Episode 21

This is the new oil... honest.

For decades, oil has held a critical and unique place in the global economy. Many commodities are claimed to be “the new oil” for their importance in the modern world.

But are these claims mere soundbites or do they indicate the emergence of new strategic commodities?

We discuss the prospects for claims ranging from tech innovations like data and artificial intelligence to natural resources like copper and gas. For each, we ask are these really going to be the "new oil?" And if so, how can we best position ourselves as investors?

And in today’s Dumb Question of the Week, we look at “How did the price of oil go negative in 2020?”

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Ramin Nakisa

Ramin is an investment coach, YouTuber and founder of PensionCraft.

He worked for 15 years as an investment banking strategist and has published two books: “A Financial Bestiary” and “Invest in Fear”.
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Michael Pugh

Michael is a media executive in London, working in news, television and music.

He is an enthusiastic amateur investor and new dad.