I think that you need to research what the president of Southern Company said about its continued use of coal fired power plants. You are not looking at what the user is saying.
Did you see the problems that AGL has had with unions? Why have no nuclear power plants, besides because of 3 mile island?
Because NEW nuclear power plants are 1) the most expensive to build and to run and 2) because shutting down a nuclear power plant takes days to shut down, meaning that it has to be used as part of the base power, not to be used for peak demand. This raises the base cost of electricity.
Yes, I made quite a bit of money on railroads in the past 20 years. You forget about the Staggers act and the Interstate Commerce Commission. All it would take would be for us to have a strong left leaning President and in both houses of Congress and the government will be back to regulating tariffs for trucks and railroads. This COULD be survivable except for the fact that it would take a year or 2 to approve any changes that are requested. In that period of time inflation (or deflation) would have made the change obsolete. This one major reason that Penn Central and a slew of other railroads went bankrupt. Besides, this is the time to have money in pharmaceuticals and tech stocks. Bring up a 5 year chart of CSX & UNP against CELG & AAPL. Greater risk - greater reward..
Check out QUANTUMONLINE
This will tell you about call date and maturity date. If the dividend ETF dividend starts to slide too much, I can pick individual preferred stocks from here. I particularly like preferreds for SO.
Some Equipment Defect Detectors will announce the train length. You can pick this up on a scanner on the 160 mhz band..
What is SO supposed to do with all those coal plants, like Schrer? Some they can convert to gas, some are too far from a 36 inch or larger so they will have to be torn down at great costs. Also, they are competing with that socialist organization called the Tennessee Valley Authority.
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Containers 55,487 vs 50,204.
trailers 2,587 vs 2,446.
Metallic ores 1,800 vs 1,331 up 35,2%
Scrap iron up less than 1% for the year - that should jump
coal down 12% for the year.
Missy - looks like nobody answered your your request because of the cat-fight. I have been an investor for about 10 years. CSX is a good - not great stock. It is slow to increase in value, but it usually plods along, most of the time. I suggest to go to the nearest library, go into the reference section and read the Valueline report on CSX. If you need help understanding the report, read the book, "The Intelligent Investor" by Benjamin Graham. The Valueline report is what Warren Buffett uses and Benjamin Graham was Warren Buffett's teacher and mentor.
I will bet that the pesky dividend gets in the way, too. At least you can use the dividend checks to light your grill.
1. Buy PGX - a preferred stock ETF.
2. Buy a long term bonds ETF,like VCLT.
I am not worried about the short term market, I have enough income from an MLP, bonds and dividends that I do not have to worry.