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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    KIE Crossed over Its Moving Averages on November 16, Trending Up

    On November 23, shares of KIE closed at $72.38, above its 100-day, 50-day, and 20-day moving averages of $70.07, $70.06, and $71.73, respectively.

    By Rebecca Keats
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    Earnings Report

    Everest Re Group’s Revenue and Income Fell in 3Q15

    Everest Re Group reported net revenue of $1,375.2 million in 3Q15, a fall of 4.2% when compared to its net revenue of $1,435.8 million in 2Q15.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Earnings Report

    How Does Everest Re Group Compare to Its Peers?

    The price-to-book value ratios of Everest, PartnerRe, RenaissanceRe, Axis Capital, and White Mountains Insurance are 1.03x, 0.94x, 1.13x, 1.03x, and 1.16x.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    AIG Posted a Huge Loss in 4Q17

    AIG (AIG) reported a net loss of $6.66 billion in 4Q17—compared to a loss of $3 billion in 4Q16.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Financials

    How insurers manage their capital requirements

    A company managing higher risk products must maintain a higher level of minimum capital compared to a company with a relatively lower level of risk.

    By Sean Millard
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    Basic Materials

    Underwriting profit: First leg of the profit machine

    An underwriting loss is not unusual for an insurance company. In a soft pricing environment, pricing of P&C products is low due to intense competition.

    By Sean Millard
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    Consumer

    How cost structures and distribution channels impact profit

    As customers use Internet-based aggregators to purchase insurance policies, insurers use online sales to interact directly with customers and reduce costs.

    By Sean Millard
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    Energy & Utilities

    How investment income drives profit

    The impact of interest rate movements is lower in the P&C segment, as their products can be repriced annually to keep in line with interest rate movements.

    By Sean Millard
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    Consumer

    An insurer’s investments: Dominated by debt securities

    A large portion of an insurer’s balance sheet contains lower-risk assets such as government bonds and high-grade corporate bonds.

    By Sean Millard
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    Energy & Utilities

    Life insurance, P&C insurance, and reinsurance

    P&C products have commoditized characteristics, resulting in sharp competition in the market and business cycles. AIG and ACE are key players in this space.

    By Sean Millard
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    Financials

    Making sense of an insurer’s liabilities

    Policyholder liabilities, or policyholder reserves, represent the future claims that may arise for the pool of policies the insurer writes.

    By Sean Millard
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    Financials

    How valuation of insurance companies works

    Financial market movements not only impact income from invested assets, but also the value of assets carried at fair value on an insurer’s balance sheet.

    By Sean Millard
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    Financials

    How insurers are targeting new growth avenues

    US insurance M&A activity picked up in 2014 after a two-year dip, as insurers try to capture growth opportunities in domestic and foreign markets.

    By Sean Millard
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    Financials

    Why should you invest in insurance ETFs?

    Insurance ETFs are poised to gain from industry growth. As interest rates improve, insurers should see better earnings due to higher investment returns.

    By Sean Millard
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Does a Rate Hike Impact Insurance Stocks?

    Interest rates are a key performance driver for life insurance companies, affecting their margins, hedging costs, and product sales.

    By Rebecca Keats
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    Miscellaneous

    KIE Trades above Its Moving Averages: How Does SPY Compare?

    KIE is the most liquid insurance ETF available in the country and is also among the cheapest, with an expense ratio of 0.35%.

    By Rebecca Keats
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How to Pick a Life Insurance Policy

    Term life insurance provides guaranteed benefits to beneficiaries for a specific period of time in case of the sudden death of the insured person.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Are the Different Types of Life Insurance Policies?

    Life insurance (PRU) (MET) policies come in various forms that cater to people in different age groups and with different financial goals.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Effect of an Interest Rate Reversal on Insurance Companies

    Interest rates are a key performance driver for life insurance companies. They affect their margins, hedging costs, and product sales.

    By Rebecca Keats
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Rising Interest Rates, Banks, and Insurance Companies

    Banking stocks are expected to benefit from higher interest rates, but not immediately. Also, rising interest rates would be countered by higher existing liquidity.

    By Robert Karr
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    KIE Is Trending Upward after Crossing Its Moving Averages

    On November 25, 2015, KIE closed at $72.23, above its 100-day, 50-day, and 20-day moving averages of $70.07, $70.06, and $71.73, respectively.

    By Rebecca Keats
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