Oil prices are surging — these eight stocks are still bargains for long-term investors

The combination of underinvestment in new oil wells and rising demand underscores what might be a long period of high prices for energy commodities. Meanwhile, many oil and gas stocks are still trading at low valuations to expected earnings despite a sector-wide rally stretching back to the end of 2020. Even though the energy sector … Read more

Travel stocks are hot. But it’s not all smooth sailing

That’s the message from companies like Marriott (MAR)Airbnb, Booking Holdings and Trivago (TRVG)which have been telling investors that after a difficult two years, business is booming again. “Sentiment is getting better and better,” Trivago CEO Axel Hefer told me. “This year will be a lot more normal than last year, from our perspective.” Adding to … Read more

AIG Boosts Profit as Catastrophe Losses Narrow, Premiums Are Increased

Global insurance conglomerate American International Group Inc. AIG 0.80% posted strong gains in first-quarter profit, benefiting from reduced catastrophe losses, growth in new business and premium-rate increases. Another of the biggest publicly traded insurances, Prudential Financial Inc., PRU 1.22% swing to a $31 million net loss for the quarter from a year-earlier $2.83 billion net … Read more

Airbnb Makes a Major Change (And You Won’t Like It)

Home-sharing company Airbnb has had a greatly flexible pandemic so far. Although initially analysts thought the pandemic would hurt the company because of limited travel, Airbnb instead thrived as guests looked for ways to stay someplace different and to shelter in place for a week or two. The company was also lauded for its flexibility … Read more

AMN Healthcare (AMN) to Report Q1 Earnings: What’s in Store? – May 3, 2022

AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. (AMN Quick QuoteAMN – Free Report) is scheduled to release first-quarter 2022 results on May 5, after the closing bell. In the last reported quarter, the company delivered an earnings surprise of 14.3%. Its earnings beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate in each of the trailing four quarters, the average surprise being … Read more

Hong Hao: China silences prominent market analysis as economic deepenings

Over the weekend, Tencent’s (TCEHY) WeChat frozen the public account of Hong Hao, managing director and head of research at BOCOM International, the investment banking arm of Bank of Communications, a state-owned bank and China’s fifth largest. “All content has been blocked. The user is banned from using the account,” a notice posted on the … Read more

The weird new logic of booking flights

Let’s say you Rip-Van-Winkled through the last two years. What about the travel industry would surprise you most? The fact that travel credit cards now offer few travel benefits? Or that the Federal Aviation Administration has developed an “Unruly Passenger Toolkit” that includes — this is real — an official suite of memes? A government-endorsed … Read more

How Much Do You Have To Save for Your First Airbnb?

fizkes / Getty Images/iStockphoto Looking to invest in your first Airbnb? That’s no surprise considering average daily rates are on the rise and demand continues to surge, according to AirDNA. As short-term rentals become a more lucrative investment, more people are wondering how to get involved. Read: 22 Side Gigs That Can Make You Richer … Read more

StartUPDATES: New developments for healthcare startups

Patient Experience Week is April 25-29, 2022. Equivaan innovator in patient engagement technology, recognize this time to celebrate countless healthcare professionals who strive daily to improve patient experience. Inspired by The Beryl Institute, this event provides a focused time for organizations to recognize patient experience achievements while honoring the people who impact patient experience every … Read more

What Is Insurance? | US News

What Is Insurance? An insurance policy is a contract between a policyholder and an insurance policyholder that helps the policyholder manage risk and protect against unexpected financial losses. The policyholder may be an individual or a company, and the insured entity may be the individual who purchased the policy or a third party. In exchange … Read more