There's an incredible new trend brewing right now. And it's incredibly profitable too...
Yes, the markets are pushing a top, earnings are in decline, and consumers are struggling to make ends meet.
But the truth is this particular industry has grown from "only" $3.6 billion a year in 1997 to more than $31.5 billion today.
That's especially impressive when you consider that this growth - all 775% of it - occurred during the greatest sustained economic downturn since the Great Depression.
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Buy Sell or Hold: Now is the Time to Buy Freeport-McMoRan
Historically, when investors wanted to gain some exposure to copper in their portfolios, the stock to buy was always Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold Inc. (NYSE: FCX).
That's still true today, but with one major difference: When you buy Freeport-McMoRan you're also buying a stake in oil and gas exploration and production.