“The ruble is severely affected by the risk-off environment that reflects concerns about the EU sovereign debt crisis,” Benoit Anne, head of emerging-markets strategy at Societe Generale, told Bloomberg. “It’s also poorly positioned as a commodity-related currency, given the serious mark-down in the global growth outlook.”

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Read the disclaimer; Tom Lydon is a board member of Rydex|SGI.

Tisha Guerrero contributed to this article.

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