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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.

Three shares I would buy and hold for 5, 10 and 30 years+!

Different holding periods have different investment requirements – here are the stocks I'd pick for the short term and for much longer holding periods. More »

As it finally finds an auditor, will confidence return for Sports Direct shares?

With RSM agreeing to audit its accounts, will Sports Direct see its share price improve? More »

Will new leadership help the Metro Bank share price?

As Co-Founder Vernon Hill steps down, what could it mean for Metro Bank shares? More »

With better than expected results, is the Standard Chartered share price still cheap?

Standard Chartered shares see only muted reaction to good news -- could this be an opportunity? More »

Can accelerating store expansion be good for the Next share price?

Bucking the trend of online retail – what will be the impact for Next shares? More »

How to pick dividend shares for extra income

With interest rates so low, dividends can help you put your savings to better use. More »

De La Rue share price proves printing money and making it are not the same thing

As UK banknote printer De La Rue shares fall 30%, does this make it a bargain? More »

With its joint venture in India hit, what’s next for the Vodafone share price?

With India's Vodafone Idea now on the hook for millions of retrospective fees, will Vodafone Group suffer? More »

Is there now a dip-buying opportunity in the BP share price?

As soft earnings hit the stock, are BP shares now going cheap? More »

What next for the AstraZeneca share price?

With rising revenue and increased sales forecasts, what comes next for AstraZeneca shares? More »

Will reshaping the firm bolster the HSBC share price?

With further hints of focusing on its Asia business, HSBC shares are likely to benefit. More »

Could the Sirius Minerals share price help you retire a millionaire?

Three scenarios I see for Sirius – two of which could make you money. More »

After the failed WeWork IPO, can this FTSE 250 competitor fare better?

Even as WeWork fails to become public, this UK rival is looking to double its growth rate. More »

Will closing 1,000 shops help the Vodafone share price?

Reducing its store portfolio by 15% - will this fundamental shift be good for Vodafone shares? More »

What will the latest cost-cutting drive mean for the HSBC share price?

With up to 10,000 jobs at risk, what could this latest move mean for HSBC shares? More »

Do changes at the top make now the time to buy Tesco shares?

With the shock departure of David Lewis, is it worth investing in Tesco stock? More »

Does the Kier share price make it worth buying?

As Kier Group shares recover a little ground, is a turnaround on the cards? More »

Is buying HSBC shares a proxy for investing in China?

The flagship for Anglo-Asian investments, why London-listed HSBC could be a proxy investment for China. More »

The pros and cons of buying Prudential shares right now

Seeing some negative stories in September, here are some good and bad points of investing in Prudential stock. More »

How to make passive income from stocks

A key guide of the things to consider when looking for passive income in the stock market. More »