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

$US / Euro   0.7159         0.6985         -0.0174     -2.4%
Cx Silver     $11.27          $16.82         $5.55       49.2%
Cx Gold     $883.60         $1,095.20     $211.60     23.9%
Cx Copper  $1.3950         $3.3275       $1.9325     138.5%              31,075             89,957         58,882         189.5%
LME Copper  $1.3930      $3.3321        $1.9391     139.2%             339,775           502,325         162,550         47.8%
Shanghai Copper                                                                         17,822              95,315         77,493         434.8%
Total Copper                                                                             388,672             687,597         298,925         76.9%
LME Aluminum  $0.6600     $1.0015     $0.3415      51.7%              2,328,900          4,628,900         2,300,000      98.8%
LME Lead     $0.4305      $1.0864         $0.6559     152.4%                 45,150          146,500         101,350         224.5%
LME Tin     $4.6970         $7.5863         $2.8893      61.5%                  7,790             26,765         18,975           243.6%
LME Nickel     $4.9033     $8.3824         $3.4791       71.0%                 78,390         158,010         79,620         101.6%
LME Zinc     $0.5080         $1.1657        $0.6577      129.5%               253,500         488,050         234,550         92.5%  


Click on the link belowto findThe Copper Journal’s weekly chart update through Dec. 31, 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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