Hedge funds drive trading in European auto stocks

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By Michael Shields, European Auto Correspondent FRANKFURT, Dec 23 (Reuters) - Hedge funds are the driving force for trading European carmakers' stocks, attracted by the sector's frequent flow of news, deep liquidity and share volatility, equity analysts and fund managers say. Hedge funds typically generate 60 to 70 percent of brokers' commissions, making them a powerful factor in the sector that offers convenient plays on macroeconomic developments, products, geographical spread and ...

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