VanEck Vectors Coal ETF (KOL) - NYSEARCA
  • Fri, Jul. 15, 4:14 PM
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  • Fri, May 27, 4:17 PM
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  • Fri, May 6, 4:26 PM
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  • Fri, Apr. 22, 3:43 AM
    • Leaders from 130 nations are gathering in New York for the formal signing of the climate change accord reached in Paris four months ago, which aims to limit the overall world temperature rise to below 2 degrees Celsius.
    • With each country's signing of the pact, they must also submit an action proposal plan for the deal to be effective.
    • The target date is 2020, but if enough countries ratify, officials say the agreement could enter into force much sooner.
    | Fri, Apr. 22, 3:43 AM | 8 Comments
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  • Tue, Feb. 16, 11:27 AM
    • Analysts say the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Scalia over the weekend may have improved the likelihood that Pres. Obama's Clean Power Plan will survive a judicial review.
    • Last week, the Court voted 5-4 to delay the EPA's scheduled rollout of Obama's plan to dramatically cut carbon emissions from the power industry; the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals likely will rule this fall on a challenge to the plan, with the conventional wisdom expecting the three-member court panel to rule favorably for the White House, setting up an appeal to the Supreme Court.
    • With the death of Scalia, a conservative voice on the court with a history of limiting government regulation, the chances of the plan being upheld would seem to have improved; an eight-member Court split 4-4 would allow the lower court ruling to stand, and it is far from certain that a Republican will be elected in November and name Scalia's replacement or that delaying tactics by Republican Senators will prove successful.
    • Environmental attorney Brian Potts had placed the odds of the Clean Power Plan surviving judicial review at less than 10%; with Scalia’s death, he places the likelihood at greater than 75%.
    | Tue, Feb. 16, 11:27 AM | 6 Comments
  • Wed, Feb. 10, 9:49 AM
    • Coal stocks open with strong gains after yesterday's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to block proposed regulations of coal fired power plants, likely pushing out a potential hearing after the presidential election: BTU +12.7%, CLD +19.7%, CNX +2.2%, CNXC +5.2%.
    • The court’s order is temporary and is not a ruling on the merits, but it indicates the court’s conservative majority has misgivings about the emissions plan, and signals the rules could run into trouble in the courts, which could hurt the Obama administration’s ability to follow through on U.S. commitments in the Paris climate deal.
    • FBR Capital says that while it does not foresee any near-term change to its outlook for coal companies, the delay could improve the long-term perception toward coal producers in maintaining meaningful market share as a fuel for domestic electricity generation (
    • FBR believes Westmoreland Coal (WLB -4.4%) and Alliance Resource Partners (ARLP -1.4%) could receive the most sustainable valuation benefit and investor interest following the Supreme Court action.
    • ETFs: KOL
    | Wed, Feb. 10, 9:49 AM | 94 Comments
  • Fri, Jan. 15, 10:57 AM
    • The Obama administration announces it will place a moratorium on new leases for coal mining on public lands, while the Interior Department studies the environmental impact and conducts a review of leases that could take three years.
    • The moratorium is limited to new coal leasing, with exceptions for the metallurgical coal used in steel production, and companies that already hold federal coal leases such as Peabody Energy (BTU -9.2%) can continue to mine those reserves during and after the moratorium.
    • Nearly 40% of U.S. coal now comes from federal land, much of it from the Powder River Basin in Wyoming and Montana.
    • KOL -4.5%, CLD -7.6%, CNX -6.6%, CLF -6.6%, WLB -5.3%, ARLP -2.5%.
    | Fri, Jan. 15, 10:57 AM | 100 Comments
  • Mon, Jan. 11, 2:49 PM
    • Arch Coal (ACI -50.7%) is cut in half following news it has filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy and will be delisted from the NYSE, and the miner says its discussions with customers indicate that even after tumbling domestic coal demand the past eight years, "2016 pricing will remain weaker than previously anticipated."
