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More top-performing CAPS members are turning bullish on Arch Coal
The recent market panic has obliterated share prices of coal miners like Arch Coal, Patriot Coal
Management also says that its balance sheet is the strongest it's been in the history of the company, something that will be a large benefit during the economic crisis. It's also on the lookout for acquisition opportunities that become available, the way competitor Peabody Energy
With China's recent stimulus package calling for more development of housing and infrastructure, potential demand for commodities could benefit many companies from coal miners, to steelmakers, to copper miners like Freeport-McMoRan
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