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Commentary: Hedge funds trapped in near-term Brent futures


LONDON Hedge funds are rolling forward long positions in the Brent futures contract, and in the absence of offsetting factors this is depressing the value of expiring contracts, pushing futures prices into contango.

Commentary: Hedge funds cut gloomy dollar bets vs emerging FX, Swiss franc

LONDON Hedge funds and speculators continue to revise their bearish view on the dollar, making historic cuts to their short positions at both ends of the risk spectrum.

Market Analysis, 14 May 2018

Commentary: Hedge funds slash bearish dollar bets, and there's more to come

LONDON Hedge funds and speculators spent the first four months of the year betting heavily against the dollar. They're now running for the hills.

Commentary: Hedge funds take higher U.S. bond yields bet to record levels

LONDON The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield's rise above 3 percent last week for the first time in over four years may be cause for concern across wide swathes of financial markets, such as equities and emerging markets.

Market Analysis 30 Apr 2018

Sainsbury's move for Asda sees some hedge funds caught out

LONDON A popular hedge fund bet on a fall in Sainsbury's shares came unstuck on Monday after the supermarket group announced plans to merge with Walmart-owned rival Asda.

01 May 2018

Activist investor Elliott buys UK bookshop chain Waterstones

LONDON British bookshop chain Waterstones is to be acquired by Elliott Advisers, the U.S. activist hedge fund which has made its presence felt in the UK's corporate world recently by helping force the demerger of Costa Coffee amongst other shake ups.

26 Apr 2018

Elliott discloses 5.1 percent stake in UK software firm Micro Focus

Elliott Capital Advisors L.P on Monday disclosed a 5.1 percent stake in British software firm Micro Focus International Plc .

24 Apr 2018

Meditor Capital raises stake in UK's Carpetright to almost 30 percent

Hedge fund Meditor Capital Management, already Carpetright's biggest shareholder, has raised its stake to just under the threshold at which it would be required to make a formal takeover offer for the struggling British retailer.

24 Apr 2018

High-profile investors bet on stocks tied to millennials - Sohn Conference

NEW YORK Hedge fund managers at the high-profile 2018 Sohn Investment Conference in New York pitched stock ideas on Monday that they said should benefit from the growing clout of the millennial generation, ranging from online food ordering to homebuilders.

Market Analysis 24 Apr 2018

Commentary: Hedge funds make historic and increasingly desperate FX, bond bets

LONDON Hamstrung by a renewed slump in volatility and lack of clear market direction, FX and bond speculators are making historically big bets on a lower dollar and higher yields.

Market Analysis 23 Apr 2018