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Trading the Globe: Oil

Tuesday, 6 Apr 2010 | 5:40 PM ET

As we told you yesterday, all week we’re talking with the most influential traders that specialize in BRIC nations. Presenting, Russia.

In another post we talked about the break-down between oil and many other trades. But oil and Russia are still tied at the hip.

The two have moved together almost tick by tick for the last year. Just look at their charts:

But should you trade Russia as something more than a play on black gold?

There’s nobody better to ask than Ian Hague, partner at Firebird Management. Hague currently controls about $500 million of investment capital in Russia.

He says Russia and oil should remain highly correlated for some time to come.

"Ultimately the entire Russian economy depends on global commodity prices, explains Hague. It determines the level of liquidity in the Russian financial system and determines whether the Russian budget is in balance. Unless there’s diversification, we won’t see much change."

Trading the Globe
Is Russia a pure play on oil? Insight with Ian Hague, Firebird Management partner.

Hague had lots of interesting things to say about this emerging market. Watch the video for more insights.


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