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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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Dollar-euro: the long retreat continues
Dollar-euro: the long retreat continues

The world’s biggest currency pair has had a rocky 12 months, with the dollar in almost constant decline against the euro. But that may change as a new administration takes charge in Washington and European authorities ponder more extensive stimulus measures.

Dan Atkinson10:00, 4 January 2021
Gold
Gold: a glittering year, despite recent lost ground

Gold prices have had a rocky ride since hitting an all-time peak in August, undermined as confidence returned to paper assets. But they still end the year 23% higher than they started.

Dan Atkinson10:00, 31 December 2020
S&P 500
S&P 500: ending the year as a winner

A tumultuous year for share prices has seen one clear winner, the Standard & Poor’s 500 index. Enthusiasts claim this is because the “S&P” contains future-facing companies rather than those stock in the past.

Dan Atkinson11:00, 30 December 2020
London markets
London markets cheer UK Brexit deal

Stocks and the pound were sharply higher this morning on the first full day of trading since the 24 December post-Brexit trade deal. The agreement ended months of wrangling about the shape of any agreement between the UK and European Union.

Dan Atkinson10:00, 29 December 2020
Apple stock price next 10 years
Apple stock price in the next 10 years

Apple’s share price has soared since 2010 but can it pull off the same trick in the next decade? We look at where Apple stock will be in 2030.

Dan Atkinson23:00, 25 December 2020
Oil prices take a breather but trend remains upwards
Oil prices take a breather but trend remains upwards

Oil prices slipped this morning but the recovery from the lows of earlier this year remains on track. However, the International Energy Agency is calling for renewable sources to ease oil and coal out of the picture during the coming decades.

Dan Atkinson22:31, 22 December 2020
The pound and the euro: latest from this currency frontier
The pound and the euro: latest from this currency frontier

Sterling’s euro exchange rate is under pressure as Britain faces a new strain of the coronavirus and post-Brexit trade talks remain stalled. The relationship between Europe’s two reserve currencies has seen quite marked changes in exchange rates.

Dan Atkinson12:30, 21 December 2020
Stock market predictions 2021
Stock market predictions 2021

Share prices have rallied since the coronavirus-induced plunge of early Spring. But is this just a “sugar rush” from economic stimulus programmes and what should be the stock market forecast for 2021?

Dan Atkinson10:35, 21 December 2020
Gold
Gold: the long descent continues

Gold prices continue to crumble slowly from an all-time peak in August. Even the sorts of events that would normally prove supportive seem to have been of little help.

Dan Atkinson10:34, 16 December 2020
French stocks: good news and bad
French stocks: good news and bad

The Paris Cac 40 blue-chip index is up on the month, but the rise has not been spectacular. Economic and political problems have mounted, and the coronavirus threatens more economic damage.

Dan Atkinson09:55, 15 December 2020
Natural gas price predictions next 5 years
Natural gas price predictions for the next 5 years

It is a time of uncertainty regarding all energy sources, as economic downturns combine with measures to combat climate change to put a question mark over their future. So what are the best natural gas price predictions for the next five years?

Dan Atkinson19:22, 14 December 2020
UK markets cheer “extra mile” trade talks
UK markets cheer “extra mile” trade talks

The extension to UK-European Union trade discussions seemed to perk up London markets this morning. Stocks and sterling were higher as hopes for a post-Brexit deal were revived.

Dan Atkinson12:05, 14 December 2020
Crude prices touch three-month highs after output curbs eased
Crude prices touch three-month highs after output curbs eased

The oil price recovery continued today after OPEC and its allies agreed to increase production in the New Year. This was seen as a vote of confidence in future demand for crude.

Dan Atkinson10:43, 8 December 2020
Best cryptocurrency for day trading
Best cryptocurrency for day trading

Day trading and cryptocurrencies are both phenomena of the digital age, and the former provide many profitable opportunities for those practising the latter. But what is the best crypto-currency for day trading?

Dan Atkinson14:47, 7 December 2020
Europe row overshadows Poland’s big-league promotion
Europe row overshadows Poland’s big-league promotion

Poland has taken Britain’s place in the top-five club of European Union economies. But the country and its currency, the Zloty, are embroiled in a row with Brussels over the rule of law.

Dan Atkinson12:16, 7 December 2020

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