One of the original and the real possibilities to make space in the global ETF-funds in 2016 - to bet against Russia - based on AMarkets.
Fund Direxion Daily Russia Bear 3x Shares, which specializes in shorts on Russian shares, thus earned 55% return in the first 2 weeks of 2016. The fund was in the top 20 funds with the best results in the global market, which consists of more than 1,600 ETF-players (data Bloomberg).
It is noteworthy that last year the same fund was in the top 25 funds with the worst dynamics, is asking for 50% in annual terms. No one knows exactly how deep the fall of oil and the ruble. Nobody knows where will lead investor panic, fear and greed, but experienced players are already actively earn instability in the Russian economy. If the most pessimistic scenarios for oil and Russia are realized, the forecast for growth in the key indicators of the Russian economy will be lowered. The only sector that can more or less worthy to survive the coming storm - consumer segment, as well as chemicals and fertilizers segment. However, the aggregate picture in any situation looks very grim. Drawdown on the growth of Russia's GDP in 2016 is expected at 0.5% (forecast ING), 1% (forecast Barclays), and so on. F. In the future, perhaps even more pessimistic predictions for Russia this year.