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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.

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.

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