Most Metals Prices Headed for a Drop

Tamer prices are on tap for aluminum, zinc, copper and nickel. But steel prices -- up through June.

This story has been updated since it was first published on Feb. 7

Look for recent steep hikes in metals prices to go into reverse by spring, as investors’ expectations run up against economic realities: A pokey U.S. economic recovery and waning demand from China, which had been stockpiling bargain priced supplies.

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Associate Editor, The Kiplinger Letter