Freeport McMoran Copper & Gold

FCX-N

NYSE:FCX

11.84
0.13 (1.09%)
Freeport-McMoRan Inc., often called Freeport, is a mining company based in the Freeport-McMoRan Center, in Phoenix, Arizona.
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August 26, 2015

It is amazing how this has fallen. The one lesson you are constantly taught in this business is that you have to think outside of the box. This is heavily leveraged to the commodity complex, particularly copper and gold. It is a fairly leveraged company, and for that reason free cash just disappears when commodity prices fall. He would prefer Rio Tinto (RIO-N) if he were to go into this area. It has a better profile from a balance sheet standpoint.

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It is amazing how this has fallen. The one lesson you are constantly taught in this business is that you have to think outside of the box. This is heavily leveraged to the commodity complex, particularly copper and gold. It is a fairly leveraged company, and for that reason free cash just disappears when commodity prices fall. He would prefer Rio Tinto (RIO-N) if he were to go into this area. It has a better profile from a balance sheet standpoint.

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DON'T BUY
February 12, 2015

Copper prices have been very weak. Japan is the driver. He does not see an opportunity at the present time.

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Copper prices have been very weak. Japan is the driver. He does not see an opportunity at the present time.

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December 12, 2014

Found it very strange when they took the company, primarily a copper/gold producer, and decided to bet on oil which was at $110 a barrel. They levered up the company considerably from a position of no debt. He questions their judgment in the last couple of years. Feels the dividend is at risk and they still have a lot of debt.

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Found it very strange when they took the company, primarily a copper/gold producer, and decided to bet on oil which was at $110 a barrel. They levered up the company considerably from a position of no debt. He questions their judgment in the last couple of years. Feels the dividend is at risk and they still have a lot of debt.

BUY
BUY
November 20, 2014

There is going to be a recovery here. Copper is a continuing theme. Sees no problem with the story. It requires a multiyear horizon.

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There is going to be a recovery here. Copper is a continuing theme. Sees no problem with the story. It requires a multiyear horizon.

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HOLD
November 3, 2014

Copper mining. There is no rush to buy anything here. If you have a wide variety of stocks there is no reason to sell.

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Copper mining. There is no rush to buy anything here. If you have a wide variety of stocks there is no reason to sell.

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SELL
September 30, 2014

Looked at it fairly closely and the one worry was their debt. They would be sensitive to interest rate raises as well as any drop in the commodity prices. Prefers Rio Tinto. It could be a good switch.

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Looked at it fairly closely and the one worry was their debt. They would be sensitive to interest rate raises as well as any drop in the commodity prices. Prefers Rio Tinto. It could be a good switch.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
June 24, 2014

Has had some tough times in terms of stock price over the years. They made a shift into the energy sector and now their focus has moved away from copper and gold. He prefers energy to materials.

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Has had some tough times in terms of stock price over the years. They made a shift into the energy sector and now their focus has moved away from copper and gold. He prefers energy to materials.

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DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
June 12, 2014

(Market Call Minute.) He continues to be quite bearish on copper. Stocks are not performing well.

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(Market Call Minute.) He continues to be quite bearish on copper. Stocks are not performing well.

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February 6, 2014

This has caused him a lot of grief on the cyclical nature of the “wait and see” information out of China. He has stepped aside from this. They are up and down, up and down, etc. If you are interested in Trading, now is a great time to buy.

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This has caused him a lot of grief on the cyclical nature of the “wait and see” information out of China. He has stepped aside from this. They are up and down, up and down, etc. If you are interested in Trading, now is a great time to buy.

PARTIAL BUY
PARTIAL BUY
September 24, 2013

An ETF or a stock that would be good in the materials space? In this sector, you are typically talking about things such as gold, copper, silver, metals, mining and fertilizers. He would probably be inclined to go with a name like this which is already started to move up a bit. He would also just take half a position.

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An ETF or a stock that would be good in the materials space? In this sector, you are typically talking about things such as gold, copper, silver, metals, mining and fertilizers. He would probably be inclined to go with a name like this which is already started to move up a bit. He would also just take half a position.

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DON'T BUY
September 19, 2013

With this you have to have a call on copper prices. Over the next year he thinks copper prices will essentially stay where they are. Previously this was a pure play copper company. Spun off some assets in the energy patch, but eventually bought back. He questions the way they went about buying and the capital they used and was it necessarily in the best interest of the shareholders. Also, this distracted them from their core business. Assets are okay. Stock is going to be a play on what is happening with the underlying commodity and he thinks copper doesn’t do any more than $4 a pound over the next year. Probably fine for a longer-term holder.

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With this you have to have a call on copper prices. Over the next year he thinks copper prices will essentially stay where they are. Previously this was a pure play copper company. Spun off some assets in the energy patch, but eventually bought back. He questions the way they went about buying and the capital they used and was it necessarily in the best interest of the shareholders. Also, this distracted them from their core business. Assets are okay. Stock is going to be a play on what is happening with the underlying commodity and he thinks copper doesn’t do any more than $4 a pound over the next year. Probably fine for a longer-term holder.

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DON'T BUY
September 3, 2013

US mining company, mostly copper. If you buy this, you have to have a good, long-term expectation that copper is going to do very well. He doesn’t think copper is where you really want to be. Feels the commodity super cycle is finished.

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US mining company, mostly copper. If you buy this, you have to have a good, long-term expectation that copper is going to do very well. He doesn’t think copper is where you really want to be. Feels the commodity super cycle is finished.

BUY
BUY
August 23, 2013

Big base metal companies came off in the summer and he felt there was a spot where you could buy them. This company and BHP Billiton (BHP-N) were almost identical. He just happened to pick BHP because it was a diverse business. On this one you should easily get a 40% rate of return if things turn around.

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Big base metal companies came off in the summer and he felt there was a spot where you could buy them. This company and BHP Billiton (BHP-N) were almost identical. He just happened to pick BHP because it was a diverse business. On this one you should easily get a 40% rate of return if things turn around.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
July 25, 2013

Did like this one but there have been some big challenges in a few of their operations. Thinks there are other operations that are better, such as BHP Billiton (BHP-N) if you want to hold for longer period of time.

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Did like this one but there have been some big challenges in a few of their operations. Thinks there are other operations that are better, such as BHP Billiton (BHP-N) if you want to hold for longer period of time.

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DON'T BUY
July 16, 2013

Likes this overall but unfortunately right now copper, although it has the best fundamentals of any of the base metals, there is still a fairly large amount of surplus. Too much inventory.

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Likes this overall but unfortunately right now copper, although it has the best fundamentals of any of the base metals, there is still a fairly large amount of surplus. Too much inventory.

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