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Hedge Funds Cut ICE Brent Oil Net-Longs by 1,172 Lots

July 30, 2012

(Corrects change in headline, first paragraph.)

Hedge-funds and other money managers reduced bullish bets on Brent crude by 1,172 contracts in the week ended July 24, according to data from ICE Futures Europe.

Speculative bets that prices will rise, in futures and options combined, outnumbered short positions by 77,510 lots, the London-based exchange said today in its weekly Commitment of Traders report.

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