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China layoffs could provide relief to global steel industry, sector-related ETFs 1.8 million workers in the coal and steel industries may be laid off China, which produces half the world’s steel, exported a record 112 million tons of steel in 2015 China recently announced the largest layoff in history as part of a shifting economic model […]

Commodities have been down in the dumps this year as a strengthening U.S. dollar and slowing global economy weigh on demand. Consequently, exchange traded products linked to the raw materials have been among the worst performers of 2015. For instance, a natural gas-related exchange traded note and exchange traded fund are at the bottom of […]

As more switch away from dirtier energy sources to promote a cleaner environment, coal-related exchange traded funds are steadily falling off. Over the past three months, the Market Vectors-Coal ETF (NYSEArca: KOL), which tracks the coal industry, plunged 23.6% and the GreenHaven Coal Fund (NYSEArca: TONS), which is designed to offer investors with exposure to […]

Rightfully so, the Market Vectors-Coal ETF (NYSEArca: KOL) has taken its lumps. Over the past three years, KOL has plunged 57.8% while the Materials Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLB) is up 40.5% over the same period. The S&P 500 is up 58.2% over that time frame. Entering Thursday, KOL was down 30.7% year-to-date and it […]

Some bargain hunters may be looking at the downtrodden coal industry and related exchange traded funds as the market remains near historic lows. However, coal remains depressed for a reason. Over the past three months, the Market Vectors-Coal ETF (NYSEArca: KOL), which tracks the coal industry, has declined 6.9%. Additionally, the recently launched GreenHaven Coal […]

Coal exchange traded funds are finding little support as a strong U.S. dollar weighs on coal-producing currencies, more utilities turn to cheaper natural gas and stockpiles build during the winter season. The Market Vectors-Coal ETF (NYSEArca: KOL), which tracks the coal industry, has declined 9.4%. Additionally, the recently launched GreenHaven Coal Fund (NYSEArca: TONS), which […]

When it comes to investing in coal, exchange traded fund investors are accustomed to equity-based plays, namely the Market Vectors-Coal ETF (NYSEArca: KOL). A new ETF is looking to change the conventional thinking regarding coal ETFs. The GreenHaven Coal Fund (NYSEArca: TONS) is designed to offer investors with exposure to daily changes in the price […]

A supply glut is snuffing out an exchange traded fund that tracks the coal industry as Chinese demand cools. The Market Vectors-Coal ETF (NYSEArca: KOL) has dipped 4.6% year-to-date, fell 18.3% over the past year and is trading near its lowest since March 2009. Coal prices are falling as an overabundance of supply outstrips a […]

The coal industry-related exchange traded fund is trading near its financial crisis low and things could get worse. The Market Vectors-Coal ETF (NYSEArca: KOL) has declined 21.1% over the past year and shows an average annual return of negative 17.3% over the past five years. KOL is now trading at its lowest since March 2009. […]

Nearly 20 exchange traded funds related to the energy complex have made new 52-week lows to this point in Wednesday’s trading session and one of those funds is the Market Vectors-Coal ETF (NYSEArca: KOL). With Wednesday’s 0.4% decline, KOL is now off nearly 14% on a year-to-date basis. With theUnited States Natural Gas Fund (NYSEArca: […]

Amid a slowdown in Chinese demand and other overseas problems, the coal industry is losing energy, with the sector-specific exchange traded fund touching a one-year low. The Market Vectors-Coal ETF (NYSEArca: KOL) fell 1.9% Thursday and hit $17.22 per share, a 52-week low. Year-to-date, the ETF has decreased 9.2%. China, which accounted for about half […]

The once downtrodden Market Vectors-Coal ETF (NYSEArca: KOL) is proving that friending fear can be a winning strategy. KOL is up 1.3% today , trading near its highest levels of 2014 while extending its one-month gain north of 5%. In just the past week, KOL is up nearly 2%. The ETF’s rally, which started in […]

Coal industry exchange traded funds are getting a bad rep in the new clean energy paradigm. However, coal remains a significant part of global energy consumption. Paul Forward, managing director at Stifel, points out that the fundamental case for coal remains intact, reports Clay Dillow for CNBC. In the U.S., coal powers almost half of […]

While the U.S. has relied on cheap natural gas to help fuel the power grid, overseas consumers are increasingly relying on cheaper alternative energy sources, which could help support exchange traded funds that track global coal and clean energy industries. “Slower economic growth, the ever-strong competition from both coal and renewable energies, together with high […]

Rising natural gas prices are pushing electric utilities to coal, boosting the long downtrodden coal sector in the process. The Market Vectors Coal ETF (NYSEArca: KOL) has gained 9.1% over the past three months, trading around $18.9 per share, and is now back above its 200-day moving average, the first time in over a year. […]

