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Closing values and year-to-date changes are:
                                   Prices                                                       Inventories MT
            12/31/08        10/02/09        Change        %                   12/31/08        10/02/2009        Change      %

$US / Euro     0.7159         0.6863         -0.0296         -4.1%
Cx Silver         $11.27         $16.21           $4.94         43.8%
Cx Gold         $883.60         $1,003.20      $119.60       13.5%
Cx Copper     $1.3950         $2.6715         $1.2765       91.5%                 31,075             48,629             17,554         56.5%
LME Copper     $1.3930         $2.6635       $1.2705       91.2%                 339,775         345,425             5,650         1.7%
Shanghai Copper                                                                                 17,822             98,689             80,867         453.7%
Total Copper                                                                                     388,672         492,743         104,071         26.8%
LME Aluminum $0.6600        $0.8101         $0.1501       22.7%              2,328,900         4,581,100         2,252,200         96.7%
LME Lead        $0.4305         $0.9457         $0.5152       119.7%                 45,150             127,600             82,450     182.6%
LME Tin         $4.6970         $6.6678            $1.9708      42.0%                    7,790             25,630             17,840         229.0%
LME Nickel     $4.9033         $7.7905          $2.8872       58.9%                 78,390             120,828             42,438         54.1%
LME Zinc         $0.5080         $0.8401         $0.3321       65.4%                 253,500             436,475             182,975         72.2%


Click on the link below to find The Copper Journal’s weekly chart update through Oct. 2, 2009.

Note: The green line on the chart is the 200 day moving average. The red lines are points of support and resistance. If one market is closed while the other is open, the prior day settlement will be used for the market that is closed in order to maintain consistency in the price charts.