NEW YORK, Apr 06, 2012 (Dow Jones) -- Managed money funds took a more bullish view on Comex copper futures and options in the week ended April 3, according to Friday afternoon data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
Fund managers bought 2,567 long positions, or bets on higher prices, and shed 1,192 short positions, or bets on lower prices, during the reporting period.
This took their net long position in copper up 25% to 18,642 contracts, from 14,883 contracts last week.
The net position is the difference between long and short positions held by traders in the category. Changes in the net position are seen as indicators of shifts in trader sentiment.