A copper stock is an investment in a copper mining company, and it is a way of investing in the copper market as a whole. Publicly traded copper producers offer copper stocks to potential investors.
International demand is one component that dictates the value of copper stocks. A rise in copper prices indicates economic development. Copper stock value also varies according to the conditions of the stock market. For example, copper stocks can trend downward if there is a downturn in the stock market, even though copper prices may be high at the international level. Copper futures, however, are based solely on the intrinsic value of commodity and not the stock market. Copper stocks are considered a safer bet than copper futures.