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What to make of the price slump

As metals prices soared early in the year, we cautioned that they would end the year lower owing to soft demand growth. Prices have since plunged. Now, we think they may have a little further to fall, before finding a floor as China’s demand moves up a notch and supply problems persist, or even deepen.

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