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Wall Street Equity Research

October 20, 2010 09:18 ET

Analyst Study on Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. and Southern Copper Corporation -- Copper Companies Thriving and Expanding

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - October 20, 2010) - brings investors market knowledge on the aspects moving the copper stocks, and offers complete analytical research on companies like Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (NYSE: FCX) and Southern Copper Corporation (NYSE: SCCO). Register with today to gain full access to our complimentary research on these copper stocks.

Copper prices recently rose to their highest level in over two years, as a weak U.S. dollar helped drive up the price of the commodity. The possibility that the Federal Reserve may soon reduce borrowing costs has also helped the industry, as the freeing up of capital in the U.S. may translate into increased development globally. is a specialized website where investors can have specific access to complimentary reports on the copper industry; traders looking for analysis on Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc., Southern Copper Corporation and other players in the industry are welcomed to sign up for free at

With the high price that copper is fetching, companies have been using their profits to expand core operations and venture into new ones. Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. has invested heavily in oil and gas operations, while others like Southern Copper Corporation have increased their traditional holdings. Companies have also been upgrading their equipment in order to extract more copper and take advantage of coppers lofty price. Investors can register today at or to download the full report on Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. and Southern Copper Corporation.

While industry news is positive, news headlines out of China, the world's largest consumer of copper, may not be. China recently announced an increase in lending interest rates in an attempt to curb inflation. Inflation jumped 3.5 percent in August which caused the government to implement the rate hike. Visit us at to understand the catalysts and forces driving or affecting companies in the copper industry.

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