Andrew Beattie

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  1. The Difference Between Oil Services And Refiners
    Options & Futures

    The Difference Between Oil Services And Refiners

    Oil service companies and refiners both play an important role in the oil industry, but they tend to profit more in opposite markets.
  2. The Economics of Oil Extraction
    Options & Futures

    The Economics of Oil Extraction

    The overall economics of oil extraction is that there is money in it - both for extraction companies and their investors.
  3. Executing A Swot Analysis
    Investing Basics

    Executing A Swot Analysis

    On its own, a SWOT is just a snapshot. It is what an organization does with the information that gives SWOT analysis meaning.
  4. Examples Of Using SWOT Analysis To Get Out Of A Thinking ...
    Investing Basics

    Examples Of Using SWOT Analysis To Get Out Of A Thinking ...

    Sometimes, all a person needs is a little nudge to get out of the thinking rut he or she is stuck in. SWOT analysis can be that nudge.
  5. Benefits Of Doing A SWOT Analysis
    Investing Basics

    Benefits Of Doing A SWOT Analysis

    The speed at which you can do a SWOT analysis and the flexibility of the format to evaluate different ideas and strategies are key reasons why this tool remains popular in business circles.
  6. The Big Credit Card Companies Have Room to Grow
    Stock Analysis

    The Big Credit Card Companies Have Room to Grow

    With so many credit cards in daily use, credit card issuers have grown with their businesses.
  7. The Best Books On Warren Buffett
    Investing Basics

    The Best Books On Warren Buffett

    These six books aren’t as satisfying as owning Berkshire shares has been for the last 45 years, but there is a lot of knowledge and enjoyment in them nonetheless
  8. Where does stimulus economics come from?
    Investing

    Where does stimulus economics come from?

    Depending on which type of economist you talk to, stimulus economics originated from the ideas of either a book published in 1776 or a book published in 1936. 1776 is the year Adam Smith published his ...
  9. What was the Mahonia company and why did it become the subject ...
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    What was the Mahonia company and why did it become the subject ...

    In 1992, J.P.Morgan went into the energy trading business by creating a venture company called Mahonia Limited. At least, that is how things appeared on paper. Mahonia was actually a type of tax shelter ...
  10. War's Influence On Wall Street
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    War's Influence On Wall Street

    Blitzkrieg? Dawn raids? Sounds like the markets and the battlefield have a few things in common.
  11. The History Of Insurance
    Home & Auto

    The History Of Insurance

    The first written policy appeared in Hammurabi's Code. Find out how it evolved from there.
  12. 6 Dangerous Moves For First-Time Investors
    Fundamental Analysis

    6 Dangerous Moves For First-Time Investors

    It's easy for people to invest nowadays, but there are risks. These mistakes could take you out of the market when you've just gotten in.
  13. The Dark Side Of The WTO
    Economics

    The Dark Side Of The WTO

    The World Trade Organization has its share of detractors. Find out why this international entity has such harsh critics.
  14. What You Need To Know About Insurance Fraud
    Insurance

    What You Need To Know About Insurance Fraud

    Insurance fraud is as old as commerce. Discover the types of life insurance fraud and how they affect you.
  15. Save Money The Scottish Way
    Insurance

    Save Money The Scottish Way

    Take a trip through history to learn from some (in)famously frugal Scots.
  16. What were the
    Investing

    What were the "browser wars"?

    When Netscape had its public offering on August 10, 1995, a last minute decision prompted the company to raise the offering price to $28 per share. The move was considered bold for a company looking to ...
  17. Spotting Sharks Among Penny Stocks
    Investing Basics

    Spotting Sharks Among Penny Stocks

    To protect yourself from an attack, don't swim in this ocean.
  18. The Evolution Of Money Management
    Investing News

    The Evolution Of Money Management

    We look at the development of the money management profession and how it impacts professional money managers today.
  19. The Seasons Of An Investor's Life
    Investing Basics

    The Seasons Of An Investor's Life

    From a tentative spring to a comfortable winter, learn how to weather the phases of your investing journey.
  20. Preparing Your Finances From Natural Disasters
    Home & Auto

    Preparing Your Finances From Natural Disasters

    Use these easy tips to protect your financial interests from natural disasters.
  21. Tips For The Prospective Landlord
    Home & Auto

    Tips For The Prospective Landlord

    Investing in rental property can generate serious income, but there's more to it than collecting rent.
  22. What is the Mont Pelerin Society?
    Investing

    What is the Mont Pelerin Society?

    The Mont Pelerin Society was formed in 1947 when economist Friedrich von Hayek invited 39 people to meet at Mont Pelerin in Switzerland. Mostly made up of economists, the group was brought together to ...
  23. 5 Skills That Traders Need
    Investing Basics

    5 Skills That Traders Need

    There are many routes to becoming a professional trader, but these five skills will help you get there.
  24. How do name-brand products compete with their generic competitors?
    Investing

    How do name-brand products compete with their generic competitors?

    On April 2, 1993, Phillip Morris announced that it was cutting the price of its cigarettes to compete with the growing number of generic brands selling for much less. The announcement had an almost immediate ...
  25. Which day is known as China's
    Investing

    Which day is known as China's "Black Tuesday" and why?

