All metals saw a drop in value on 12/5.
The newly passed tax bill threatens to leave Congress with less wiggle room to act when the recession recovery eventually stops. This is because the bill could deepen the national debt during a time when the economy is experiencing its best growth in three years. Some industry professionals think that now is the time to pay down debts so that we can use tax cuts or increase government spending in the event of a recession or war. Others argue that the slashed corporate tax rate will encourage companies to repatriate overseas profits.