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Closing values and year-to-date changes are:
                                  Prices                                                       Inventories MT
               12/31/08        12/18/09       Change      %               12/31/08       12/18/2009        Change    %

$US / Euro  0.7159         0.6976         -0.0183     -2.6%
Cx Silver     $11.27         $17.31         $6.04        53.6%
Cx Gold     $883.60        $1,110.80     $227.20     25.7%
Cx Copper  $1.3950        $3.1210       $1.7260     123.7%         31,075            87,185             56,110   180.6%
LME Copper $1.3930     $3.1030         $1.7100     122.8%       339,775           476,350         136,575   40.2%
Shanghai Copper                                                                    17,822         104,377             86,555     485.7%
Total Copper                                                                       388,672          667,912         279,240     71.8%
LME Aluminum  $0.6600  $1.0043     $0.3443      52.2%          2,328,900         4,638,850         2,309,950   99.2%
LME Lead     $0.4305       $1.0496     $0.6191     143.8%           45,150           142,175         97,025      214.9%
LME Tin     $4.6970         $7.1577     $2.4607         52.4%             7,790          26,405             18,615      239.0%
LME Nickel     $4.9033     $7.7338     $2.8305         57.7%          78,390          148,458         70,068      89.4%
LME Zinc  $0.5080          $1.0877      $0.5797         114.1%       253,500          456,500         203,000     80.1%  


Click on the link belowto findThe Copper Journal’s weekly chart update through Dec. 18, 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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