But bullishness in Brent cannot completely conceal the increasing staleness of long positions
in the rest of the rest of the petroleum complex, as prices fail to rise further and the end of year approaches.
John Kemp LONDON: Hedge funds have started to rebuild bullish long positions
in crude oil as the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) prepares to extend its production cuts for an additional nine months.
Hedge fund long positions
outnumbered short positions by a ratio of nearly 3.
fell by 8mn barrels in WTI and 3mn barrels in Brent.
By August 20, money managers' net long positions
had been trimmed to 361 million barrels in US crude, and they were running long: short by a ratio of 7.
The gold market, it seems, is still very much looking towards the upside but the amassing of long positions
from long term holders and from short term speculative participants make us wary of a short term "wash out.
You should close long positions
when the price falls below the SAR and close short positions when the price rises above the SAR.
A HEDGE FUND IS AN INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP that seeks to balance its risks by "hedging" long positions
in some stocks with short sales of others.
The Fund also may be unable to close an established short position at an advantageous price, and may have to sell related long positions
at disadvantageous times.
Bullish long positions
were trimmed by 31 million barrels while bearish short positions increased by 65 million barrels, according to data published by regulators and exchanges.
Hedge funds increased their bullish long positions
in crude oil by the most for over two months in the week ending on Aug.
Hedge funds increased their net long positions
in Brent and WTI derivatives by 7mn barrels to a record 663mn barrels in the week ending April 26.