Yesterday I looked at the story behind Russia and outlined some of the positives and negatives for investing there.From Russia with Love ? Today I am going to look at some of the ways you can invest in Russia if you feel positive about the potential in that emerging market.
Since we discussed the story behind Natural Gas then the most obvious play is Gazprom (LSE : OGZD). Its former chairman is now the Russian president ..........so you do the math re the environment for Gazprom going forward !! There have also been recent increases in Domestic gas prices in Russia which are going to be of benefit. I also mentioned the deal that Vladimir Putin had struck with companies in the Caspian Sea area and Gazprom will also be a beneficiary of that.
The increased need to get more out of the worlds agricultural supplies is having a big impact on fertiliser companies-just look at Mosaic (MOS) over the last few days. Russia's answer to Mosaic is Uralkali (LSE: URKA) and it should do well over demand from China for fertilisers in the medium term.
The need to improve the railways will also impact positively on Evraz Group (LSE: EVR).
If you are uncomfortable picking individual stocks then Lyxor have a Russia ETF (LRUS) which will give broad exposure to the Russian Titans 10 index.
In my next post I will look at Brazil and the opportunities that may be there for investors looking to invest in South America and its economies.