The following video is from Friday's Motley Fool Money roundtable discussion with host Chris Hill and analysts Joe Magyer, James Early, and Ron Gross.

In this segment, Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold (NYSE:FCX) is buying Plains Exploration (UNKNOWN:UNKNOWN) and McMoRan Exploration (UNKNOWN:MMR.DL) for $9 billion in cash and stock. Joe discusses why he doesn't like the deal. James makes the case for diversification.

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