Author: Bob Kohut

Bob Kohut
Bob Kohut

Bob Kohut has been writing about finance for more than 30 years. As an active trader he brings a unique perspective to share market trading and investing issues.

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Recent and archived work by Bob Kohut for The Bull:

Interpreting Market News

On many a morning investors around the world awaken to find the price of stocks they own or of stocks in which they have interest has moved dramatically, up or down. There always has been an aura of mystery surrounding share market trading as much of what happens seems to defy explanation, something akin to…

Can these Worst Performers of 2019 Make a Comeback in 2020?

Regardless of investing philosophy, retail investors who pick their own stocks have much to consider reviewing the share price performance of annual “winners and losers” Growth investors who believe in buying high and selling higher gravitate towards the year’s best performers. Momentum and value investors can consider select losers capable of a comeback or a…

2019 Top Stocks

After a sickening decline in global stock prices as the 2018 trading year ground to a halt, 2019 ushered in a welcome respite with stock markets around the world reaching record highs during a stellar year The ASX was among them despite a drop at year-end, posting its best performance since the initial post-GFC era…

Investing in Gold on the Dip

In September of 2018 clouds darkened the horizon of global economic growth with a seemingly never-ending US/China trade war and lowering growth forecasts from economists around the world. On cue, the price of gold rallied, as it generally does in uncertain times. Uncertainty was the watchword as economic indicators bounced back and forth with some…

Story Stocks in the Making

Why do many newcomers to share market investing seek the advice of history’s great investors and then ignore what they have to say? Two of the most successful investors in recent memory both shared the same belief: Stay away from businesses you can’t explain. Warren Buffet has earned the reputation of the Oracle of Omaha….

Agriculture Disruptors for a Watchlist

Many retail investors avoid staid old tried and true “blue chip” stocks in favor of stocks that excite them. High on the list of investments that get the blood pumping are the disruptors. The first entry into a sector with a business model that creates new ways of doing the sector’s business, challenging traditional norms…

Under the Radar IPOs

The global investing community eagerly awaits the launch of what could be the largest IPO ever issued – Saudi Arabia’s Aramco. Shares will not be available to ordinary retail investors, but that was standard practice for most IPOs until onmarket.com.au came along here in Australia, offering average retail investors the opportunity to bid on select…

ASX Medical Marijuana Stocks – Buy, Wait and See, or Stay Away

On 5 December of 1996 the Chairman of the US Federal Reserve, Alan Greenspan, coined a phrase that should be etched in the psyche of all retail investors – irrational exuberance. It was the time of the dot.com stocks qualifying as “next big thing” stock market entries, sometimes backed by little more than a paper…

Graphene Additives Making their Mark

Some investors lose patience waiting for “next big thing” breakthroughs. The time between concept and commercialisation to generate substantial returns on stock market investments in companies involved with the reportedly revolutionary capabilities of the breakthrough and seem an eternity. Others realize the path from concept to profit can be long and torturous. Such has been…

A Biotech Conference for Stock-Pickers

Growth investors willing to take the risk to shoot for the moon find prime targets in the biotechnology sector. The “holy grail” of growth investors remains the ten-bagger (or more) popularised by US investor Peter Lynch – a stock rising to more than ten times the value of an initial investment. A recent example on…