In this video, Motley Fool energy analyst Taylor Muckerman takes a look at the major coal sell-offs we've been seeing ever since President Obama was re-elected. Taylor stresses how important it will be to follow coal companies in the coming days that do a large percentage of their business in exports, particularly to China, India, and Europe -- places that run a lot of their industry on coal where natural gas prices aren't so competitive -- and he highlights some companies that would be good choices to watch.

Because the news around the energy sector is coming fast and furious these days, you'll want to pay attention to every new development. If you're on the lookout for some currently intriguing energy plays, check out The Motley Fool's "3 Stocks for $100 Oil." You can get free access to this special report by clicking here.


The article Who Really Lost the Election? The Coal Industry. originally appeared on Fool.com.

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