Read here for The Copper Journal’s weekly chart update.

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Closing values and year-to-date changes are:
                                Prices                                                           Inventories MT
               12/31/08      12/26/09        Change      %              12/31/08        12/26/2009       Change      %

$US / Euro  0.7159         0.6957         -0.0202     -2.8%
Cx Silver     $11.27         $17.42         $6.15        54.6%
Cx Gold      $883.60       $1,104.10     $220.50     25.0%
Cx Copper   $1.3950       $3.2710       $1.8760     134.5%                31,075         88,933         57,858         186.2%
LME Copper     $1.3930     $3.2069     $1.8139     130.2%             339,775         484,800         145,025         42.7%
Shanghai Copper                                                                           17,822        96,362         78,540          440.7%
Total Copper                                                                             388,672         670,095        281,423         72.4%
LME Aluminum  $0.6600     $0.9984     $0.3384      51.3%             2,328,900      4,633,800     2,304,900       99.0%
LME Lead     $0.4305       $1.0555     $0.6250       145.2%               45,150         144,275         99,125          219.5%
LME Tin        $4.6970      $7.3233      $2.6263      55.9%                 7,790            26,840         19,050          244.5%
LME Nickel     $4.9033     $8.4550     $3.5517      72.4%                  78,390         152,400         74,010          94.4%
LME Zinc     $0.5080         $1.1294     $0.6214     122.3%                 253,500         466,725     213,225         84.1%  


Click on the link belowto findThe Copper Journal’s weekly chart update through Dec. 26, 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.

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