Oil at Top of Trading Range as Output Cuts Take Effect

Oil rose on Tuesday after exchange data showed hedge funds placing record bets on North Sea and U.S. crude as OPEC production cuts tightened supply.

Benchmark Brent futures were up 50 cents at $56.58 a barrel by 0930 GMT. U.S. light crude was up 50 cents at $53.90, having risen by about 0.5 percent in a shortened session on Monday because of a U.S. national holiday.

Money managers now hold the highest volume of net long Brent futures and options on record, InterContinental Exchange data showed on Monday, betting on higher prices to come as OPEC and other key exporters reduce production.

Reuters

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Craig Erlam

Craig Erlam

Senior Currency Analyst at OANDA
Based in London, England, Craig Erlam joined OANDA in 2015 as a Market Analyst. With more than five years' experience as a financial market analyst and trader, he focuses on both fundamental and technical analysis while conducting macroeconomic commentary. He has been published by The Financial Times, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Telegraph, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Sky News, Bloomberg, CNBC and BBC. Craig holds a full membership to the Society of Technical Analysts and he is recognized as a Certified Financial Technician by the International Federation of Technical Analysts.