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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.

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 »

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 »