Benzinga  Apr 6  Comment 
The VanEck Vectors Coal ETF (NYSE: KOL) was one of last year's best-performing non-leveraged exchange-traded funds for a simple reason: Of the two nominees for the U.S. presidency, one was vocal in her disdain for the coal industry while one vowed...
Benzinga  Oct 19  Comment 
The Market Vectors-Coal ETF (NYSE: KOL) is experiencing one of the most remarkable Lazarus acts of any exchange-traded fund in recent memory. Up nearly 108 percent this year, KOL, the only ETF dedicated to coal stocks, is on pace for its positive...
Benzinga  Jun 6  Comment 
Jefferies analyst Gena Wang maintained an Underperform rating on Sarepeta Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: SRPT) shares as the company is likely to bear the burden of drug costs. The analyst believes there was nothing new on the expanded access guidance...
Benzinga  Mar 10  Comment 
"Don't fight the tape." It is sound advice. So, with that in mind, the point here is not to tell readers to be quick to short the Market Vectors-Coal ETF (NYSE: KOL), but rather to be informed and make decisions accordingly based upon what is...
Benzinga  Feb 9  Comment 
The Market Vectors Coal ETF (NYSE: KOL) declined yesterday on heavy volume, but the lone equity-based exchange traded fund dedicated to moribund coal equities did not hit a new low. Still, KOL has lost nearly two-thirds of its value over the past...
Market Intelligence Center  Feb 26  Comment 
The patented option-trade picking algorithms that power MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's Artificial Intelligence Center have selected a covered-call trade on Market Vectors Coal ETF (KOL) that includes 10.66% downside protection. Sell one contract...
Market Intelligence Center  Feb 25  Comment 
The patented algorithms that power MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's Artificial Intelligence Center found a trading opportunity with Market Vectors Coal ETF (KOL) that should provide a 7.44% return in just 233 days. Sell one Oct. '15 call at the...
Clusterstock  Oct 9  Comment 
Coal stocks are getting absolutely smoked. On Thursday, amid a huge broad-market sell off, no sector was taking it on the chin harder than coal stocks. Among the big losers were Walter Energy, down 8%, Arch Coal, down 8%, Cliffs Natural...


Market Vectors Coal ETF (KOL)


The Coal ETF seeks to replicate as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the price and yield performance of the Stowe Coal Index[1]. The Index provides exposure to publicly traded companies worldwide that derive greater than 50% of their revenues from the coal industry. As such, the Fund is subject to the risks of investing in this sector. [2]

Fund Information

  • Fund Manager - Van Eck Funds
  • Inception Date - 01/10/2008
  • Exchange – NYSE Arca
  • Index Ticker – KOL
  • Intra-day NAV Ticker – KOL.IV
  • Expense Ratio – 0.62%

Top Holdings

Holdings % of Portfolio
Joy Global 8.68%
China Shenhua 8.49%
Consol Energy 8.33%
Peabody Energy 7.42%
Alpha Natural Resources 5.93%
Yanzhou Coal 4.76%
Exxaro Resources 4.42%
China Coal Energy 4.4%
Walter Energy 4.38%
Bumi Resources 4.16%

Holdings as of October 14, 2011[3]

Other Coal ETFs

ETF Name Fund Manager Expense Ratio
Global Coal Portfolio ETF (PKOL)Invesco PowerShares0.75%
Market Vectors Coal ETF (KOL)Van Eck Funds0.62%


  1. Stowe Global Coal Index Website
  2. - Overview of Market Vectors Coal ETF (KOL)
  3. Van Eck Website
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