U.S. Steel (X) is having a dismal run this year. The stock is trading roughly flat for the year based on May 21 closing prices. The picture also looks scary for AK Steel (AKS), which has seen a negative price action of 21.2% so far in the year. Nucor (NUE) and Steel Dynamics (STLD) are trading with year-to-date gains of 3.2% and 17.5%, respectively. The SPDR S&P Metals and Mining ETF (XME) has gained 3.5% so far in 2018.