Two casualties of the Fed's rate jitter: Oil & Ruble
Ruble is now nearing August 2015 lows on a continued trend that realigned with oil prices.
And while we are at it, another pairing:
Note: As of yesterday's closing, Russian CDS 5-year spread was at 308.91 with an implied probability of default of 19.15%. A week ago, same stood at 291.64 with an implied probability of default at 18.26% and at the end of Tuesday, at 305.91 with an implied probability of default at 18.99%.
But as a reminder, watch not only Brent, but also Urals-Brent spread. Hawkish dove of the Fed has less to say on that than Russian energy substitution ongoing in Europe and Turkey via Saudi's and Iranian contracts.