WSJ. If current oil prices are sustained, the estimated losses at the Airlines is expected to top $5 b this year (hardest hit: American Airlines).
This brings up an interesting question: does the financial industry need terrorist-centric analysts that can calculate risk metrics and potential impact assessments on commodities/companies/etc.? My answer: of course. From what I have seen, the financial industry isn't doing this. Seems like an opportunity space to me. I bet I could build a $20-30 m company/division that does this in 2 years. BTW, research of this type can be an excellent way for a “technical security” company to differentiate itself from competitors, drive sales, build brand/recognition, and much more. Think about it. [John Robb's Weblog]