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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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Big business at the “world’s greatest flat race”

The Epsom Derby on 2 June 2018 is one of the world’s great horse-races. Less appreciated is that the Derby is also big business, from sponsorship and hospitality to betting in the tens of millions of pounds.

Dan Atkinson07:00, 2 June 2018
How a CFD trade works in terms of fees and commissions
How a CFD trade works in terms of fees and commissions

Contracts for difference make up an increasingly popular route to the trading of financial assets of all kinds. But fees and commissions vary greatly across brokers, assets and markets, so here we help you to cut through the confusion.

Dan Atkinson14:49, 30 May 2018
Share surge at Tate & Lyle

Tate & Lyle’s shares jumped more than five per cent after news of a 23 per cent profit surge. The global ingredients giant achieved the profit rise despite a two per cent fall in sales.

Dan Atkinson12:00, 25 May 2018
Five must-watch films and documentaries for day traders

The frenzied atmosphere of a dealing floor is a gift for film-makers and a natural subject for documentaries. Day traders are spoiled for choice, so we have made a must-watch selection of just five films and documentaries.

Dan Atkinson11:00, 25 May 2018
CFD trading strategy: How to use moving averages to generate buy and sell signals

For CFD traders, moving averages in the price of any financial asset can provide valuable indications as to future trends. Moving averages can be a powerful weapon in a day trader’s armoury.

Dan Atkinson13:22, 24 May 2018
Marks & Spencer’s profits plunge

Renowned UK retail giant Marks & Spencer pays costs of store closures but maintains the dividend. The company says start of its transformation plan is “well under way”.

Dan Atkinson12:00, 24 May 2018
Harry and Meghan: royal wedding impact on markets

Are Royal weddings good news for investors? We draw some light-hearted lessons from history about their possible impact.

Dan Atkinson09:34, 18 May 2018
British Land shrugs off profit fall

British Land, one of the biggest real-estate operators in the UK, saw its shares rise today despite a modest decline in underlying profit. Dividends were increased by three per cent and borrowings were reduced.

Dan Atkinson17:42, 17 May 2018
Ten steps to building a winning trading plan

A sound and robust trading plan is essential for anyone seeking success in the markets. Without one, a trader will flounder and almost certainly lose money.

Dan Atkinson08:38, 17 May 2018
Bad trading habits and how to break them

Bad trading habits could be costing your money. What are the most common habits and how can you kick them?

Dan Atkinson10:37, 15 May 2018
All eyes on America’s inflation figures

US inflation data for April will attract intense scrutiny in the market later today. Continuation of the rising trend seen so far this year could prompt more aggressive interest-rate rises.

Dan Atkinson06:23, 10 May 2018
Craft week turns spotlight on artisan sector

London Craft Week showcases one of Britain’s fastest-growing economic sectors. We look at the size, the importance and the prospects for the UK’s “craft economy”.

Dan Atkinson11:05, 9 May 2018
Shares down after Sainsbury hails “return to growth”

Full-year figures from British retailer Sainsbury fail to cheer investors. Its next hurdle is to persuade competition authorities to allow a £15 billion merger with rival Asda.

Dan Atkinson13:12, 4 May 2018
Federal Reserve rate-setting meeting attracts scrutiny

The Federal Reserve committee that sets interest rates concludes a two-day meeting today. Remarks afterwards will be studied for clues about the timing of the next rate rise.

Dan Atkinson18:00, 2 May 2018
May Day dawns on disgruntled world workforce

International Workers’ Day sees attention focus on squeezed living standards. Are working people getting the full benefit from the economic recovery?

Dan Atkinson10:36, 1 May 2018

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