    On February 27, 2007, the Chinese stock market suffered a correction, causing choppy markets all over the world. The Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) lost 9% of its value and uncertainty caused the Dow Jones ...
  26. What To Do When You're Left Out Of A Will
    Personal Finance

    What To Do When You're Left Out Of A Will

    Discover the legal steps you can take if you are left out of a will and if fighting is worth the effort.
  27. Choosing Between Major and Junior Mining Stocks
    Investing Basics

    Choosing Between Major and Junior Mining Stocks

    In this article, we'll compare the juniors and the majors and look at what each can add to your portfolio.
  28. 4 Psychological Traps That Are Killing Your Portfolio
    Active Trading Fundamentals

    4 Psychological Traps That Are Killing Your Portfolio

    Sometimes your largest financial hurdle is our head. Learn about the common mind-traps that trip up investors.
  29. 5 Disastrous Financial Moves We Can't Seem To Avoid
    Budgeting

    5 Disastrous Financial Moves We Can't Seem To Avoid

    These money errors are all too common. Make sure you know how to avoid them.
  30. The 10 Greatest Entrepreneurs
    Entrepreneurship

    The 10 Greatest Entrepreneurs

    We'll look at ten entrepreneurs who not only succeeded, but built vast business empires.
  31. FYI On ROI: A Guide To Calculating Return On Investment
    Active Trading

    FYI On ROI: A Guide To Calculating Return On Investment

    Return on investment is a simple equation that can give you an edge when fine-tuning your portfolio - here's how to use it.
  32. Pages From The Bad CEO Playbook
    Retirement

    Pages From The Bad CEO Playbook

    Excess compensation, golden parachutes, tunneling and IPO spinning make these bad executives even worse.
  33. The 10 Commandments Of Investing
    Investing Basics

    The 10 Commandments Of Investing

    Use these rules to guide you on the road to financial freedom.
  34. Adam Smith And
    Entrepreneurship

    Adam Smith And "The Wealth Of Nations"

    Adam Smith's 1776 classic may have had the largest global impact on economic thought.
  35. 5 Ways To Stunt A Child's Financial Growth
    Savings

    5 Ways To Stunt A Child's Financial Growth

    Personal finance is not covered in schools, so it's up to parents to teach kids how to manage money.
  36. 5 Biggest Challenges Facing Your Small Business
    Entrepreneurship

    5 Biggest Challenges Facing Your Small Business

    Thinking about starting your own business? Read this article to get a leg up on what you could face.
  37. Tales From Wall Street's Crypt
    Bonds & Fixed Income

    Tales From Wall Street's Crypt

    Wall Street continues to attract fresh hordes of ghoulish people committing the same old crimes.
  38. The Executor's Checklist: 7 Things To Do Before They Die
    Retirement

    The Executor's Checklist: 7 Things To Do Before They Die

    Being an executor comes with a lot of responsibility, and these tips will reduce the complications that can come with the job.
  39. Digging Out Of Debt In 8 Steps
    Budgeting

    Digging Out Of Debt In 8 Steps

    The only way to get out of debt is to roll up your sleeves and start paying it off - one dollar at a time.
  40. Riding The Momentum Investing Wave
    Trading Strategies

    Riding The Momentum Investing Wave

    Buy high and sell higher. Find out if you could surf these risky waters.
  41. Industries That Thrive On Recession
    Economics

    Industries That Thrive On Recession

    Find out where to turn when looking to invest in a tumultuous market.
  42. Save The Earth: Become A Capitalist
    Economics

    Save The Earth: Become A Capitalist

    Who says that capitalism and environmentalism have to be mutually exclusive?
  43. The Biggest Risks Mining Stocks Face
    Investing Basics

    The Biggest Risks Mining Stocks Face

    In this article, we will look at risks shared by major and junior mining stocks and what they mean to investors.
  44. 5 Top-Grossing Video Game Characters
    Personal Finance

    5 Top-Grossing Video Game Characters

    These top-grossing video game characters have brand power to rival pro athletes and movie stars. Find out which colorful character is leading the pack.
  45. Retire In Style
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    Retire In Style

    Set your sights on the golden years and get there sooner.
  46. The Pioneers Of Technical Analysis
    Trading Strategies

    The Pioneers Of Technical Analysis

    Every time an investor talks about getting in low or picking entry and exit points, they are paying homage to these men.
  47. The History Of Insurance In America
    Home & Auto

    The History Of Insurance In America

    Insurance was a latecomer to the American landscape, largely due to the country's unknown risks.
  48. Power Up Your Portfolio With Video Game Stocks
    Investing

    Power Up Your Portfolio With Video Game Stocks

    Level up your winnings by investing in this fast-paced, highly skilled industry.
  49. Muriel Siebert: Female Finance Pioneer
    Investing Basics

    Muriel Siebert: Female Finance Pioneer

    Muriel Siebert has blazed many paths for investors, but is especially relevant as the first woman to sit on the NYSE.
  50. The Role of Commercial Banks in the Economy
    Investing Basics

    The Role of Commercial Banks in the Economy

    We interact with commercial banks daily to carry out simple financial tasks. That said, the function and creation of a commercial bank is anything but simple.
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