Market Vectors Coal

  • 2 Coal Stocks to Avoid

    By Faizan Chudhry - July 10, 2013 | Tickers: ANR, KOL, WLT

    The U.S. coal industry has suffered greatly due to weak coal demand. The Market Vectors Coal (NYSEMKT: KOL), which replicates the performance of coal industry, has an expense ratio of 0.59%. CONSOL Energy and Peabody Energy, with 7.56% and 6.13%, respectively, are among the largest components of Market Vectors Coal. Market Vectors Coal has underperformed the broad market in recent times. Year to date, Market Vectors more »

  • 4 Single-Digit Commodity Plays: 2 to Buy, 2 to Avoid

    By Sammy Pollack - July 10, 2013 | Tickers: ANR, ACI, KOL, NG, SSRI

    So far, 2013 has been very unfriendly to commodity and commodity stock investors.  Commodity price weakness has led to massive sell-offs in many commodity-producing companies. Certainly, in the future some of these beaten-down names will look like bargains at current prices, while others will likely be out of business. Just as the assault on financial stocks in 2008 created some great opportunities so to has the current sell-off in commodities more »

  • Coal: Pressures and uncertainty to prevail

    By Syed Shah - July 8, 2013 | Tickers: ACI, KOL, WLT

    The U.S. coal companies have been going through hard times since April 2011. Both the met and thermal coal producers have lost significant amount of their market capitalization. The reasons behind downturn in the coal industry have been the economic crisis in Europe and lower natural gas prices in the U.S. (shale gas boom). It is now more than two years since the coal companies started losing their more »

  • Tough times for the coal Industry

    By Faizan Chudhry - July 2, 2013 | Tickers: CNX, JRCC, KOL

    President Obama’s ongoing efforts to curb climate change are directly affecting the coal industry. Obama has been advocating boosting renewable energy usage and efficiency. Improving efficiency of current power generational fleet would increase power cost and adversely affect economies and businesses tied to coal. Coal industry has already been suffering due to increasing regulations, lower natural gas prices that have lead to cheap and cleaner burning of natural gas more »

  • Are There Diamonds in the Coal Patch?

    By James Catlin - May 3, 2013 | Tickers: ACI, KOL, BTU

    Recently the coal market has operated under increasing pressure as natural gas usurps coal as the fuel of choice for energy production. The coal ETF Market Vectors Coal (NYSEMKT: KOL), which tracks miners, is down 32% in the last year alone and almost 60% over the last two years. Some 42.7% of this ETF is composed of US-based companies, and a majority are pure coal plays.

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  • Goldman Sachs Generates Excitement As It Beats Earning Estimates

    By Alexander Cho - April 17, 2013 | Tickers: C, CME, FB, GS, TIP, JPM, KOL, NDAQ, NYX, SPY, DIA, GLD, USO, WFC

    Goldman Sachs has had another successful quarter as the company was able to grow both revenues and earnings at the same time. The company’s revenues have increased by 1% quarter-over-quarter, with revenues coming in at $10.09B. The company’s operating expense declined by 1% quarter-over-quarter. The company saw an improvement in net earnings of 7% quarter-over-quarter. The company’s results mirrored that of the other banks.

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  • Is Alliance Resource Partners a Buy After Massive Out-Performance?

    By Peter Epstein - April 16, 2013 | Tickers: ARLP, ANR, KOL, NRP, BTU

    I've written several articles on coal Master Limited Partnership Alliance Resource Partners, LP (NASDAQ: ARLP) here on TMF. Late last year I opined that Alliance and Natural Resource Partners, LP (NYSE: NRP)were over sold due to fiscal cliff fears. In the past 12 months, Alliance's units are up ~20% while the Market Vectors Coal ETF, (NYSEMKT: KOL) is down close to 25%. Does this substantial out-performance mean more »

  • Is Alliance Resource Partners a Buy After Massive Out-Performance?

    By Peter Epstein - April 16, 2013 | Tickers: ARLP, ANR, KOL, NRP, BTU

    I've written several articles on coal Master Limited Partnership Alliance Resource Partners, LP (NASDAQ: ARLP) here on TMF. Late last year I opined that Alliance and Natural Resource Partners, LP (NYSE: NRP)were over sold due to fiscal cliff fears. In the past 12 months, Alliance's units are up ~20% while the Market Vectors Coal ETF, (NYSEMKT: KOL) is down close to 25%. Does this substantial out-performance mean more »

  • Alliance Resource Partners, a Safe Coal Play

    By Peter Epstein - April 14, 2013 | Tickers: ARLP, ANR, KOL, NRP, BTU

    Is Alliance Resource Partners a Buy After Massive Out-performance?   

