Why You Should Short Coal

Coal companies are way down from their peaks, and heading lower.

Dump it.

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In recent years, environmental activists have demanded that universities, foundations and other institutional investors divest their shares of coal, oil and gas companies.  The institutional response has been tepid. Financial analysts point out  that if these investors sold their holdings, other investors would simply obtain them at bargain prices, leaving the divesting institutions with less diversified stock portfolios.

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