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By Jamie McGeever

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct 17 (Reuters) – They will be right one day, just not yet.

Hedge funds continue to bet that the Federal Reserve will end its aggressive rate-hike cycle soon enough and begin easing monetary policy after a brief pause as growth and inflation slow.

But as US inflation, inflation expectations and Fed officials suggest, that pivot is a…