SOURCE: Bollinger Report

May 17, 2012 09:00 ET

A Forward Look, The Year Ahead - Featured Research on Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. and Alliance Resource Partners, L.P.

HONG KONG--(Marketwire - May 17, 2012) - Today, introduced featured coverage of Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ANR) and Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ: ARLP). Full research reports are available to readers at:

Economic fundamentals leading into 2012 have set a generally positive pace with GDP growth likely to pick up through the coming year. However, there are several important caveats to note as the world economy continues to face headwinds and risks weigh to the downside. Positive outlooks are conditional on fiscal policy in payroll taxes and unemployment insurance benefits and upon the easing of the European debt situation. A repeat of volatility experience in 2011 is likely in 2012, as perceptions about the strength of the U.S. economy and the euro zone will vary over time as events unfold.

Despite the current situation, our team continues to identify high momentum situations with growth potential -- there remains strong opportunity within careful discretion.

Bollinger Report screened and selected Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. for its current position within the basic materials industry. Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (Alpha) is a supplier and exporter of metallurgical coal for use in the steel-making process and a supplier of thermal coal to electric utilities and manufacturing industries across the country. As of December 31, 2011, it operated 145 mines and 35 coal preparation plants in Northern and Central Appalachia and the Powder River Basin. A copy of this report featuring Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ANR) is available at:

Bollinger Report is featuring Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. for its changing role within the basic materials industry. Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. (ARLP Partnership) is a diversified producer and marketer of coal primarily to major United States utilities and industrial users. ARLP Partnership operates 10 underground mining complexes in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, and West Virginia, including the new Tunnel Ridge mine in West Virginia. To download researches and analysis on Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ: ARLP) we welcome investors to visit:

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