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Karl Loomes

Having been an investment writer and analyst for more than 10 years, Karl has broad experience across asset classes, though the stock market has always been his main area of focus. Karl started his career as a derivatives analyst for Bloomberg before becoming an equity and commodity analyst for the German stock exchange, Deutsche Börse. Most recently working as a short-selling and securities lending analyst and investment writer for the technology firm SunGard, Karl has worked as a freelance investment writer throughout his career. Karl has been an avid personal investor since his 18th birthday, focusing primarily on fundamental analysis and market trends in his selection of both growth and income focused stocks.

Buying and selling a mortgage book: my view of the impact on the Tesco and Lloyds share price

As Lloyds buys mortgages from Tesco, what could the future hold for their respective shares? More »

What will the Saudi attack mean for the Shell and BP share price?

As oil prices spike following Saturday’s attack, will BP plc (LON: BP) and others see long term benefits? More »

Could Thomas Cook go bust?

As the tour operator sells off its assets, is Thomas Cook Group plc (LON: TCG) at risk of going bust? More »

Could Sports Direct go bust?

With the Sports Direct International plc (LON: SPD) share price under pressure, is the company at risk of going bust? More »

The FTSE 100 dividend shares I think every portfolio should include

Why I make these FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) dividend stocks the backbone of my portfolio. More »

Is the Micro Focus share price low enough to buy?

After plummeting 30%, is now the perfect time to buy Micro Focus International plc (LON: MCRO) shares? More »

Is now the time to buy this FTSE 100 dividend share?

Offering one of the highest dividend yields on the FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX), is this major bank a good investment? More »

Is this the beginning of the end for Thomas Cook shares?

Could a £900m cash infusion drive the Thomas Cook Group plc (LON: TCG) share price to zero? More »

Is the Hays share price now a bargain?

As weaker than expected earnings hurt Hays plc (LON: HAS) stock, is today’s slide actually an opportunity? More »

What could the Alaska sale mean for the BP share price?

What does the future have in store for BP plc (LON: BP) shares after it sells its Alaskan assets to Hilcorp? More »

The FTSE 100 share you’ve never heard of that I’d consider buying

Why slow and steady wins the race for this FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) hidden gem. More »

I would sell Sports Direct right now and buy this FTSE 100 share

As things look worse for Sports Direct International plc (LON: SPD), this is where I would put my money instead. More »

When will the Rolls-Royce share price be worth buying?

With a month of turbulent news, are Rolls-Royce Holding plc (LON: RR) shares ready for a recovery? More »

Is it lights out for the National Grid share price?

After this month’s blackouts, what are the long-term prospects for National Grid plc (LON: NG)? More »

Does the Sirius Minerals share price make it a bargain?

With its share price the lowest since 2015, should you consider buying Sirius Minerals plc (LON: SXX) stock today? More »

The 2 dividend rules I live by when investing in stocks

BAE Systems is just one example of a share that meets my two rules, are there any others? More »

Could ASOS go bust?

With profit expectations lower, how does ASOS plc (LON: ASC) hold up? More »

Could Sainsbury’s go bust?

With online retail becoming ever more popular, how does J Sainsbury plc (LON: SBRY) compare to its rivals? More »

With the HSBC share price dipping, is now the time to buy?

As a management ousting hits HSBC Holdings plc (LON: HSBA) shares, is now the time to invest? More »

Is now the time to invest in Sainsbury’s shares?

Down by more than a third in the last 12 months, is now the time to buy J Sainsbury plc (LON: SBRY) shares? More »