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Top Hedgie: Smart Money About to 'Pile In' This Trade

Hedge funds are sometimes referred to as the smart money for their prowess at generating profits.

And in an effort to give you a leg up, CNBC’s Fast Money often checks in with top hedge fund manager Anthony Scaramucci of Skybridge Capital to learn how he’s positioning -- as well as his peers.

And Scaramucci tells us right now hedge funds are rotating out of commodities.

”There’s a lot of trouble in the markets, a lot of uncertainty. The economy is not doing as well as most people had hoped. That’s the reason why most hedge funds have lightened up on commodities.”

And he adds that money is largely rotating into consumer discretionary.

But Scarmucci doesn’t think you should follow the hedge funds – rather he suggests getting ahead of them -- with long positions in energy.

Huh?

This trade is all about timing, because if either the economy does better -- or we see signs of QE3 -- Scaramucci expects money pros to pile into commodities; especially energy related commodities.

And he thinks it happens hard and fast.

”It’s a spring loaded trade,” he says. “When they see the economy get better I think they pile in. If things pick up I expect to see hedge funds move very quickly back into the commodities space.”

Trader Joe Terranova couldn't agree more.

“You’re absolutely right!” he exclaims. “You’ve got to understand that hedge funds are going from overweight to market weight. They’re not going short. And when the economy turns, they’ll quickly return to this space as aggressively as they can, and chase the market higher.”

Scaramucci adds, "we could see some upside surprise."

* Anthony Scaramucci runs SkyBridge Capital, a leading alternative asset manager with more than $7 billion under management. Every week on Fast Money, Scaramucci, aka 'The Hedge', takes you behind the hedges, giving you an unprecedented

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