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Hedge funds bet on repeat of this year's profitable yen plunge

Futures traders push net shorts to highest since 2007 but economists see the currency little changed

[NEW YORK] Hedge funds are betting on another run of yen weakness, a trade that made money earlier this year for billionaire George Soros, putting them in opposition to economists who see Japan's currency little changed into next year. Futures traders pushed net shorts, or wagers that the yen