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Investor Honeymoon With OPEC Falters as Shale Drilling Booms

There are limits to investors’ love affair with OPEC.

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After unprecedented optimism that the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries will manage to ease a global supply glut, money managers reduced their bets on rising West Texas Intermediate prices for the first time in a month. While the group and other major exporters are pumping less crude, U.S. inventories and production are on the rise, and shale drillers keep adding rigs. The U.S. benchmark has traded mostly between $50 and $55 a barrel for the last two months.

“There’s starting to be fatigue about the range we’ve been trading in,” John Kilduff, a partner at Again Capital LLC, a New York-based hedge fund that focuses on energy, said by telephone. “It won’t be summer until we break out to the upside.”

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Written by Mark Shenk for Bloombert.com

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