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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.

Is Glaxo’s $5bn cancer investment about to pay off?

Another successful drug trial may have GlaxoSmithKline plc (LON: GSK) shares on the rise. More »

How does Sainsbury’s share price compare to its rivals?

Looking at some of the fundamentals, here is what I think of the J Sainsbury plc (LON: SBRY) share price. More »

Did Funding Circle learn nothing from the credit crunch?

Is Funding Circle Holdings plc (LON: FCH) making the same mistakes again? More »

Are Glencore shares worth buying despite this latest accident?

What is the potential impact of illegal mining for Glencore plc (LON: GLEN)? More »

Why I am avoiding this oilfield service major despite its dividend

Even with a 7% dividend and a share price at 6x earnings, I am still holding back from Petrofac Ltd (LON: PFC). More »

Are Premier Oil shares set to fly after the latest resource update?

With record production numbers and increased resource estimates, why are Premier Oil plc (LON: PMO) shares still struggling? More »

Can a new CEO turn things around for Kingfisher shares?

With changes at the top, will B&Q owner Kingfisher plc (LON: KGF) get things fixed? More »

Are Stagecoach shares set to go off the rails?

With somewhat mixed results in its latest earnings report, where does the road lead for Stagecoach (LON: SGC)? More »

Would I buy ITV shares while they suffer the Jeremy Kyle effect?

In the wake of the Jeremy Kyle show cancellation, are ITV plc (LON: ITV) shares now an opportunity? More »

Could Kier Group go bust?

With job cuts, suspended dividends and Neil Woodford as an investor, is Kier Group plc (LON: KIE) going to last? Karl Loomes is not... More »

Is now the time to buy this ailing travel operator?

With its share price this low, are Thomas Cook Group plc (LON: TCG) shares ready to take off? More »

The 3 FTSE 100 dividend stocks I back all the way

Including defence giant BAE Systems (LON: BA), these are the FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) dividend stocks I put my money in. More »

Is now the time to buy Kier shares?

With its shares taking yet another hit, could now be the time to invest in ultra-cheap Kier Group plc (LON: KIE)? More »

Despite political concerns, here is the defence stock I would invest in!

Despite concerns over its Saudi exposure, BAE Systems plc’s (LON: BA) dividend yield and order book are too good for me to ignore! More »

Shell: the oil major I back for the long haul!

With oil market uncertainty, Royal Dutch Shell plc class B (LON: RDSB) is the firm I would look to invest in. More »

Could Purplebricks go bust?

Making headlines for all the wrong reasons, how do Purplebricks Group plc (LON: PURP) shares weigh up? More »

Following its 20% drop, are Pendragon shares a bargain-hunting opportunity?

After warning of significant losses in its first half, is now the time to buy Pendragon plc (LON: PDG) stock? More »

Kier shares plummet, so is it time to buy?

Can Kier Group plc (LON: KIE) ever bounce back after its profit warning and would I jump in while the shares are cheap? More »

The FTSE 100 dividend share that I back to take off

BT Group – Class A Common Stock (LON: BT.A) could prove to be a strong grower as well as a high-yielding stock. More »

3 FTSE 100 stocks I’m avoiding

TUI AG (LON: TUI) and two more stocks to hold back from. More »