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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.

Investing for income in a down market

Many businesses may be struggling, but there are still good income stocks if you know what to look for. More »

Will panic buying help the Sainsbury share price?

Panic buying may be bad for consumers, but the supermarkets may be making a killing. More »

Can changes at the top help the Ted Baker share price?

With a new CEO in place, can Ted Baker weather the coronavirus storm? More »

Panic buying highlights the strengths and weaknesses of Ocado’s model

Ocado may have stumbled, but will a change to its systems help its shares in the years to come? More »

Is now the time to invest in oil shares?

With crude prices below $30, are companies like Shell and BP now a bargain? More »

Will a ‘culture overhaul’ translate to a stronger Persimmon share price?

As its CEO says he will step down, can an improved image translate to stronger Persimmon shares? More »

Best practices for earning passive income through dividend shares

As the quest for passive income becomes more and more a buzzword, here are some considerations when looking to invest in dividend shares. More »

What next for the NMC share price?

In a busy news week for the hospital operator, what could these events mean for NMC Health shares? More »

Will tightening its belt help the Lloyds share price?

With staff reductions and executive pay cuts, can Lloyds Banking Group help bolster its numbers? More »

Is the reinstated Serco dividend a sign of things to come?

Is this a milestone for the UK outsourcer, or does Serco still have some way to go yet? More »

Can consolidating its business help the Weir Group bolster its share price?

As oil & gas weigh on the firm’s finances, will becoming a pure mining technology firm set Weir Group up for the future? More »

How I think clearing its pension deficit is another strong sign for the BAE share price

Though perhaps not the most exciting news, I think the fact it will be clearing its pension deficit early as a string sign for... More »

Are the winds ready to change for the Pearson share price?

With a shift away from print and towards digital media, is Pearson on the cusp of a turnaround? More »

Is Barratt Developments set to benefit from a housing sector turnaround?

With some decent earnings figures this month, is the UK housing market set to send Baratt Development shares up? More »

Is a turnaround warning a harbinger of things to come for Royal Mail shares?

Its share price hit an all-time low this month, and I don’t see any signs of improvement to come for Royal Mail. More »

The BP share price is hit by global issues, but I’m not worried. Here’s why

Not a natural jump for most of us to make, the Coronavirus may be set to hurt the BP share price this year. More »

Is the Centrica share price now a bargain?

Lower commodity prices may be hitting the owner of British Gas, but could this be an opportunity to buy Centrica shares cheaply? More »

As it staggers forward, is the Superdry share price low enough to be interesting?

Following poor results in January, Superdry stock has mainly failed to recover it losses, is this the right time to buy? More »

What could Mike Ashley’s upmarket efforts mean for the Frasers Group share price?

Changing its name and investing in upmarket brands, will this rebranding work for Frasers Group? More »

Will slowing share buybacks hurt the Shell share price?

As investors look set to take a hit with the share buyback programme being adjusted, what could be the impact on Shell stock? More »