Intercontinental Exchange Notes Bets on Oil Prices Down

July 21, 2014 Marcus Black Economic Barometer

Investors, hedge funds and other large speculators have cut their bets on higher prices for Brent crude oil by close to 25 percent during the week ending on July 15, according to an announcement made by ICE. Prices shrunk to their lowest point in three months.

ICE declared that managers lowered their net long futures and options positions in Brent crude to 151,981 down from 201,568. Prices fell to a three-month low of $104.39 per barrel, crashing from $115 a barrel in the middle of June.

Bets are off on Brent crude oil

Bets are off on Brent crude oil

The New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) showed the same behaviors. Last week big investors shut down almost $6 billion worth of bullish bets, re-expressing the largest four-week fund exodus in history.

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