Global shares rallied for the first time in three days as the Nikkei 225 (NKY) Stock Average rebounded from a slump that sent valuations to a 28-month low and commodities gained. The dollar climbed versus the yen as fires at a Japanese nuclear plant hampered efforts to avert a meltdown.
Sometimes the market offers investors a rare chance to buy shares of a great company on a dip. That’s precisely the opportunity we’re getting right now with Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (NYSE: FCX).
The current market volatility is giving investors with an eye toward long-term investments a great chance to buy shares in a world-class company.
FCX is one of the best-run global mining companies and a great way to gain exposure to gold and copper. So it’s time to “Buy” Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (NYSE: FCX) (**).
Commodities exchanges usually trade futures contracts on commodities, for example, in a certain month, A farmer raising corn can sell a future contract on his corn, which will not be harvested for several months, and guarantee the price he will be paid when he delivers; a breakfast cereal producer buys the contract now and guarantees the price will not go up when it is delivered. This protects the farmer from price drops and the buyer from price rises.