The List of Major US Coal Producers

Coal production in the U.S. dropped to below 900 million short tons according to EIA. The average number of employees in coal mines declined by 12% year-over-year and reached  65,971. The major US coal producers in 2015  are listed in the table below: Source: US EIA The top five producers are Peabody Energy Corp (BTUUQ), Arch Coal …

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On The Rise And Fall Of Commodities

Commodities have been in a downward trend for many years now though they have recovered slightly this year. As China’s voracious appetite for all types of commodities decreased commodities declined sharply. Other countries were unable to drive the demand like China did. According to a report from Schroder’s China’s demand for commodities created a super cycle …

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An Example of Why Investing in Commodities is Highly Risky

Commodity investing have gone mainstream these days with investors bombarded with marketing materials promoting them as an alternative investment sector. However investing in commodities like copper, soya bean, orange juice, iron ore, etc. is not a wise strategy for most retail investors. Unlike stocks, commodities are highly volatile and it is very easy to lose money …

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