Category Archives: Energy

Coal Sector Update

The Dow Jones U.S. Coal Mining Sector Index has more than doubled so far this year, up 117.6% through July 15, obviously much better than the broader DJ US Total Market Index’s gain of 5.7%. Much of coal’s gains reflect “dead … Continue reading

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Alpha Natural Resources Puts Its Bankruptcy Plan to a Vote

Alpha Natural Resources (ANRZQ) is the nation’s third largest coal producer and the leading producer of metallurgical coal, with a large reserve base in Appalachia.  It also has a meaningful presence in the Powder River Basin in Wyoming.

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Despite Oil Plunge, Energy Stocks Still Above August Lows

Last week was a tough one for the stock market, the worst since the August mini-meltdown.  Most major averages fell more than 3.5%.  The S&P 500 was down 3.8%.  The NASDAQ Composite dropped 4.1%.  The Russell 2000 lost 5.1%.

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