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Must-know: Why coal stocks haven’t kept pace with markets
Arch Coal (ACI) has lost 30% since the start of the year.
Coal is usually extracted in two ways—through surface mining and through underground mining.
With largest coal reserves in the world, U.S. producers (KOL) manufacture excess coal.
The unemployment rate has fallen to 6.1% in June—the closest it has been to the Fed’s target in the past five years.
The improving economy and falling employment rate seems to have boosted the consumption.
Higher inventory levels are a positive for second quarter gross domestic product (or GDP) growth.
Same store sales increased by 0.1% over last week, according to the ICSC-Goldman Same Store Sales Index.
At the end of June, there were 2.3 million existing homes for sale, representing a 5.5-month supply. This is higher than the 2.16 million homes for sale last year.
Building permits cover the number of privately owned housing units that were issued permits in a given period.
Mortgage REITs, like NewCastle (NCT) and PennyMac (PMT), as well as homebuilders, like Lennar (LEN), Standard Pacific (SPF), and KB Home (KBH), pay close attention to real estate values.
Housing starts fell from a downward revised 985,000 to 893,000. Multi-family starts were 305,000 in June—a decrease from the 344,000 pace in May.
There are many reasons why a region may outperform another region. The biggest reason is usually the underlying performance of the economy.
In May, home prices rose 0.4% month-over-month. They’re up 5.5% year-over-year. Prices are now within 6.5% of their April 2007 peak.
A hybrid model enables the organizations to derive maximum benefit from their cloud infrastructure.
Community cloud seems to have faster adoption as close to 70% of the organizations have plans to deploy it in 2014 compared to ~30% in 2013.
In private cloud, cloud services are deployed and implemented on the client’s private networks.
One of the important factors driving public cloud adoption is an organization’s preference and need to reduce overall expenditure on IT infrastructure.
In PaaS, clients are provided computing platforms that include the operating system, hardware, database, server, and network.
An organization’s adoption of IaaS will lead to bandwidth expansion and improved data transfer.
Organizations preference for SaaS primarily stems from the fact that it’s flexible and cost efficient.