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Column: Hedge funds shift focus from crude to fuels

Hedge funds continued to switch their focus from crude oil to refined fuels last week – betting refinery margins are too low and will have to rise even as signals about the benchmark oil prices remain conflicting.

Hedge funds target France as short-selling bans lifted

A cluster of big name hedge funds have started betting against French companies, moving in after the lifting of a short-selling ban imposed earlier this year to calm financial markets, an analysis of regulatory filings showed.

Column: Hedge funds build large bullish position in WTI

Hedge funds and other money managers continued to accumulate bullish positions in crude oil and its products last week but almost all buying remains concentrated in WTI, with little evidence of optimism in other futures contracts.

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