1. Why are steel and copper prices so different? Don't both depends on the recovery of the economy? I think steel is used more in cars and planes while copper is used more for the construction of homes? Why has copper gone up so much while steel has stayed flat? Why is there more demand for copper while steel has stayed put? Don't metals typically trade together? 2. Sorry if this question comes off as "tell me what stock to buy so I can earn money" I'm sorry. I would like to figure out a thought process when determining the answer to something like this. But say I wanted to buy X or AKS or NUE given the low price of steel. what factors go into this decision? Balance sheet? How does the company look on paper? Has the market priced this info in already ( a company could be a good company but the market has already priced that in, so it isnt a good buy.) What else?