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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Unloved in the US, the dinosaur of fossil fuels continues to power growth in China and India.
China’s addiction to the highly polluting fuel is trumping the advanced economies’ push into natural gas and renewables, for now.
The Australian coal industry faces numerous headwinds, but one of the country’s youngest billionaires sees opportunity in the sector from which he made his fortune. Amid such industry consolidation, we consider what opportunities remain for the individual investor.
New Hope Corp Ltd (ASX: NHC, OTC: NHPEF) announced last week that, after a series of informal inquiries, it will now conduct what amounts to an auction for its in-demand thermal coal assets.
CSX Corp's (NYSE: CSX) recent conference coal offered plenty of insight into the market for US coal exports.
Caterpillar's (NYSE: CAT) acquisition of Bucyrus International (NSDQ: BUCY) is just the tip of the iceberg. Here's a preview of my top takeover targets in the energy sector.
Short-term fluctuations aside, Asian demand for coal will continue to rise. To understand what’s happening in coal markets in the near term and the best plays, here’s a detailed rundown of key third-quarter earnings reports and conference calls.
Fundamentals are improving for some US coal producers, but the real growth story is taking place in Asia.
Article in Review: “Coal’s Bright Future,” by Elliott H. Gue, Aug. 12, 2009.
Coal mining and services firms were the first energy-related sectors to report fourth-quarter results. In this issue, I'll examine the trends underway in both industries and outline how to play those moves.