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Why Copper Miners Have Been Resilient This Year

Mark O'Hara
Why Copper Miners Have Been Resilient This Year

Pure-play copper miners Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) and First Quantum Minerals (FM) had fallen 5.7% and 1.9%, respectively, this year as of April 6. What does this divergence between copper and miner stock prices tell us? In the case of copper miners such as Antofagasta (ANTO), earnings are sensitive to changes in copper prices.