    I've written several articles on coal Master Limited Partnership Alliance Resource Partners, LP (NASDAQ: ARLP) here on TMF and on Seekingalpha. Late last year I opined that Alliance and Natural Resource Partners, LP (NYSE: NRP)were over sold due to fiscal cliff fears. In the past 12 months, Alliance's units are is UP ~20% while the Market Vectors Coal more »

  • Coal Will Rebound Slowly but Surely

    By Joshua Bondy - April 6, 2013 | Tickers: ACI, KOL, BTU

    Natural Gas and coal are two of the basic fuels for generating electricity. Natural gas is difficult to transport, but it is more environmentally friendly than coal. In the midst of low prices, natural gas drillers reduced their drilling and now coal has slowly started to come back. Picking the best coal miner to invest in is critical because many miners are stuck in expensive formations or faraway from growth more »

  • As Natural Gas Inventories Plunge, Investors Should Watch Coal Stocks Again

    By Mark Holder - April 5, 2013 | Tickers: ANR, ACI, KOL, BTU

    Based on the reaction of natural gas and coal stocks on Thursday, it appears that the market ignored the very bullish natural gas weekly inventory report. In fact, the report was hardly mentioned in financial media.

    For those that originally missed it as well, the weekly inventories for the last full week of March plunged 94 Bcf. In fact, the plunge was so significant that the inventory level dropped below more »

  • Coal Will Rebound Slowly but Surely

    By Joshua Bondy - April 4, 2013 | Tickers: ACI, KOL, BTU

    Natural Gas and coal are two of the basic fuels for generating electricity. Natural gas is difficult to transport, but it is more environmentally friendly than coal. In the midst of low prices, natural gas drillers reduced their drilling and now coal has slowly started to come back. Picking the best coal miner to invest in is critical because many miners are stuck in expensive formations or faraway from growth more »

  • The Recent Rally in Chinese Stocks Bodes Well for this Hated Industry

    By Justin Carley - January 16, 2013 | Tickers: VALE, FCX, FXI, KOL, BTU

    As we start out 2013, things look pretty promising for equity markets.  The U.S. equity market remains significantly undervalued, housing is firming, and the start of the great rotation out of bonds may soon be getting under way.  While the U.S. remains well positioned for secular outperformance, this year may very well see strong cyclical rallies in both Europe and China.  Emerging markets finished 2012 with a return more »

  • Big Upside Potential in Coal Stocks

    By Andrés Cardenal - December 19, 2012 | Tickers: ANR, ACI, KOL, NSC, BTU

    The coal sector has been beaten and bruised over the last years. Companies like Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU), Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE: ANR) and Arch Coal (NYSE: ACI) are trading at historically low prices, even below levels observed during the financial crisis. The sector is volatile and quite risky, but things may be starting to turn around, and coal stocks have some very exciting upside potential.

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  • U.S. Coal Producers Set Stage for Export-Driven Recovery

    By John Macris - December 19, 2012 | Tickers: ANR, CNX, KOL, PCXCQ.PK

    The International Energy Agency released its annual Medium-Term Coal Market Report on Tuesday morning, and the publication reaffirms the view that coal demand is growing on a worldwide basis, despite declining consumption here in the United States. Specifically, the IEA expects coal usage to grow at nearly 5% per annum, with two-thirds of the increase coming from China. Coal consumption in the US is expected to decline by 2.5 more »

  • The Middle East Lacks Energy

    By Nick Slepko - December 6, 2012 | Tickers: KOL, EGPT, GEX, MES, OIH

    After spending over half a century pioneering commodities and other global investments, Van Eck Global has spent the last several years developing exchange-traded products and become the fifth largest ETP provider in the US (and the eighth largest worldwide).  Building off their experience developing USD 25 billion in ETFs, their Market Vectors team discusses their reasoning and outlook on the future of frontier and emerging market opportunities.

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  • U.S. Energy ETFs

    By Joshua Bondy - November 15, 2012 | Tickers: XLE, KOL, USL, USO

    The U.S. is constantly in a state of change, and it can be very difficult to find clear and accurate information about the state of the economy. Railroads form one of major parts of the nations' transportation networks, and their week by week data provides an up to date and accurate look at which  sectors are growing and which are shrinking. Turning on the television or visiting any news more »

  • Buy Coal as US Coal Exports Grow

    By Joshua Bondy - November 7, 2012 | Tickers: ARLP, CNX, KOL, BTU

    Coal has a negative reputation as dirty fuel leftover the industrialization age. With the advent of cheap natural gas U.S. utilities are turning to natural gas as the low coal consumption in 2012 shows. Regardless, natural gas is starting to stage a turn around. In the midst of all of the hype investors ought to take a look at the long term picture. Increasing natural gas prices will help more »

  • Infighting in Indonesian Coal Won’t Dampen Demand

    By Peter Pham - October 30, 2012 | Tickers: EIDO, KOL, IDX, PKOL.DL

    The shares of the London listed Indonesia based Bumi Plc, which has a significant representation in Market Vectors Indonesia Index ETF : IDX), have gone up by as much as 48% since October 11 following the revelation that Indonesia’s Bakrie family has decided to split the business by buying back their stake from Bumi for $1.4 billion.

    Financial irregularities in one of the firms owned by Bakries have created more »

  • Overly Generous Fraking Estimates and Bullish Alternative Energies

    By Joshua Bondy - October 22, 2012 | Tickers: CNX, FSLR, KOL, BTU

    The energy world is a complicated place. The recent natural gas fraking boom has upset the entire energy sector, as alternatives have started to suffer. Yet in any booming market there is room for caution. Recently industry insiders and investors have started to criticize the models used to estimate ultimate recovery (EUR) figures for shale wells. Given the sharp decrease in the production from horizontal shale wells over the first more »

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