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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.

As Sports Direct shares become upmarket Frasers Group, will it help?

Changing its name and ticker this week, will the new highbrow style boost the Frasers Group share price? More »

Do I think 2020 will be a better year for the Metro Bank share price?

While 2019 was a struggle for the challenger bank, does next year offer any hope for Metro Bank shares? More »

What I think the New Year might have in store for the Tesco share price

As 2020 approaches, is now a good time to invest in Tesco shares? More »

Has the Tullow Oil share price recovered too much to be a bargain anymore?

Following its massive sell-off last week, Tullow Oil shares have now bounced back to a point where I think they are no longer attractive. More »

Are robots set to take over the Ocado share price?

Will the issuance of a convertible bond to fund a robotic warehouse hinder or help Ocado shares? More »

Can outside help be good news for the Ted Baker share price?

Bringing in outside consultants may help turn things around, but will it be enough to help Ted Baker? More »

How to supplement income with dividends

In a low interest rate environment, investing in dividend-paying stocks may be the best way to supplement your income. More »

The 3 scenarios I see for the Sirius Minerals share price

News that it is now in discussion to raise £600m bolsters the chances of two of my moneymaking scenarios for Sirius shares. More »

Will restructuring be good for the HSBC share price?

As it makes efforts to focus on it Asian business, what does the future have in store for HSBC shares? More »

With the Amigo share price this low, is now the time to buy?

Getting more customers and making progress with regulators, could now be the time to invest in Amigo shares? More »

Is the National Grid share price protected as it moves offshore?

After Jeremy Corbyn’s nationalisation plans, are National Grid shares safe after it moves some of its UK operations into offshore holding companies? More »

What does shareholder revolt mean for the Kier Group share price?

With shareholders rebelling this month over its CEO’s bonus, what comes next for Kier Group shares? More »

How will the election impact the BT share price?

With Jeremy Corbyn’s nationalisation plans, are BT shares at risk? More »

Is the Royal Mail share price low enough to buy?

Dropping almost 20% last week, are Royal Mail shares now tempting for investors? More »

Are concerns for the bond market set to hurt the Rolls Royce share price?

As Rolls Royce sees its second credit rating downgrade, what is the long-term impact for its shares? More »

Are Virgin Money shares a potential buy?

As its numbers are hit by the PPI scandal, is the Virgin Money share price set to go higher? More »

As the Pets at Home share price jumps, is this a sign of things to come?

High profit expectations for Pets at Home could indicate the success of its retail-meets-service model. More »

Can a name change be good for the Sports Direct share price?

Will Sports Direct's name change to Frasers help it reinvent itself with an upscale image that could benefit investors? More »

Is the De La Rue share price low enough to buy?

With De La Ru shares down 20%, is it an opportunity or a red flag? More »

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 »