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  • A coal miner works on coal seams in an open pit coal mine on August 19, 2006 in Chifeng of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China.

    India, the world's third largest importer of thermal coal, is expected to start rebuilding inventories in the second quarter of 2012, which could boost shares of thermal coal companies in Southeast Asia, says Macquarie Securities.

  • Blame Coal for Weak Transports?     Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 12:53 PM ET

    Transports are underperforming because of coal, says Steve Cortes, Fast Money trader: "When you overlay coal with the S&P, if you go all the way back to the 2009 lows you see that until recent weeks the two were interchangeable. Either coal is very cheap here or the S&P is very expensive." Abigail Doolittle, Peak Theories, also discusses the direction of copper and the VIX.

  • Markets Drop, Coal Stocks Plunge     Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 12:00 PM ET

    The Fast Money traders, along with Paul Forward, Stifel Nicolaus, take a look at the market's decline and what's going on with coal producers, which opened at new, multi-year lows.

  • The Fast Money traders with the play on coal stocks getting burned today, and how to trade the higher price in crude oil. Also, Steven Mueller, Southwestern Energy CEO, discusses why natural gas is good for the economy & consumers, and the viability of nat gas powered vehicles.

  • Barcap's Top Pick in Mining Sector     Thursday, 1 Mar 2012 | 10:20 PM ET

    Ephrem Ravi, Head of Metals & Mining Sector, Asia Ex-Japan Equity Research, at Barclays Capital and Ray Barros, CEO at Ray Barros Trading Group discuss Ephrem's recommendation of buying into Yanzhou Coal, because it benefitting from rising prices and the listing of its Australian asset.

  • Joy Global CEO on Earnings Miss     Thursday, 1 Mar 2012 | 6:15 PM ET

    Michael Sutherlin, Joy Global president & CEO, discusses his stock's hard landing on yesterday's earnings miss, and its future growth prospects in emerging markets, with Mad Money's Jim Cramer.

  • Cramer Puts CONSOL Energy on the 'Sell Block'     Thursday, 23 Feb 2012 | 6:45 PM ET

    Mad Money's Jim Cramer explains why selling CONSOL Energy is one of the easiest calls he's ever made. Coal and natural gas are in the doghouse, and when investors understand the weakness in commodities, they'll understand why this stock can't be owned.

  • Discussing Glencore's $41B acquisition of Xstrata and its impact on other commodity mergers, with Anthony Young, Dahlman Rose analyst.

  • Cramer: CAT vs. JOY     Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 6:15 PM ET

    Mad Money's Cramer compares and contrasts Caterpillar to Joy Global, and concludes CAT's vast sales force, financing arm, and service division, make it a better play, but only on a pullback.

  • Hidden Economic Recovery Play: WLT     Wednesday, 11 Jan 2012 | 5:40 PM ET

    An infrastructure and steel play on Walter Engery, with Jon Najarian, OptionMonster.com.

  • Pay to Wait Powerhouse: AEP     Thursday, 5 Jan 2012 | 6:45 PM ET

    Discussing the EPA's new regulations on coal plants and the company's juicy 4.6% yield, with Nick Akins, American Electric Power CEO, and Mad Money's Jim Cramer.

  • Bullish on Asia's Energy Outlook     Wednesday, 7 Dec 2011 | 9:50 PM ET

    Alex Latzer, Head, Metals & Mining Research at Daiwa Capital Markets, eschews metals in favor of regional energy plays such as coal and uranium in the face of dwindling Chinese demand.

  • Coal Plays     Sunday, 4 Dec 2011 | 10:40 PM ET

    Chris Kimber, Managing Director, Wealth Management at Fat Prophets, says news of Whitehaven Coal and Aston Resource's merger is significant for the Australian market, as the country's pure coal stocks dwindle through M&As.

  • Bullish on Gold     Tuesday, 11 Oct 2011 | 11:10 PM ET

    Michael McCormick, director of Belvedere Share Managers, sees opportunity to profit in gold and advises to invest in oversold mid-cap gold producers.

  • Average UK Household Faces Fuel Poverty by 2015 Tuesday, 11 Oct 2011 | 1:40 AM ET
    Electricity pylon pass the Ffos-Y-Fran opencast coal mine in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales.

    The average UK household will be in “fuel poverty” by the next election in 2015 if energy bills, which have almost doubled as a share of median income since 2004, stay on their current path, the FT reports.

  • Bearish Outlook on Coal Prices     Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 11:20 PM ET

    Michael Parker, senior research analyst, Asian power & renewable energy, Sanford C. Bernstein, anticipates a slow down in emerging markets' power consumption leading to falling coal price.

  • EPA's New Rule Benefits First Energy     Monday, 3 Oct 2011 | 6:15 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer talks with First Energy's CEO, Tony Alexander on how the company will benefit from providing cleaner coal than government regulations require, and its plans to continue paying out big dividends, and consistent earnings.

  • Qantas Cancels Australian Flights Due to Strike Thursday, 29 Sep 2011 | 9:08 PM ET

    Qantas Airways says it is canceling and delaying dozens of flights because of a strike by its ground workers and engineers. The Australian carrier says 8,500 domestic and international passengers will have their flights disrupted by Friday's strikes. Qantas says 39 flights will be delayed and two flights canceled.

  • Energizing the Workforce With Coal Mining     Thursday, 29 Sep 2011 | 7:15 AM ET

    Overseas demand for coal could be a job creator in the U.S., says Tom Scholl, CEO, Keystone Industries, who says if coal miners could get permits overseas, the increase in exporting could create jobs.

  • Fed Warns of Big Economic Risks, Cramer Reacts Wednesday, 21 Sep 2011 | 6:48 PM ET

    Cramer responds to the Federal Reserve's warning of "significant downside risk" to the global economy.