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Is a hedge fund to blame for commodity pain?

Posted on 22 February 2013

Commodities from oil to gold took a beating Wednesday—is a hedge fund partially to blame? Such were rumors late yesterday: As energy and metals logged some of their biggest losses in months, some speculated that a hedge fund, forced to liquidate its positions, drove some of the selling.
Yet it may have been more fear than fact. While markets were in the red, losses didn’t seem to be enough to push any mystery fund to the breaking point. Nonetheless, such speculation about a seller dovetailed with ongoing concerns about the Federal Reserve’s quantitative actions that may have fueled the decline…………………………………….Full Article: Source


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