Think of the companies you own as athletes, and the global financial crisis as a sort of megatriathlon. Now would be a great time to discover whether your stocks are natural-born runners or injured couch potatoes.
Within the coal sector, global leader Peabody Energy
Powder River Basin coal from the western U.S. is the cheap stuff, currently fetching about $13 per ton on the spot market compared to more than $80 for the higher-quality Appalachian varieties. Peabody Energy, Arch Coal
For rail companies like Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Without question, the drop-off in global steel demand has been dramatic in the near-term, making an Australian met coal production cut only prudent. However, a growing number of signs from companies like POSCO
I agree, and continue to view this Fool's king of coal as a well-honed athlete.
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Fool contributor Christopher Barker wishes he could squeeze coal into diamonds. He can be found blogging actively and acting Foolishly within the CAPS community under the username TMFSinchiruna. He owns shares of Arch Coal and Peabody Energy. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.