My wife was asking me if magnets are conductors of electricity and I told her magnetite isn't. Then she asked me if an iron rod, after being magnetized is an electrical conductor. That got me stumped. I am thinking by right it shouldn't affect the electrical conductivity of the iron rod as the "sea of electrons" shouldn't be affected just because it is magnetized but my wife argued that the current will now follow the magnetic field which will turn the iron rod into an insulator or at least a poorer conductor than before. Anyone can shed some light here so one of us can earn the bragging rights? Thanks!