The Daniel Gross blog had a post called "A Penny Saved. . . ." that was of particular interest to me. The post went on to comment about the recent high returns in the metals market, especially copper. I can attest to this because in my investments class, my group invested in a copper company, and recently just cashed in, earning ourselves a hefty 23% profit in less than a quarter! We were thrilled to say the least. The author of the post brought up the interesting idea that pennies may actually be worth more than a penny if the prices of copper keep booming. If that were to be true, I might actually have something going for me financially, but I'm not about to hold my breath over the possibility.