ANR : Analysis & Opinions

  1. This Hated Commodity Could Prove To Be A Valuable Contrarian ...

    November 28, 2014
  2. Why Coal Deserves Your Attention Right Now

    July 29, 2014
    The coal sector has suffered for years at the hands of cheap natural gas and stiff regulations. But investors shouldn’t count ...
  3. Cloud Peak Energy May Have A Steeper Road To Recovery

    June 14, 2013
    Cloud Peak has high-quality thermal coal assets, but the recovery hasn't materialized yet.
  4. The Best Way to Invest if Obama Wins the Election

    October 2, 2012
    Unless the current polls are wrong, or unless Mitt Romney turns things around soon, Barack Obama is likely to remain as President ...
  5. Can Alpha Natural Resources Find The Bottom?

    August 9, 2012
    Alpha Natural seems exceptionally cheap, but the coal industry is in a crisis.
  6. Rails Struggling To Replace King Coal

    April 11, 2012
    Weak coal demand is creating real volume declines for railroads.
  7. S & P 500 - First Quarter Of 2012 Losers

    April 4, 2012
    While the S & P 500 index returned 12% in the first quarter of 2012, that performance was not uniform, as many stocks ...
  8. 3 Mining Stocks To Watch Ahead Of Earnings

    February 24, 2012
    There are a handful of notable mining companies that will report their quarterly results in the coming days.
  9. Coal's Weak, So Buy Peabody

    January 26, 2012
    It takes a weak coal market to get Peabody shares cheap.
  10. Worst S&P 500 Stocks Of 2011

    January 5, 2012
    These five stocks severely underperformed the index, and ended up on the worst performing list for 2011.
  11. 2011's Biggest Mergers and Acquisitions

    December 30, 2011
    M&A activity rebounded in a big way in 2011. Here's a look back at the biggest mergers and acquisitions during the year.
  12. Coal Gets Red Hot Again

    November 9, 2011
    Despite the estimations of a softening economy, coal demand shows otherwise.
  13. What's Ailing Coal Stocks?

    October 11, 2011
    Coal has gone from red-hot to ice-cold. Nevertheless, here is a list of companies to keep your eye on.
  14. S&P 500 Losers - Third Quarter Of 2011

    October 10, 2011
    A review the five worst performing stocks in the S&P 500 during the third quarter of 2011 and why these stocks did much ...
  15. Metals And Mining Meltdown

    October 5, 2011
    Metals and mining stocks have been hit hard, with most beaten down near their 52-week lows on fears of a global slowdown ...
  16. Penn Virginia Still A Solid Resource Income Play

    August 5, 2011
    Penn Virginia is a good resource income play, but not a terribly cheap one.
  17. Peabody’s Pull Back An Opportunity

    June 2, 2011
    The share price pull back for Peabody Energy in May has given investors an opportunity to buy the stock at a good price.
  18. Will Aussie Flooding Rain On China's Parade?

    January 7, 2011
    Flooding in Queensland has shaken up the market for a critical steel component.
  19. Why Buffett Is Right To Avoid Buying Private-Equity-Owned Businesses

    November 16, 2010
    Robbing Peter to pay Paul is exactly why Mr. Buffett avoids private-equity-owned companies. They have greed written all over ...
  20. Coal's 2009 Problems To Linger In 2010

    December 31, 2009
    Investors should expect a continued supply/demand problem from coal through 2010.
  21. Coal-Burning Convertibles

    September 18, 2009
    For income investors who want to participate in coal’s potential upside.
  22. Dirty Money: Coal Master Limited Partnerships

    January 5, 2009
    Coal producers are trading for a fraction of their 52-week highs, revealing great opportunities for investors.
  23. Commodities Sector: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

    December 9, 2008
    Learn why two high-profile mergers were called off in the commodities sector and if there is still the potential for profit.
  24. The Case For Small Caps

    August 28, 2008
    Small caps have proven worthy of a slice in an investors portfolio.
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