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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Jim Cramer's take on Freeport McMoran's (FCX) big deal for McMoRan (MMR) and Plains (PXP): "It doesn't pass the smell test." For FCX shareholders, the "instant re-coloration" of the company from copper to oil and copper should cause worry that maybe something's wrong with the copper side. The deal shows the fallacy of playing the mining stocks instead of the ore; the way to play copper is through JJC.
Stillwater Mining (SWC) agrees to buy Peregrine Metals (PTTDF.PK) for $487.1M in cash and stock. The transaction gives Stillwater access to the undeveloped Altar open mine in Argentina, which has 7.4B pounds of indicated copper resources and 1.5M ounces of indicated gold.