The oil market doomsayers are beginning to capitulate. Speculators reduced bets on falling prices to the lowest level in 11 months as oil briefly breached $50 a barrel on signs supplies are coming into balance. Crude climbed 7.4 percent this month in New York amid lower U.S. production and unplanned disruptions in Canada and Nigeria. Prices are up almost 90 percent since February. Money managers’ short position in U.S. benchmark crude reached the least since June, according to data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. “If you’ve been short since February this has been a very painful ride,” said Kyle Cooper, director of research with IAF Advisors and Cypress Energy Capital Management in Houston. “There are always a few die-hards but otherwise you’d want to get out. This is indicative of the improving fundamentals.” West Texas Intermediate futures rose 0.6 percent on the New York Mercantile Exchange during the […]