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Column: Hedge funds cut oil positions as volatility surges

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LONDON, March 21 – Investors trimmed bullish petroleum positions for the second week amid elevated volatility, with prices oscillating between the twin threats posed by sanctions-driven supply disruptions and a demand-destroying recession.

Hedge funds and other money managers sold …

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Column: Hedge funds take oil profits as inflation fears intensify

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LONDON, Feb 14- A bout of profit-taking ensued last week as seven-year highs in crude oil and middle distillates prices intensified concerns about inflation and the possibility of countermeasures from central banks.

Rapidly escalating prices for oil and other …

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Column-Hedge funds put brakes on oil buying as economy concerns grow: Kemp

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(John Kemp is a Reuters market analyst. The views expressed are his own)

LONDON – Hedge funds remain bullish on the outlook for oil but inflows of new money have dried up over the last month as prices have …

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Column-Hedge funds flock to oil as energy shortages worsen: Kemp

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LONDON – Rising oil prices and the spreading global shortage of coal, gas and electricity have drawn fresh buying interest from hedge funds and other money managers in oil-related derivatives contracts.

Portfolio managers purchased the equivalent of 42 million …

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Column-Oil prices climb with little help from hedge funds: Kemp

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LONDON – Prolonged disruption to oil production in the Gulf of Mexico and multiplying signs of a worldwide energy shortage have not been enough to encourage significant new petroleum buying from portfolio investors.

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Column-Oil prices retrench on massive hedge fund sales: Kemp

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LONDON – Portfolio managers sold petroleum last week at one of the fastest rates for a decade, after an upsurge in coronavirus cases and an OPEC+ agreement to boost output caused them to reassess the likelihood of further price …

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Analysis: Fast and furious first half of 2021 keeps financial markets at full throttle

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LONDON – After the unprecedented pandemic-driven swings in global financial markets last year 2021 was never going to be dull, and so it has proved.

Vaccine programmes and some of the biggest fiscal and central bank stimulus ever seen …

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Column: Oil bulls bet on restraint by OPEC+ and U.S. shale firms

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LONDON – Hedge funds have rarely been more bullish about the outlook for oil in the last three years, even as prices have climbed to levels that have induced a strong response from producers in the past.

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Column: Rangebound oil prices leave funds on sidelines – Kemp

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LONDON – Portfolio managers increased their exposure to petroleum slightly last week, focusing mainly on Brent, but positions remained rangebound as OPEC+ production discipline was offset by a new wave of coronavirus infections.

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Column-Oil market calm leaves funds without direction: Kemp

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LONDON – Hedge funds resuming buying petroleum last week, with a focus on Brent, as confidence steadied following the wave of selling and sharp drop in prices a month ago.

Hedge funds and other money managers purchased the equivalent …

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Column: Oil prices left vulnerable after funds stop buying

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LONDON – Hedge fund positioning in oil had become directionless in the run up to last week’s sell off, after a four-month rally since the first successful COVID-19 vaccines were announced at the start of November.

Hedge funds and …

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Column: Hedge fund positioning shifts in expectation of oil price peak

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LONDON – Hedge funds sold petroleum for the second week running as crude prices topped $65 a barrel, the highest level since before the COVID-19 pandemic.

The equivalent of 11 million barrels in petroleum futures and options were sold …

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Column: Funds bought U.S. crude ahead of big freeze – John Kemp

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LONDON – Hedge funds purchased more petroleum last week, but buying was almost entirely concentrated in WTI, which suggests it was driven by the prospect of freezing weather temporarily hitting U.S. oil production.

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Hedge funds bet on oil’s ‘big comeback’ after pandemic hobbles producers

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TORONTO – Hedge funds are turning bullish on oil once again, betting the pandemic and investors’ environmental focus has severely damaged companies’ ability to ramp up production.

Such limitations on supply would push prices to multi-year highs and keep …

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Column: Funds rotate from gasoline to diesel as epidemic lingers

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LONDON – Hedge funds have increased their exposure to diesel and moved away from gasoline amid fears the lingering epidemic and slow vaccination programmes will depress personal travel and the services sector for many more months.

