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    ozy ozy
    if I want a long-term position for long on WTI, do you think that dec. 16 is better, or just buying next month's future and make every...
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    ozy ozy
    Steve, also I wanna add something else here, what I think about an Opec move. please tell me if I'm thinking wrong: So, there is around a...
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    Stephen Pope Stephen Pope
    The lower volume of longer dated contracts has two implications

    1. Less liquidity 2. Greater volatility as a few trades have greater leverage on the price.

    Also given the...
  • Article / 25 September 2015 at 9:00 GMT

    Russia's bloated head belies gems in the chain

    Russia oil and gas expert
    United Kingdom
    Russia's bloated head belies gems in the chain
    The just published ranking of Russia's top 500 companies might show, to a pessimist, a state-controlled, top heavy and commodity-dependent economy with shrinking profits. An optimist might see an economy ready to grow, just temporarily stunted and waiting for the right conditions to blossom.
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  • Article / 13 May 2015 at 7:22 GMT

    SurgutNG's $34bn question, again

    Russia oil and gas expert
    United Kingdom
    SurgutNG's $34bn question, again
    The never-ending story about the uses of SurgutNG's massive cash pile has surfaced again. It might solve a cash flow problem at Rosneft, but it poses a salient question about investment opportunities in the Russian oil sector.
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  • Article / 14 January 2015 at 10:27 GMT

    Weekly Bond Update: Russia on the ropes

    Fixed Income trader / Saxo Bank
    Denmark
    Weekly Bond Update: Russia on the ropes
    A period of Christmas peace and a strong relief rally has subsided as reality has returned to Russian financial markets in the new year. A toxic cocktail of economic sanctions and ever lower oil prices remain the main culprits, and now credit rating agencies could be next in line to add fuel to the fire.
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  • Article / 12 August 2014 at 9:49 GMT

    Fifty days to make peace in Ukraine

    Russia oil and gas expert
    United Kingdom
    Fifty days to make peace in Ukraine
    While Ukraine's new sanctions law would give wide ranging powers to the authorities to hurt Russian interests in the country and even cut off the transit of energy through to Europe, the onset of winter realistically means Kiev has 50 days to make peace and find an accord with Moscow.
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  • Editor’s Picks / 12 August 2014 at 8:04 GMT

    Putin’s big dilemma

    Project Syndicate
    Critics argue that sanctions imposed on Russia for its actions in Ukraine are ineffective, because they are too limited in scale and scope. But sanctions are already having a powerful effect, and the expectation that they will be tightened further is a huge concern for investors and the Russian government, argues Sergei Guriev.
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