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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.

Why I will be buying more Sainsbury’s shares

As its share price dipped on today’s earnings news, this is why I think Sainsbury’s shares are worth buying. More »

Could a Covid-19 vaccine help AstraZeneca shares?

As the pharmaceutical giant joins with Oxford University to develop a Covid-19 vaccine, will the AstraZeneca share price see the benefit? More »

Will bad debt hurt the Barclays share price this year?

With uncertain times for the economy after coronavirus, the Barclays share price may suffer from loan defaults. More »

Can the Rolls Royce share price recover after coronavirus?

With the potential for airline travel to change dramatically after lockdown, will Rolls-Royce still be making engines? More »

Why I just bought more BP shares

Despite the current oil price, Karl Loomes think the double-digit dividend is a very good reason to load up on BP shares. More »

Is the HSBC share price low enough to buy?

After slashing Q1 profits this week, does the HSBC share price have further to fall? More »

Can Tullow Oil withstand the price of crude?

While strong oil producers should be able to weather the storm, Tullow Oil was already on the rocks before this latest crisis. More »

What to look for in dividend shares

In turbulent times such as these, focusing on dividend shares can be a great way to benefit from low prices. More »

Has the Shell share price reached a bottom?

With the price of crude still at very low levels, is the Shell share price likely to drop further? More »

Will fewer drivers hurt the Admiral share price?

The Admiral share price is holding strong despite fewer drivers on the road. Why? More »

Can the ASOS share price hold on to recent gains?

After the fashion retailer raises £240m from shareholders, can the ASOS share price hold on to gains until lockdown ends? More »

Is online shopping enough to help the Next share price?

As lockdown continues, will reopening its online arm be enough to bolster the Next share price? More »

What could the Tesco dividend decision mean for its share price?

With the Tesco dividend being paid despite profit concerns, the move could go either way for the supermarket giant. More »

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 »