Hedge funds and other large speculators maintained net bearish wagers on the dollar near the highest since February 2013, data from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission showed Friday. But the bearishness has gone too far, some say.
On a day noted for the passage of the moon across the sun in the US, grains were eclipsed by metals, with wheat futures plumbing fresh contract lows on both sides of the Atlantic, while Chicago corn dropped to its lowest in nearly a year.
<p>Oil seems to have hedge funds in its corner as futures stagger toward $50 (Dh183) a barrel.</p> <p>Money managers haven’t been so optimistic about West Texas Intermediate crude since April, piling on bets that prices will rise while short-sellers step back. It helps that supplies in the US, the biggest oil consumer, have shrunk to the lowest this year.</p>
With half of 2017 completed, the $3 trillion hedge fund industry is generally positive for the year, but has likely left many investors who have allocated in 2016/17 feeling uneasy. While the majority of products are producing positive returns, and [âS]
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The speed by which long rates rose the past couple of weeks took many by surprise. Intraday between June 26 and July 7, 10-year T-yields jumped from 2.12 percent to 2.4 percent. Over in Germany and Japan, they doubled – of course from much lower levels. Between the periods, yields on German 10-year bunds went from 0.25 percent to 0.57 percent, and on 10-year JGBs from 0.05 percent to 0.10 percent on July 6. Rates supposedly reacted to hawkish central-bank commentary, which has some truth to it. But they were also unwinding oversold technical conditions. Plus, at least as regards...
Hedge funds ramped up bearish bets on corn and soy ahead of gains in futures - which will likely foster short-covering, and further price rises
LONDON, July 3 (Reuters) - Hedge fund managers had amassed a record number of short positions in petroleum futures and options by the start of last week, which primed the oil market for a sharp short-covering rally at the end of the month.
LONDON “All hope abandon, ye who enter here,” is the warning inscribed above the gate of Hell, according to the Italian poet Dante Aligheri (“The Divine Comedy”, Inferno, Canto III, 1308-1320). Hedge funds and other money managers appear to have entered their own special version of hell and abandoned all hope that OPEC will rebalance the oil market, slashing formerly bullish bets on crude futures and options. Hedge fund managers cut their net long position in the three main futures and options contracts linked to Brent and WTI by 109 million barrels in the week to June 20 (tmsnrt.rs/2sI1qoh). Funds...
Federal regulators are probing the secret trading code at Renaissance Technologies, the massive quantitative hedge fund run by James Simons and Robert Mercer, The Post has learned. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has recently asked to dig into the trading software at the $65 billion hedge fund, James Rowan, the fundâs chief operating officer, told...