The coal stocks are burning hotter, with related exchange traded fund testing its long-term trend line, as BHP Billiton (NYSE: BHP) points to a more optimistic outlook in the strained coal industry. The Market Vectors Coal ETF (NYSEArca: KOL) has gained 1.8% over the past week and is up 1.7%, but the ETF is still […]

The coal exchange traded fund outlook looks murky as large investors, and even developed countries, pull out of coal-fueled energy over greenhouse gas emission concerns. Storebrand ASA, which manages $74 billion in assets in Norway, dumped 24 coal and oil-sands companies, including Peabody Energy Corp (NYSE: BTU), the largest U.S. coal producer, in an attempt […]

The $175.2 million Market Vectors Coal ETF (NYSEArca: KOL) spent the first six months of 2013 in a steady downward spiral. Low natural gas prices, slack emerging markets demand and investors’ preference for resurgent alternative energy stocks conspired to plague KOL and its 34 holdings. The past three months have been a more positive story […]

If one focused his/her attention solely on year-to-date performance, he/she might eschew foreign stock ETFs altogether. With the S&P 500 SPDR Trust (SPY) and the iShares S&P Mid-Cap 400 (IJH) garnering 18% and 22% respectively, who needs to dabble in emerging markets? After all, Vanguard Emerging Markets (VWO) registered a dismal 9-month showing of -8%. […]

The Market Vectors Coal ETF (NYSEArca: KOL) has struggled this year. A 25.4% year-to-date loss proves as much, but KOL has been a less bed over the past few months. Over the past 90 days, KOL is up 8.6% and since the start of August, the ETF has jumped 6.7%. Now, some analysts see opportunity […]

The Market Vectors Coal (NYSEArca: KOL) has plunged 28 percent this, making it one of the worst-performing non-leveraged sector ETFs. Demand for coal from China, India and other developing nations, previously one of the catalysts that sparked KOL higher, has not helped the ETF this year. Nor have low natural gas prices that have made […]

A specialized ETF that has taken a beating in 2013 in terms of performance is KOL (Market Vectors Coal, Expense Ratio 0.59%), which at the moment is the only pure play focusing on publicly traded companies that operate in the Coal industry. KOL really started to lose some momentum this past spring in the March-April […]

Cheap natural gas has pressured the coal industry, along with related exchange traded funds, in the second quarter, but President Barack Obama’s so-called war on coal could smother any flickering embers. The Market Vectors Coal ETF (NYSEArca: KOL) dropped 5.7% over the past week and is down 23.6% since the start of April. KOL is […]

After hitting record highs in the second quarter, stock and exchange traded funds experienced a steep correction in June, fueled by speculation that the Fed would begin tapering its quantitative easing program and a rising interest rate environment. Nevertheless, fears over an end to easy money abated somewhat and the markets recovered some lost ground […]

The Market Vectors Coal ETF (NYSEArca: KOL) is probably glad it is Friday. Already dealing with a string of daily losses that sent the ETF below its 50- and 200-day moving averages several months ago, KOL is on the cusp of a 5% weekly loss after falling to yet another 52-week low earlier Friday. Although […]

In the go-go days of the commodities/emerging markets trade, it was not an exaggeration to call the Market Vectors Coal ETF (NYSEArca: KOL) a darling among equity-based commodities ETFs. Seemingly insatiable demand for coal from China, India and other developing nations sent coal stocks soaring and assets pouring into KOL. Those days are long gone […]

Market Vectors Coal ETF (NYSEArca: KOL) was down more than 5% on Wednesday after President Barack Obama won a second term in the White House. The selling could reflect traders unwinding positions they had built in coal stocks in anticipation of a Mitt Romney victory in the election. The coal ETF was one of the […]

One of the best-performing ETFs in the month leading up to the presidential election is Market Vectors Coal (NYSEArca: KOL), which has rallied nearly 11%. Coal and other energy ETFs could be impacted by who sits in the White House the next four years. For example, Mitt Romney has said he supports the coal industry […]

Next week, America will go to the polls to decide who will sit in the White House the next four years. Some traders have been making bets on the outcome of the presidential election with sector ETFs, liquid funds that give investors exposure to entire industries with one trade. The winner — Obama or Romney […]

After a year of poor demand and weak economic growth, coal related exchange traded funds are beginning to heat up as opportunists jump at the cheaper valuations. The Market Vectors Coal ETF (NYSEArca: KOL) and the PowerShares Global Coal Portfolio (NYSEArca: PKOL), which both track global coal producers, have gained over 4% so far this […]