Andrew Beattie

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  1. The Financial Regulation Overhaul: Good Thing Or Bad Deal?
    Professionals

    The Financial Regulation Overhaul: Good Thing Or Bad Deal?

    No one has read the overhaul bill, not even the politicians who passed it. But there are some things you can be sure of without even picking it up.
  2. Wall Street History: Worldcom, Rigas And Freddie
    Economics

    Wall Street History: Worldcom, Rigas And Freddie

    Financial scandals were all the rage in 2002, and this week in financial history saw two of them implode.
  3. BP's Broken Window
    Economics

    BP's Broken Window

    The broken window fallacy is an economic tale of caution about ignoring unintended consequences - something the BP disaster has no shortage of.
  4. Bloodletting And Knights: Medieval Investment Terms
    Options & Futures

    Bloodletting And Knights: Medieval Investment Terms

    From bloodletting to ye olde black knights, things on Wall Street are getting downright medieval!
  5. Wall Street History: Disney, Kodak And Astor
    Personal Finance

    Wall Street History: Disney, Kodak And Astor

    This week in financial history marks the opening of the happiest place on earth and much more.
  6. Water Cooler Finance: I-Spy, IPOs And iPhones
    Personal Finance

    Water Cooler Finance: I-Spy, IPOs And iPhones

    With much of the financial world taking advantage of the summer holidays, the news this week ranges from Lebron to Conrad Black.
  7. Wall Street History: A Robber Baron And A Beer Baron
    Personal Finance

    Wall Street History: A Robber Baron And A Beer Baron

    This week in financial history sees the birth of Bud and the richest man in history.
  8. Wall Street History: iPhone Launch, IRS Birth And ZZZZ Best ...
    Economics

    Wall Street History: iPhone Launch, IRS Birth And ZZZZ Best ...

    Landmarks in taxation, technology and fraud are just some of the events from this week in financial history.
  9. Wall Street History: Madoff Funnels, Buffett Gives And Ma ...
    Active Trading

    Wall Street History: Madoff Funnels, Buffett Gives And Ma ...

    This week in finance we have a big donation from Buffett and a big scam from Madoff.
  10. An Exploration Of The Development Of Financial Markets
    Economics

    An Exploration Of The Development Of Financial Markets

    We take a look at how the market was born and has continued to develop throughout history.
  11. Wall Street History: Superman, Trump And Mr. Copper
    Personal Finance

    Wall Street History: Superman, Trump And Mr. Copper

    A lot of birthdays this week, including Ford Motors, the FDIC and Donald Trump. We also check look at antitrust and Hoover's bad idea.
  12. 5 Forgotten Financial Frauds
    Trading Strategies

    5 Forgotten Financial Frauds

    Bernie Madoff reminded us about the Ponzi scheme. What other old scams are due for a comeback?
  13. Wall Street History: Social Security, Martha Stewart And ...
    Economics

    Wall Street History: Social Security, Martha Stewart And ...

    This week in financial history saw the birth of social security, a bizarre rogue trader and more.
  14. Water Cooler Finance: Buffett Speaks Up, AIG Deal Collapses
    Active Trading

    Water Cooler Finance: Buffett Speaks Up, AIG Deal Collapses

    This week the Buffett saga continues, your kids' drinking glasses aren't safe and oil keeps flowing.
  15. Goldman: Guilty Of Finance, Innocent On Fraud
    Home & Auto

    Goldman: Guilty Of Finance, Innocent On Fraud

    While Goldman is no angel, the focus on CDO and derivatives transactions is misguided at best.
  16. Wall Street History: Rogue Traders, The SEC And Alan Greenspan
    Personal Finance

    Wall Street History: Rogue Traders, The SEC And Alan Greenspan

    This week in history marks many births - including that of the SEC.
  17. Your Banker's 6 Dirty Secrets
    Insurance

    Your Banker's 6 Dirty Secrets

    Sometimes your banker isn't completely honest. Find out what your bank has been hiding from you.
  18. 5 Tips For Dealing With Your Banker
    Credit & Loans

