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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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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 Atkinson09:24, 6 April 2021
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 Atkinson14:31, 2 April 2021
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 Atkinson10:10, 30 March 2021
Best time of day to buy shares
The best time of day to buy shares

Stock markets fluctuate throughout each trading session, sometimes in predictable ways. This obviously affects the prospects for those who enter the market at different periods, so what is the best time of day to buy stocks?

Dan Atkinson12:40, 26 March 2021
Gold price
Gold price crumbles as dollar resurgent

The price of gold seems set on a downward trend as its rival safe-haven asset, the dollar, has made gains. Anyone who bought bullion during its peak last summer will be nursing heavy losses.

Dan Atkinson11:00, 24 March 2021
Dow Jones
Dow Jones roars back – but for how long?

Wall Street’s venerable Dow Jones index has more than recovered from the sharp drop of a year ago, triggered by the coronavirus crisis. But is there more to come or is all the good news already reflected in share prices?

Dan Atkinson16:24, 23 March 2021
TransEnterix
TransEnterix (TRXC) stock forecast 2021

In a world of booming tech stocks, few have boomed as loudly as TransEnterix (TRXC), now re-badged as Asensus, which provides “augmented intelligence” for use in surgery. The shares have risen several hundred per cent this year, but what would be a realistic TRXC stock forecast?

Dan Atkinson12:56, 22 March 2021
Markets mixed as Brussels begins legal action against UK
Markets mixed as Brussels begins legal action against UK

Shares were lower in London this morning but sterling generally stronger as the dispute over Northern Ireland trade moved closer to the courts. The European Union is threatening to sue the UK over its refusal to implement border controls on trade between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Dan Atkinson10:48, 22 March 2021
 Crude prices
Crude prices maintain strong upwards momentum

Oil prices are close to three-monthly highs, buoyed by Middle East tensions, economic recovery and a massive US stimulus package. Whatever the question marks over oil’s long-term future, the immediate picture is far brighter than many dared hope a year ago.

Dan Atkinson11:02, 17 March 2021
euro
The euro: expansion grinds to a halt

Europe’s single currency had seemed destined to embrace nearly all the members of the European Union. But it has been six years since a new member joined, creating a lopsided EU monetary scene.

Dan Atkinson10:41, 16 March 2021
Stock market forecast
Stock market forecast for the next three months

It may seem that a stock-market prediction for the next 3 months is relatively easy, with a continuation of the upswing of the past 3 months both for international stocks listed in London and more domestic shares. But if the good news is already priced in, what could go wrong between now and the middle of June?

Dan Atkinson08:36, 12 March 2021
gold price
Cloudy outlook for gold as US assets in demand

The gold price has come down a long way since its August peak, but the 12-month picture is more positive. However, the increasing attraction of US bonds and the dollar could be hazardous for gold investors.

Dan Atkinson09:54, 10 March 2021
Eurostoxx 50
Europe’s blue chips shine once more

The Eurostoxx 50 index of leading companies in the euro-zone has bounced back from the lows seen a year ago and is close to touching its previous five-yearly high. But much will depend on the performance of the economy of the single currency bloc.

Dan Atkinson10:20, 9 March 2021
Brexit
Shares up despite Brexit legal threat

London stocks made a buoyant start to the week this morning, reflecting stock market gains across Europe. But looming on the horizon is a lawsuit from Brussels about UK actions in relation to trade with Northern Ireland.

Dan Atkinson14:16, 8 March 2021
UK stock market
UK stock market predictions for 2021

London’s blue-chip FTSE 100 index has clawed back most of the ground lost during the coronavirus-related turmoil of a year ago. But many uncertainties remain, so what is a realistic UK stock market forecast for 2021?

Dan Atkinson10:09, 5 March 2021

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