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Coal ETF’s Burns Dim

While many are looking to move away from coal as a power source, such as China, the coal ETF, Market Vectors-Coal ETF (NYSEArca: KOLand recently launched coal ETF, GreenHaven Coal Fund (NYSEArca:TONS), have to continued to demonstrate that trend as their fires dim down to a mere dust.  This MarketsMuse update profiles the dim outlook two above listed coal ETFs are facing as countries explore other sources of power. This update is courtesy of ETFTrends’ Tom Lydon and his article, “Coal ETF Outlook Growing Dim” with an excerpt. 


Some bargain hunters may be looking at the downtrodden coal industry and related exchange traded funds as the market remains near historic lows. However, coal remains depressed for a reason.

Over the past three months, the Market Vectors-Coal ETF (NYSEArca: KOL), which tracks the coal industry, has declined 6.9%. Additionally, the recently launched GreenHaven Coal Fund (NYSEArca:TONS), which is designed to offer investors with exposure to daily changes in the price of coal futures contracts, has decreased 3.6%.

Some may be tempted to catch the falling knife as the economy still depends on coal to meet growing electricity needs. However, the other fundamental factors may weigh on the space.

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Benzinga Asks: Is This ETF Home to Buffett’s Next Target?

benzinga-logoCourtesy of the ETF Professor at Benzinga.com

The $28 billion purchase of ketchup king H.J. Heinz (NYSE: HNZ) by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A) and Brazilian financier Jorge Paulo Lemann has had a predictable result. Traders and investors want to know who is next; what company will be Buffett’s next elephant?

Buffett has an enviable problem: Berkshire’s cash hoard. Even after committing $12.1 billion for Heinz, Berkshire still has $15 billion left to go shopping with, and that number grows by the month according to Bloomberg.

By his own admission, Buffett’s thirst for big deals, or “elephants” as he calls them, is not quenched. That likely means traders and investors are already trying to figure out what company could be next on Berkshire’s shopping list.

As has been previously noted, ETFs ranging from the Market Vectors Coal ETF (NYSE: KOL) to the Industrial Select Sector SPDR (NYSE: XLI) are home to some potential Berkshire targets.

Following the Heinz deal, another ETF has jumped to the forefront of the Berkshire deal speculation conversation. That ETF is the PowerShares Dynamic Food & Beverage Portfolio (NYSE: PBJ). Shares of PBJ, which is home to almost $111 million in assets under management, have jumped 2.2 percent in the past week and are now trading at an all-time high.

The ETF’s recent bullishness is due in large part to the Heinz deal because that stock is is PBJ’s largest holding, accounting for 5.7 percent of the fund’s weight. To be fair, some of PBJ’s recent upside has come by way of Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ), another top-10 holding in the ETF, making a deal with AnheuserBusch InBev (NYSE: BUD) that gives the former rights to sell Corona and other Grupo Modelo beer labels in the U.S.

Still, near-term ebullience pertaining to PBJ is likely to be fueled by speculation that the ETF is home to another Buffett acquisition candidate. Including Heinz, PBJ is home to 30 stocks. Of the remaining 29 stocks, eliminating unlikely Berkshire targets is not difficult.

Read more: http://www.benzinga.com/trading-ideas/long-ideas/13/02/3345461/is-this-etf-home-to-buffetts-next-target##ixzz2LNs9azVR