    5 Tips For Dealing With Your Banker

    Being prepared can pay off when it comes to dealing with your bank.
  19. Wall Street History: The Dow, The Commodore And Darth Vader
    Entrepreneurship

    Wall Street History: The Dow, The Commodore And Darth Vader

    This week in financial history marks the introduction of the world's most carefully watched index, the birth of a robber baron and much more.
  20. 5 Top-Earning Video Game Characters
    Personal Finance

    5 Top-Earning Video Game Characters

    These top-earning video game characters have brand power to rival pro athletes and movie stars. Find out which colorful character is leading the pack.
  21. Wall Street History: The NYSE Is Born, Bubbles Form
    Personal Finance

    Wall Street History: The NYSE Is Born, Bubbles Form

    This week in financial history saw the birth of the NYSE an attempt to destroy Microsoft, and much more.
  22. The Evolution Of Goldman Sachs
    Professionals

    The Evolution Of Goldman Sachs

    The fraud allegations against them have tarnished the reputation of the firm. But how exactly did they get to this point?
  23. Wall Street History: Railroads And Rockefeller
    Active Trading

    Wall Street History: Railroads And Rockefeller

    This week in financial history marks the beginning of antitrust legislation and a huge leap for labor unions.
  24. What effect did the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer ...
    Investing

    What effect did the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer ...

    Credit card companies and banks hate deadbeats who take from their bottom lines. They especially dislike the Chapter 7 bankruptcy that discharges a debtor and, if he or she has no saleable assets, eliminates ...
  25. Wall Street History: Al Capone Vs. The IRS
    Active Trading

    Wall Street History: Al Capone Vs. The IRS

    This week marks the end for one of the most notorious American gangsters, the birthday of Warren Buffett's mentor and much more.
  26. Forex: World's Biggest Market A Relative Newcomer
    Forex Education

    Forex: World's Biggest Market A Relative Newcomer

    Unlike the stock markets, the forex market is a truly new market. We’ll take a brief look at its origins and how it works today.
  27. Water Cooler Finance: Buffett's Armed And Greece Keeps Falling
    Active Trading

    Water Cooler Finance: Buffett's Armed And Greece Keeps Falling

    This week, the Buffett-bank saga continues, and we hear more about Greece's economic woes.
  28. 4 New Business Models That Are Here To Stay
    Personal Finance

    4 New Business Models That Are Here To Stay

    When it comes to thriving in business, it's out with the old and in with the new.
  29. What was Robert Citron's role in Orange County, California's ...
    Investing

    What was Robert Citron's role in Orange County, California's ...

    In 1994, Orange County announced that its investment pool had lost $1.6 billion. The announcement from the Southern California county seemed as unthinkable as local authorities announcing they had discovered ...
  30. Wall Street History: May Day and Voodoo Accounting
    Investing

    Wall Street History: May Day and Voodoo Accounting

    This week in financial history marks the greatest day in individual investing as well some of the worst.
  31. Opening Your Child's First Bank Account
    Personal Finance

    Opening Your Child's First Bank Account

    Teach your children to save up to meet their spending - and saving - goals.
  32. Wall Street History: Michael Milken, New Coke And Bad Business ...
    Personal Finance

    Wall Street History: Michael Milken, New Coke And Bad Business ...

    From the conviction of the Junk Bond King to the ill-fated launch of New Coke, find out what happened this week in financial history.
  33. When and why did brokerages switch from fixed commissions ...
    Investing

    When and why did brokerages switch from fixed commissions ...

    On May 1, 1975, there was no lightning, white calves or other omens to mark the moment when brokerages switched from fixed commissions to negotiated ones. In fact, most of Wall Street was convinced that ...
  34. Wall Street History: GE, McDomination And J.P. Morgan
    Entrepreneurship

    Wall Street History: GE, McDomination And J.P. Morgan

    From the formation of General Electric in 1892 to the dotcom crash of 2000, we'll look at what made financial history this week.
  35. When was the Dow Jones Industrial Average first calculated?
    Investing

    When was the Dow Jones Industrial Average first calculated?

