The Dow Jones-UBS Copper Subindex Total ReturnService Mark is a sub-index of the Dow Jones-UBS Commodity Index Total ReturnService Mark and reflects the returns that are potentially available through an unleveraged investment in the futures contracts on physical commodities comprising the index plus the rate of interest that could be earned on cash collateral invested in specified Treasury Bills. The index includes the contract in the Dow Jones-UBS Commodity Index Total ReturnService Mark that relates to a single commodity, copper (currently the Copper High Grade futures contract traded on the COMEX).
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More on Freeport McMoRan (FCX): This can be a tough business sometimes as costs don't pay attention to the price of the metal being mined: Q1 cash costs $1.26/lb. vs.$0.79 a year ago, costs for 2012 expected to be $1.43. Earnings off 49% Y/Y. Shares +1% premarket. (PR)