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The Derivative

110 EpisodesProduced by RCM AlternativesWebsite

Welcome to The Derivative by RCM Alternatives, where we dive into what makes alternative investments go, analyze the strategies of unique hedge fund managers, and chat with interesting guests from across the investment world. Hosted by RCM Managing Partner, Jeff Malec, join us to take a ride through… read more


Crude Oil goes Negative… What^%$#

Yesterday was a historic day for crude……and the trend continues today. With crude oil going negative for the first time ever. That’s right – May Crude Oil futures went to -$37/barrel. Essentially saying you would get paid $37 per barrel to own  this Oil. This has left seasoned, new, and non-futures traders scratching their heads wondering how something like this could even happen. We turned to two of the top energy guys we know – Emil van Essen of Emil van Essen, LLC and Brent Belote of Cayler Capital, LLC to get some expert opinions on how and why something like this has happened, and what the future looks like after this. In today’s episode we’re covering oil storage, whether anyone’s actually out there getting paid to own oil, very large tankers, whether brokers can even process negative prices, Russia vs Saudi Arabia vs US Shale, demand for oil, and will we ever get back to $100/barrel?

Follow Brent Belote on LinkedIn and Twitter and check out Cayler Capital’s website & fund tear sheet; and follow Emil van Essen on Twitter and LinkedIn

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Disclaimer: This podcast is provided for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as legal, business, or tax advice. All opinions expressed by podcast participants are solely their own opinions and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of RCM Alternatives, their affiliates, or companies featured. Due to industry regulations, participants on this podcast are instructed not to make specific trade recommendations, nor reference past or potential profits. And listeners are reminded that managed futures, commodity trading, and other alternative investments are complex and carry a risk of substantial losses. As such, they are not suitable for all investors. For more information, visit

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