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Commentary: Clock ticking on speculators' bearish dollar, U.S. yield bets


LONDON Speculators are sticking to their bearish bets on the dollar and U.S. Treasuries. But the dollar and yields have barely moved in the last two months, and with stock markets looking so fragile, the risk of a sudden position squeeze and reversal is growing.

Commentary: Funds trim bullish oil positions, but no rush for exit

LONDON Hedge funds continue to turn more cautious on the outlook for oil prices, but the liquidation of former bullish positions is very gradual, suggesting most see price risks close to balance.

Mar 20 2018

Commentary: Hedge funds recover nerve after oil sell-off

LONDON Hedge funds rediscovered some of their confidence in the oil market in the final week of February, as OPEC reiterated its commitment to output restraint and benchmark prices stabilised above $60 per barrel.

Mar 05 2018

Commentary: February's "volmageddon" good for banks, brutal for hedge funds

LONDON The explosion in financial market volatility in February raised the question these episodes always throw up: was it "good" vol or "bad" vol?

Mar 05 2018

Hedge funds expect counter bid for Sky after Comcast offer

LONDON Two hedge funds that have criticised Twenty-First Century Fox's takeover of Britain's Sky have said Comcast Corp's rival $31 billion offer for the broadcaster is likely to trigger a higher counter-bid for the company. Comcast on Tuesday offered 12.50 pounds-a-share for the pay-television operator, seeking to disrupt a deal struck in December 2016 by Rupert Murdoch's Fox to acquire the 61 percent of Sky that it does n

Feb 28 2018

Man Group assets rise 35 percent in 2017

LONDON British hedge fund company Man Group said on Wednesday funds under management rose 35 percent to $109.1 billion (78.5 billion pounds) in 2017, buoyed by net inflows of client money as well as market and currency gains.

Feb 28 2018

Commentary: Speculators take record bet Fed will pull rate trigger soon

LONDON Hedge funds and other speculators are making their biggest ever short-term bet on higher U.S. interest rates, a clear sign that the "vol-mageddon" bout of market turbulence earlier this month has almost completely fizzled out.

Feb 26 2018

Bridgewater’s bet against Europe shines light on patchy short-selling rules

LONDON The world's largest hedge fund Bridgewater Associates caused a stir last week when it disclosed it had made $22 billion (15.78 billion pounds) worth of bets against European companies, including giants such as Unilever and Siemens

Feb 22 2018

AA's breakdown lands hedge funds 16 million pound potential payday

LONDON Ten hedge funds betting on a fall in AA shares are set to reap collective paper profits of more than 16 million pounds after its stock dropped by up to 30 percent.

Feb 22 2018

Exclusive: Investment star Alan Howard's comeback hits headwind

NEW YORK A fund managed directly by Alan Howard, one of Britain’s best known investors, lost nearly 9.0 percent net of fees from May through December 2017, according to information provided to Reuters by a spokesman for two New York City employee pension funds.

Feb 21 2018


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