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ETF Sector Focus: Investors Will Like This Coal in Their Stockings This Holiday Season

Coal ETFs carry above-average risk but offer compelling reward potential right now.

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The stock prices of companies engaged in exploring for or mining coal have been hammered in recent weeks.

Since July, coal companies' seesaw-like share prices have been more down than up, amid investor concern about broad macroeconomic uncertainty. In the last three months, a basket of coal industry companies found in a popular exchange-traded fund is down 15%, while the S&P 500 is actually up 2%.

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