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Hedge funds take record long positions in S&P 500 and Russell 2000 futures

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds have bought the S&P 500 and Russell 2000 futures to record long positions, according to new data from lead hedge fund analyst Mary Ann Bartels, at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research. Funds are also taking big positions in the US Dollar, moving that currency toward a crowded long for the first time since September 2012.

The investable hedge fund composite index was up 0.67% month-to-date as of March 20, compared to a price return of 2.91% for the S&P 5......................

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