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Dan Atkinson

Dan Atkinson is a British writer, journalist and author specialising in financial and economic matters. He has worked in this field for UK newspapers including The Guardian and The Mail on Sunday, reporting from around the world. He has since worked as a copywriter and content strategist for household-name financial institutions, and is the author or co-author of six books on social, financial and economic affairs

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How to make money in a bear market
How to make money in a bear market

No matter how much the stock market booms, it is inevitable that a decline will set in, otherwise known as a bear market. But what is a bear market and how can you make money from it?

Dan Atkinson
Oil prices
Oil prices climb as producers mark anniversary of cuts

Oil prices rise as the 13-nation energy cartel OPEC marks first year of output reduction.

Dan Atkinson
Sterling climbs against the yen
Sterling climbs against the yen on vaccine success

The pound gains against yen on the back of Britain’s successful coronavirus vaccination programme.

Dan Atkinson
Best long-term crypto investments
What are the best long-term crypto investments?

Which cryptocurrencies are the ones to watch in 2021?

Dan Atkinson
Gold ingots against a line chart
Springtime for bullion after March battering

Gold is staging a recovery after the beating it took in March.

Dan Atkinson
Amsterdam stock markets
Amsterdam stock markets: up, and away

Amsterdam surpassed London as major centre for trading European shares after Britain’s EU departure.

Dan Atkinson
Spring in London’s step ahead of key post-Brexit talks
Spring in London’s step ahead of key post-Brexit talks

Shares and the pound made a buoyant start to a week following a meeting between UK and European Union representatives. Read more...

Dan Atkinson
Best currency pairs to trade for beginners
Best currency pairs to trade for beginners

Currency trading can be nerve-racking for novice traders but also hugely rewarding. So what are the best forex pairs to trade for beginners?

Dan Atkinson
Crude prices
Crude prices pause for breath, waiting for Iran

Oil prices are up, with Brent crude and West Texas Intermediate close to three-monthly highs.

Dan Atkinson
Dollar and the yen
Dollar and the yen: could old frictions re-emerge?

Strong dollar gains against the Japanese yen may be re-awakening past currency frictions.

Dan Atkinson
Gold - slow retreat continues
Gold: the slow retreat continues

Gold prices seem set to end the week on the back foot, with an apparent absence of buyers below $1,740. Those who bought at the peak of more than $2,000 last summer will be nursing painful losses.

Dan Atkinson
“Fear index” off the boil as crisis anxiety recedes
“Fear index” off the boil as crisis anxiety recedes

The Volatility Index (VIX) has returned to more normal levels after a year of trading at historic highs, reflecting concerns as to the impact of the coronavirus crisis on corporate earnings. Sometimes called the “fear index”, it measures price movements in options to buy or sell a stock in order to gauge likely market volatility.

Dan Atkinson
Markets mixed in wake of limited UK-EU agreement on financial services
Markets mixed in wake of limited UK-EU agreement on financial services

Shares rose in London this morning as market re-opened after the four-day bank holiday weekend. But sterling failed to benefit from a limited memorandum of understanding between London and Brussels on financial services.

Dan Atkinson
Nasdaq cheap stocks to watch in 2021
Nasdaq cheap stocks to watch in 2021

America’s Nasdaq stock market, a showcase for high-tech firms, has had a difficult three months, and has recently been outperformed by the venerable Dow Jones index. So what are the top penny stocks to watch on Nasdaq in 2021?

Dan Atkinson
Oil prices
Oil remains close to highs, despite slight dip

Oil prices remain close to three-monthly highs, buoyed by economic recovery from measures to control the coronavirus. Despite moves to a carbon-free world, crude producers are confident that oil has a secure future.

Dan Atkinson

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