Coal and Consumable Fuels


  • Corn Futures Up Nearly 2%     Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012 | 3:14 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports on the drought rally for corn. Also, Geoff Cooper, Renewable Fuels, and Robert Bryce, Manhattan Institute, discuss whether the "Ethanol Mandate" should be waived, particularly given the high cost of corn.

  • Train Crash in Maryland     Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012 | 1:00 PM ET

    A CSX train loaded with coal crashed today in Ellicott City, Maryland, and killed two people in the process, reports CNBC's Hampton Pearson.

  • Commodity Sector to Pick Up From Q4     Sunday, 12 Aug 2012 | 6:40 PM ET

    Dan Morgan, Commodity Analyst at UBS in Sydney expects the commodity space to pick up from the fourth quarter of the year, driven by seasonal demand and flows from China.

  • Gaurav Sodhi, Resources Analyst, Intelligent Investor says unofficial Chinese data give a clearer picture of a slowing economy. He adds that investors need to pay attention to any decision by China on stimulus.

  • Sean Corrigan, Chief Investment Strategist, Diapason Commodities Management, says Xstrata's management hasn't looked after shareholders.

  • Hamish Bohannan, Managing Director of Bathurst Resources said coal demand remains substantial despite the slowdown in China and the rest of the world.

  • Is Indonesia Losing Its Edge With Investors? Friday, 3 Aug 2012 | 3:22 AM ET
    Pedestrians cross a street in Jakarta's modern business district.

    In recent years Indonesia, Southeast Asia’s largest economy, has emerged as a darling of foreign investors, but that privileged status may be under threat as its economy shows signs of weakness amid policy changes that are being viewed as protectionist.

  • Has Coal Bottomed?     Wednesday, 1 Aug 2012 | 12:45 PM ET

    Dennis Gartman, The Gartman Letter, says he finds the recent action in the shares of coal companies enticing. Meanwhile nat gas climbs above $3.

  • Gartman: How to Play My New Energy Pick     Wednesday, 1 Aug 2012 | 12:00 PM ET

    Investor Dennis Gartman tells "Fast Money Halftime Report" how to play an energy source everyone else hates but he now likes.

  • Triple-Digit Gains Ahead for Vietnam Stocks     Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012 | 11:20 PM ET

    David Roes, Chief Executive Officer, Asean Investment Management said the Vietnamese could yield returns of as much as 160 percent in the next three years.

  • Oil Stocks the 'Place to Be' as Mid-East Strife Escalates Saturday, 28 Jul 2012 | 10:45 PM ET

    Oil prices staged a rally on Wednesday partly due to the escalating turmoil in the Middle East, and analysts who expect the strife to worsen are recommending oil stocks as “a great place to be.”

  • Why Death of Commodities Is ‘Greatly Exaggerated’ Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 11:15 PM ET
    A driver inspects an earth mover at Fortescue Metals Group Ltd.'s Cloudbreak iron ore operation in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

    Prices of commodities such as copper and gold have slumped more than 15 percent this year as investors shun risk assets and demand fell amid a moribund global economy but a demise of the mining industry is “greatly exaggerated,” according to HSBC.

  • Why Further Easing May Not Save Commodities Monday, 23 Jul 2012 | 11:02 PM ET

    Commodities bulls betting on further easing from major central banks to revive sagging prices may be setting themselves up for disappointment.

  • China’s GDP grew at its slowest pace in three years in the second quarter, but other less-cited indicators are already signaling that the world’s second-largest economy may be starting to turn around.

  • Mining Stocks Primed for a Comeback as Prices Recover Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 | 10:55 PM ET

    Shares of mining giants may have slumped this year on falling demand from China and as investors shun assets but they may be due for a bounce. 

  • The Coal Trade: Up In Smoke?     Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 5:20 PM ET

    U.S. demand for coal is at a 24-year low, and inventories are continuing to build as the global economy slows. Wilbur Ross, WL Ross & Company chairman/CEO, discusses whether investors should expect more trouble ahead for the commodity.

  • Pennsylvania's Problems     Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 2:51 PM ET

    Pennsylvania's sixth largest city may be on the brink of bankruptcy, with Ed Rendell, former Pennsylvania governor and NBC News political analyst, weighs in.

  • FMHR's Top Three Trades     Monday, 9 Jul 2012 | 12:30 PM ET

    The FMHR traders reveal their top three trades and Brian Yu, analyst at Citi, discusses whether coal and steel stocks can make a comeback.

  • No Bottom in Sight for China Coal Prices: Analyst Wednesday, 4 Jul 2012 | 3:22 AM ET
    A bag of coals picked out from gangue stockpiles at a coal-chosen factory in Chifeng of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China.

    Coal prices in China have fallen almost 20 percent since the beginning of the year, with analysts expecting further declines as inventories remain high and coal mines in China continue to ramp up production.

  • Market Volatility Remains High     Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 7:20 PM ET

    Distinguished market expert Neel Kashkari, of PIMCO, offers insight on global recession and whether China is worse off than investors think. "An extreme hard landing is not impossible, so we all have to be protecting against the downside," says Kashkari.