There are exactly two ways to succeed in investing.
First, be a visionary. Look at the data everyone else is puzzling over and see something they don't. Then translate this into profitable trades ahead of the masses.
Or, be an explorer. Seek out far-afield information beyond the eyes of most casual observers. You then don't need any special insight to beat the herd--when you know something no one else does, even the simplest findings become unique insight.
You just have to know where to look.
That strategy is going to pay off handsomely for the few investors who've lately been following one of the most high-potential energy opportunities on the planet. Thermal coal.
Now, information on the coal sector is easy to find. In some places. Data abound on production and pricing from important players in this space like Australia and America.
But some numbers are much harder to find. Which is what makes this opportunity so high-powered.
The key data points in this case come not from usual-suspect places on the planet. But from a part of the world where information is much harder to come by.
Reliable data on the Indian coal sector isn't the kind of thing you just pull off Wikipedia. In fact, even the country's government and private sector pros often don't agree on the numbers--publishing wildly different figures on coal demand and import volumes.
But to anyone digging into these obscure figures, one message is clear from…