Coal stocks and coal investments have always been popular investment choices because of coal’s abundance and excellent thermal properties. However, concerns about global warming and coal’s negative effects on the environment have raised many questions about the long-term potential of investing in coal stocks. Today, coal stocks are in a transitional era: on one hand, energy companies are being pressured to find alternative energy sources to what is labeled a dirty energy source, on the other hand, new technologies and discoveries are proving that burning coal remains one of the most practical ways to fuel our increasing energy demands.
To invest profitably in coal stocks, investors need to be aware of the major trends affecting the coal industry. See our coal stocks archive below where you’ll uncover a host of ideas on the most important trends impacting coal investors and the best strategies for profiting from these trends.
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Big demand declines in the U.S. and China have left much riding on India’s growth and a rebound in natural gas prices.
Compressing and storing carbon is technically feasible, if you don’t mind losing money.
The presumed Republican presidential nominee claims to love coal. But what’s that really worth?
Longtime lows in the price of glutted crude weren’t the year’s only notable surprise.
While an effective deal to curb emissions remains elusive, relatively small policy changes can have a huge effect on investors.
Consumption hit another record last year, as did emissions tied to global warming, according to BP's energy yearbook.
Rising prices are expected to support output growth for a few years. Gas is to see big gains as power plant fuel.
The out-of-favor fuel is rapidly losing market share in the U.S. and Europe, and even China’s consumption slipped last year.
Energy markets didn’t fare well in 2014, but some industry segments beat the odds.
The oil crash overshadowed wild weather and records for global demand and U.S. output.