Oil can hit $100; poses biggest risk to Indian equities: CLSA's Chris Wood

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Christopher wood, CLSA
Christopher Wood

Rising oil prices are the biggest risk to the Indian equity story from a five-year horizon, says Christopher Wood, managing director and equity strategist at CLSA in his weekly note to investors, GREED & fear. He expects oil prices to hit $100 per barrel if the United States (US) ends all Iran sanction waivers after May 2 and suggests the best way to hedge this risk is to own oil stocks. However, as a base-case, Wood expects US President Donald Trump to soften his stand. ALSO READ: Brent oil hits $75 a barrel on Iran risk and Russia supply outage “It is also the case ...