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Record level of funds hedge against stocks fall - BAML survey

Global investors' equity allocations fell 6 percentage points in May and over a third of fund managers have taken out protection against sharp stock market falls in coming months, Bank of America Merrill Lynch's latest monthly survey found on Tuesday.

Column: Oil prices correct lower on hedge fund sales

Hedge fund managers have started to increase their bearish oil positions for the first time since the start of the year, amid signs the previous bull run had become overextended and prices were ripe for a correction.

Column: High oil supply disruptions set stage for next slump

Global oil output is being hit by expanding U.S. sanctions and other unplanned disruptions which, in an echo of market conditions around five years ago, are pushing prices higher in the short term but also setting the stage for the next slump.

How Trafigura lost $254 million on oil and gas hedges

One of the world's biggest traders, Trafigura, booked a $254 million (£195 million) loss from oil and gas market hedges last year, highlighting the challenges traders face when taking large loans to protect against price swings in illiquid commodities.

Column: Hedge funds increase appetite for oil

Hedge funds bought another 65 million barrels of petroleum futures and options in the week to March 19, taking total purchases over the last 10 weeks to 384 million barrels, according to reports published on Friday.

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