Producers are prioritizing shareholder returns over increased capacity.
The commodity can be useful as a safe asset and a hedge against inflation.
The transition to a low-carbon economy will be copper-intensive.
Forecasting the precious metal's price proves problematic.
Energy, steelmaking coal and fertilizer make analyst's watchlist.
How will the precious metal follow a record-setting year?
Low-carbon energy and a broad recovery should support the metal, analyst says.
Both the macro bull and bear cases support gold, analyst says.
There are still reasons to be constructive on the commodities.
Economic uncertainty has been a boon for the commodity.