The Dow 30 are getting hammered during the first three weeks of 2016. Code (Text): Dec 31, 2015 Close 17425.03 Jan 20, 2016 Open 15,989.45 Low 15,450.56 Close 15,766.74 Down 249.28(1.56%) It was down about 2000 points from the closing on Dec 31, 2015, before recovering about 250 pts this afternoon. China is buying less commodities. The world is saturated with oil. There are fewer places to store oil that is produced, and oil prices have plummeted to lows seen in 2003. So, all as well and normal. There has to be bargains out there. Coal Companies Are Hurting. But the Coal Industry Is Not Dying. http://www.slate.com/articles/busin...awks_should_not_be_too_gleeful_about_the.html Coal equities are down much more than the demand for coal. Some companies took on too much debt, and subsequently (and perhaps consequently) declared bankruptcy.