Monthly Archives: May 2016

The Coal Industry Goes Bust

Very few industries have suffered a decline as steep as coal’s. In just five years, the coal industry has gone from relatively healthy to almost entirely bankrupt. Major coal producers – including Peabody Energy, Arch Coal, and Alpha Natural Resources … Continue reading

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Arch Coal Goes Bust

Arch Coal, the second largest U.S. coal producer, is another casualty of the sharp decline in coal consumption. After a steady slide in its business that began in 2011 and accelerated when oil and natural gas prices plunged in 2014, … Continue reading

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Momentum Fades, Risk Increases

After mounting an impressive turnaround rally which saw the S&P 500 rise 16.6% from its intraday low of 1810.10 on Feb. 11 to an intraday peak of 2111.05 on April 20, the stock market has recently given back some of … Continue reading

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