I completely agree with you mike! I think copper especially is a great investment for the future. For some reason or another I have just been too busy to hold onto my scrap. (I like spending money I guess!) I did however hold onto all scrap from last june 09 until last april which was one of my smarter moves. I would have held on longer, but I had bills to pay! I know there are different stocks one could invest in that buy and sell just copper. The one that caught my eye was NYSE:JJC.