In this video, Motley Fool energy analyst Taylor Muckerman takes a look at the major coal sell-offs we've been seeing ever since President Obama was re-elected. Taylor stresses how important it will be to follow coal companies in the coming days that do a large percentage of their business in exports, particularly to China, India, and Europe -- places that run a lot of their industry on coal where natural gas prices aren't so competitive -- and he highlights some companies that would be good choices to watch.

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