A slide in oil and other commodity prices early this year has fed speculation that big money investors have fled these markets — but longer term players are happy to sit tight. Analysts say hedge fund activity contributed to the dive in oil prices from a record of $78.40 for U.S. crude in July last year to a 20-month low of $49.90 in January. But pension funds, insurance companies and other institutional investors do not move in and out so quickly.

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