Hedge funds and …

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Column: Hedge fund positions in crude, gasoline start to look stretched

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LONDON  – Hedge funds boosted their bullish petroleum positions last week, focusing on crude and gasoline, betting on continued output restraint by OPEC+ and an early resumption in domestic business activity.

But they sold middle distillates, likely reflecting concerns …

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Exclusive: Hedge fund Citadel’s commodity investments up more than $1 billion this year – sources

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NEW YORK – Hedge fund Citadel’s investments in commodities returned more than $1 billion this year, according to three people familiar with the matter, helping to drive strong overall performance for one of the world’s largest funds.

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December 10, 2020 - 2:00 pm Closing Bell Story‎, Commodity Pricing, Finance
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Hedge funds dump oil, prompting OPEC to signal ‘tweak’: John Kemp

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LONDON  – Hedge funds dumped many of their remaining petroleum positions last week as the surging number of coronavirus cases and fresh lockdowns fuelled fears of a second recession in the United States and Europe.

In response, Saudi Arabia’s …

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Funds sell oil on fears of virus-driven economic double dip: Kemp

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(John Kemp is a Reuters market analyst. The views expressed are his own)

LONDON – Hedge funds sold petroleum last week as the rising number of coronavirus cases in the United States and Europe fuelled fears of a double-dip …

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Column: Hedge funds see OPEC+ offsetting recession risk – Kemp

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LONDON – Hedge funds are reducing their risk exposure to crude oil and refined products against a backdrop of increasing uncertainty over a resurgence in the coronavirus and potential double-dip recession.

 

However, fears over the impact on oil …

October 19, 2020 - 2:00 pm Uncategorized
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Hedge funds race to cover crude short positions: Kemp

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LONDON – Hedge funds trimmed bearish positions in crude oil last week after Saudi Arabia threatened to punish short sellers and on signs that prices had found a floor after recent weakness.

Hedge funds and other money managers purchased

September 28, 2020 - 11:30 am Closing Bell Story‎, Crude Oil News, Energy News, Finance
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Hedge funds dump oil as outlook worsens: John Kemp

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LONDON – Hedge funds sold crude oil and refined products at the fastest rate for more than two years in the first week of September, as the summer trading lull ended abruptly and bullishness towards oil evaporated.

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Column: Hedge fund buying switches from crude to fuels – Kemp

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LONDON – Hedge funds continued buying oil last week, but the focus switched from crude to previously-neglected refined products, where cautious positioning and very low refinery margins may offer more upside potential.

Hedge funds and other money managers purchased …

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Hedge funds stick to the sidelines on oil: John Kemp

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LONDON  – Hedge fund position-taking in crude and products remains desultory as uncertainty about the future direction of prices and the course of the coronavirus pandemic compounds the normal summer-time trading slowdown.

Hedge funds and other money managers purchased …

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Column: Hedge funds pause oil buying as rally stalls

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LONDON – Hedge funds have stopped buying oil in recent weeks as the rally that carried prices higher during May and June has run out of momentum, amid concerns about the faltering economic recovery

 

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Column: Hedge funds lack conviction on oil outlook: Kemp

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LONDON – Hedge funds increased their bullish positioning in oil last week, reversing a bearish move the week before, but the minimal changes serve to confirm the market’s lack of direction since the start of June.

The equivalent of …

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Column: Funds realise profits, anticipate pullback after oil rally

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LONDON – Hedge funds started to realise some profits and anticipate a pull back in crude prices, especially in the United States, after a strong rally saw prices double in less than two months.

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Column: Global diesel use likely to be depressed all year – Kemp

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LONDON  – Consumption of diesel and other middle distillate fuels is likely to be depressed for many months, as stay-at-home orders are lifted but the lingering effects of the epidemic and lockdowns reduce business activity.

Lockdowns are easing in …

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Column: Hedge funds turn bullish on crude, remain cautious on fuels

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LONDON – Hedge funds continue to bet on a recovery in oil prices, but their bullishness is concentrated on crude, especially U.S. crude, while refined fuel markets are expected to take longer to tighten.

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Funds buy WTI in bet worst is over for oil: Kemp

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LONDON – Hedge funds and other money managers bought petroleum derivatives last week in the cautious hope the industry may have passed the worst point of the coronavirus-induced lockdowns.

Money managers purchased the equivalent of 41 million barrels in …