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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.

Are Stagecoach shares set to go off the rails?

With somewhat mixed results in its latest earnings report, where does the road lead for Stagecoach (LON: SGC)? More »

Would I buy ITV shares while they suffer the Jeremy Kyle effect?

In the wake of the Jeremy Kyle show cancellation, are ITV plc (LON: ITV) shares now an opportunity? More »

Could Kier Group go bust?

With job cuts, suspended dividends and Neil Woodford as an investor, is Kier Group plc (LON: KIE) going to last? Karl Loomes is not... More »

Is now the time to buy this ailing travel operator?

With its share price this low, are Thomas Cook Group plc (LON: TCG) shares ready to take off? More »

The 3 FTSE 100 dividend stocks I back all the way

Including defence giant BAE Systems (LON: BA), these are the FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) dividend stocks I put my money in. More »

Is now the time to buy Kier shares?

With its shares taking yet another hit, could now be the time to invest in ultra-cheap Kier Group plc (LON: KIE)? More »

Despite political concerns, here is the defence stock I would invest in!

Despite concerns over its Saudi exposure, BAE Systems plc’s (LON: BA) dividend yield and order book are too good for me to ignore! More »

Shell: the oil major I back for the long haul!

With oil market uncertainty, Royal Dutch Shell plc class B (LON: RDSB) is the firm I would look to invest in. More »

Could Purplebricks go bust?

Making headlines for all the wrong reasons, how do Purplebricks Group plc (LON: PURP) shares weigh up? More »

Following its 20% drop, are Pendragon shares a bargain-hunting opportunity?

After warning of significant losses in its first half, is now the time to buy Pendragon plc (LON: PDG) stock? More »

Kier shares plummet, so is it time to buy?

Can Kier Group plc (LON: KIE) ever bounce back after its profit warning and would I jump in while the shares are cheap? More »

The FTSE 100 dividend share that I back to take off

BT Group – Class A Common Stock (LON: BT.A) could prove to be a strong grower as well as a high-yielding stock. More »

3 FTSE 100 stocks I’m avoiding

TUI AG (LON: TUI) and two more stocks to hold back from. More »

Could Sirius Minerals go bust?

How does Sirius Minerals plc (LON: SXX) weigh up? More »

3 UK stocks I back to profit from the 5G revolution early

Vodafone Group plc (LON: VOD) and two other ways to get in on 5G now! More »

Can the Metro Bank share price bounce back?

With Metro Bank plc (LON: MTRO)’s shares trading near record lows, is now the time to buy this cheap stock? More »