    Charles Henry Dow was born on a farm in Connecticut on November 6, 1851. Farming didn't suit Charles Dow, however, so he left to make his mark in journalism. Despite having no formal training and little ...
  36. How did dotcom companies become so overvalued in the late ...
    Investing

    How did dotcom companies become so overvalued in the late ...

    A great example of a dotcom company that suffered the classic fate of many in the 1990s was VA Linux. VA Linux specialized in hardware, computers and servers that used the Linux operating system as opposed ...
  37. Wall Street History: Howard Hughes, Enron And Sin Taxes
    Taxes

    Wall Street History: Howard Hughes, Enron And Sin Taxes

    From the death of Howard Hughes to the birth of patent law, we'll look at what happened this week in financial history.
  38. A Concise History Of Changes In U.S. Tax Law
    Taxes

    A Concise History Of Changes In U.S. Tax Law

    We look at how U.S. taxes have changed since their inception.
  39. Water Cooler Finance: Warren Buffett Buys A Lemonade Stand
    Personal Finance

    Water Cooler Finance: Warren Buffett Buys A Lemonade Stand

    News of Warren Buffett's unsolicited takeover bid for Kayla Summers' lemonade stand, and other top financial news.
  40. Wall Street History: A Random Walk, Nixon's Taxes and The ...
    Taxes

    Wall Street History: A Random Walk, Nixon's Taxes and The ...

    From Nixon's tax bill to Marlboro Friday, we'll look at what happened this week in financial history.
  41. Water Cooler Finance: Zombies File Taxes, Dead Bills Rise ...
    Personal Finance

    Water Cooler Finance: Zombies File Taxes, Dead Bills Rise ...

    It seems that Halloween has come early to the world of finance. We take a look at what's making news this week.
  42. This Week in Financial History: Bre-X, Silver Thursday And ...
    Personal Finance

    This Week in Financial History: Bre-X, Silver Thursday And ...

    Many investors still bear scars from Bre-X, Silver Thursday and the end of Aldelphia. We'll look at these and other historic financial events that occurred this week.
  43. Corporate Espionage: Fact And Fiction
    Personal Finance

    Corporate Espionage: Fact And Fiction

    Delve into the world of the corporate spy.
  44. This Week in Financial History: Visa's IPO, Viva Las Vegas ...
    Mutual Funds & ETFs

    This Week in Financial History: Visa's IPO, Viva Las Vegas ...

    From the founding of Sin City to the world's largest IPO, find out what historic financial events occurred this week.
  45. What happens if I own a stock that is purchased by another ...
    Investing

    What happens if I own a stock that is purchased by another ...

    In declaring bankruptcy, a company is basically telling the market that it owes more money than it is worth. If the company undergoes an approved reorganization, previous shareholders are likely to be ...
  46. Investments To Die For
    Insurance

    Investments To Die For

    It is possible to benefit financially from death - without being a character in a murder mystery.
  47. This Week in Financial History: Speculative Bubbles, Bill ...
    Entrepreneurship

    This Week in Financial History: Speculative Bubbles, Bill ...

    From the millionaire boom and the IPO of one of the world's largest companies, read on to find out what significant financial events of the past occurred during this week.
  48. Something Gross In GDP
    Fundamental Analysis

    Something Gross In GDP

    GDP is used to gauge the strength of the economy, but what is it actually measuring?
  49. This Week In Financial History: Birthdays, Theory and Scandal
    Economics

    This Week In Financial History: Birthdays, Theory and Scandal

    In the world of finance, March marks the anniversary of a number of important beginnings (and some ends) that have left an indelible print on the market.
  50. Water Cooler News: Financial News This Week
    Insurance

    Water Cooler News: Financial News This Week

    Find out what's making news in the world of finance this week.
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