Speculative bets that prices will rise, in futures and options combined, outnumbered short positions by 113,916 lots, the London-based exchange said today in its weekly Commitment of Traders report.
Bearish bets by producers, merchants, processors and users of Brent outnumbered bullish positions by 184,392 lots, compared with 190,237 last week. Swaps dealers were net-long 46,532 contracts compared with 43,632 a week earlier, the data showed.
Money managers’ net-long bets on ICE gasoil futures and options numbered 73,062, versus 63,546 the week before, according to the report.
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