Andrew Beattie

Andrew Beattie has spent most of his career writing, editing and managing Web content in all its many forms. He is especially interested in the future of search and the application of analytics to the business world.

  1. Budgeting & Savings

    The Dark Side of Bulk Buying

    Find out why getting more for less isn't always a great deal.
  2. Insurance

    What is moral hazard?

    Understand that moral hazard is the idea that a party protected in some way from risk will act differently than if they didn't ...
  3. People

    What recognized CEO earned the moniker "Neutron Jack"?

    The story of Jack Welch, former CEO of GE, has become the stuff of management legend.
  4. Entrepreneurship

    The Power of Branding

    Power of branding is the ultimate economic moat, and we look at the approaches and effects of good and bad branding.
  5. Small Business

    How Rogue Trader Nick Leeson Helped Bring Down Barings Bank

    When an earthquake shook Kobe, Japan in 1995, it also broke open an ongoing scandal within the walls of Barings Bank involving ...
  6. Small Business

    Why Did Microsoft Face Antitrust Charges in 1998?

    Discover why the Department of Justice filed antitrust charges against Microsoft back in 1998 over alleged monopolistic actions ...
  7. ETFs

    Zombie ETF

    A zombie ETF refers to exchange traded funds that are seeing little trading volume or increased investment.
  8. FA Relevant

    Why Is The Star Wars Franchise So Valuable? (DIS)

    There is no doubt that Star Wars was well worth the $4 billion-plus purchase price.
  9. Politics & Money

    Conduct Costs

    Conduct costs are any payments made by a bank in the settlement of regulatory decisions, litigation or fines.
  10. Commodities

    A Quick Guide for Futures Quotes

    Here is a quick guide for reading and understanding futures markets quotes.
  11. Investing Strategy

    Immediate Variable Annuity

    An immediate variable annuity is an insurance product where an individual pays a lump sum upfront and begins to receive payments ...
  12. Commodities

    The Difference Between Oil Service Firms And Refiners

    Oil service companies and refiners both play an important role in the oil industry, but tend to profit more in opposite markets.
  13. Commodities

    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.
  14. Commodities

    Natural Resource Investing

    ETFs and futures are two of the many investment options available to natural resource investors.
  15. Commodities

    The Getty Oil Takeover Fiasco

    It was the largest takeover in history and one of the most dramatic. Learn all about the fate of Getty Oil.