    • ACI's default on $3.2B of debt bring the metals and mining sector’s trailing 12-month default rate to 15% from 11% at the end of December and the default rate for the coal subsector an "unprecedented" 43%, according to Fitch Ratings.
    • Analysts say investors should expect more such bankruptcies among commodity companies this year, as a strong dollar and slowing global demand growth should keep downward pressure on commodity prices.
    • ACI's bankruptcy helps drag down other mining names today: BTU -19%, CNX -10.8%, YZC -2.3%, NRP -7.2%, CLD -11.4%, WLB -5.1%, ARLP +0.1%, KOL -2.6%.
    | Mon, Jan. 11, 2:49 PM | 24 Comments
  • Dec. 14, 2015, 2:25 PM
    • Coal stocks sink (KOL -1.7%) as renewable energy stocks rally following this weekend's climate change accord reached in Paris, which could foreshadow tougher worldwide regulations on coal and oil companies.
    • The details of implementation will be left to individual nations, with a range of possible policy measures which could include tighter environmental regulations, taxes on carbon, and a shifting of government subsidies; analysts generally believe the net impact will be a further gradual reduction of global oil and coal demand growth over the decades to some, rather than an immediate downward revision.
    • Among coal focused stocks: BTU -12.4%, CLD -10.8%, WLB -9.3%, CLF -5.2%, ARLP -4.4%, ACI +1.2%.
    | Dec. 14, 2015, 2:25 PM | 63 Comments
  • Dec. 12, 2015, 1:42 PM
    • The first-ever global deal on climate change was signed today in Paris after leaders met for two weeks. 200 nations participated in the accord.
    • The major goal of the agreement is to limit the rise of average global temperatures to within two degrees of where they stood before industrial times.
    • Participation is voluntary which makes it difficult to gauge how effective the landmark deal will be in the future.
    • 97% of peer-reviewed published scientific studies have found a link between human activity and global temperatures.
    • ETFs with a potential link to the climate deal: XLE, ERX, VDE, KOL, OIH, ERY, DIG, DUG, IYE, FENY, PXJ, RYE, FXN, DDG
    | Dec. 12, 2015, 1:42 PM | 248 Comments
  • Dec. 11, 2015, 4:15 PM
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  • Dec. 8, 2015, 7:12 PM
    • The Obama administration is concerned that the self-bonding coal mine cleanup program could leave taxpayers with multibillion-dollar liabilities, a U.S. Interior Department official says.
    • Self-bond liabilities totaling ~$3.6B could fall to taxpayers and righting the program "is a huge priority," the official says, according to Reuters.
    • Alpha Natural Resources (OTCPK:ANRZQ) left behind more than $670M in self-bond liabilities when it filed for bankruptcy in August, and the government has not determined how best to protect taxpayers from the hit.
    • Relevant tickers: KOL, BTU, ACI, CLD, WLB, CNX
    | Dec. 8, 2015, 7:12 PM | 33 Comments
  • Dec. 8, 2015, 2:34 AM
    • As the climate summit in Paris enters its final week, clean energy stocks have gained little ground, and several fund managers say they have not been doing any additional buying as a result of the meeting.
    • "I have quite low expectations of anything meaningful" for the near term, said Edward Guinness, portfolio manager at the Guinness Atkinson Alternative Energy Fund.
    • Even if the talks see big commitments for alternative energy development, money won't start flowing for several years and many of the pledges are aimed at early stage projects not run by public companies.
    • Previously: Leaders press for climate breakthrough in Paris (Dec. 01 2015)
    • Previously: World leaders gather for UN climate conference (Nov. 29 2015)
    | Dec. 8, 2015, 2:34 AM | 3 Comments
KOL Description
VanEck Vectors Coal ETF (KOL) seeks to replicate as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the price and yield performance of the MVIS Global Coal Index (MVKOLTR), which is intended to track the overall performance of companies involved in coal operation (production, mining, and cokeries), transportation of coal, from production of coal mining equipment as well as from storage and trade.
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