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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 the Shell share price low enough to buy?

Following its major rival with asset write-downs, what will the future hold for the Shell share price? And is it a buy (or at... More »

Using the stock market to make passive income

Making money with little effort is a dream for many of us. Karl Loomes shows how the stock market can help! More »

Will Ocado shares benefit from a shift in grocery shopping?

Will Ocado shares be the beneficiary of a fundamental shift towards online shopping? More »

BP share price: here’s what I think the future holds

With low oil prices, job losses and asset write-downs, what could the future hold for the battered BP share price? More »

Do I think Taylor Wimpey shares will continue their rise?

As traffic increases to the homebuilder’s website, will it be enough for Taylor Wimpy shares to survive any coming recession? More »

As IWG takes over WeWork spaces, what could it mean for its share price?

With the world looking at a 'new normal', what will the future hold for WeWork rival IWG? More »

Could a ‘digital first’ strategy help the Ted Baker share price recover?

As the fashion retailer plans a £95m cash call, will a new strategy be enough to help Ted Baker survive? More »

What will junk status mean for the Rolls-Royce share price?

Will downgrades in the bond market translate to a pressure on Rolls Royce shares? More »

What could short selling mean for the Boohoo share price?

As Shadowfall warns about inflated cash flow numbers, what could it mean for Boohoo shares? More »

Is hotel operator Whitbread set to benefit when lockdown ends?

Set to raise £1bn in a rights issue, will Premier Inn owner Whitbread bounce back after lockdown? More »

As lockdown draws to a close, what will it mean for the Tesco share price?

As non-essential retailers look set to open, Tesco looks strong heading into a post-lockdown period. More »

Is the RBS share price at bargain levels?

With concerns about the economy growing, are RBS shares cheap enough to consider buying? More »

Has the landscape changed for British Land shares?

Suffering in the short term from lockdown, will British Land see a shift in its property value long term? More »

What could suspending its dividend mean for the BT share price?

In the search for cash, is the dividend cut decision a good move for BT shares? More »

Is the Shell share price worth buying?

As the company cuts its dividend for the first time since World War II, are Shell shares still a good investment? More »

Why I think there is double trouble for ITV shares

Television may not seem like the first sector to get hit by coronavirus, but ITV is suffering on two fronts. More »

What will the Next share price look like after lockdown?

With shops soon set to reopen, how will Next shares fare? More »

Will a deeper restructuring help the HSBC share price?

As Covid-19 causes HSBC's board to seek deeper cuts, what will a renewed overhaul mean for its shares? More »

How will UK retail shares look after lockdown?

With non-essential stores soon set to reopen, what will the landscape look like for UK retail? More »

Does opportunity knock for Boohoo?

Times like these can make or break businesses. Online retailer Boohoo seems to be making it into an opportunity. More »