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- v. Present participle of hedge.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The process or work of making or trimming hedges.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an intentionally noncommittal or ambiguous statement
- n. any technique designed to reduce or eliminate financial risk; for example, taking two positions that will offset each other if prices change
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And it's no surprise that the one doing the hedging is the one who's been breaking fundraising records.
Fred Sturm said his $6.4 billion Ivy Global Natural Resources Fund has some near-term hedging in place anticipating a consolidation in North American stocks.
Also, the long-term hedging instruments it bought a few years ago to protect itself from foreign currency fluctuations turned toxic when the bets misfired and it had to book losses.
MUMBAI – Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. –worried over the global volatility in currency movements--is shifting to a short-term hedging strategy to protect margins, its chief financial officer said Friday.
Though commodity prices began rising months ago, the effects for some companies are only being felt now because they engaged in hedging that locked in set prices for a period of time.
Rolls-Royce manages foreign-exchange risk through its long-term hedging program, which leaves its bottom line vulnerable to sharp variations.
If the hedging is done correctly, the appreciation matches the depreciation under a wide variety of market conditions and scenarios.
It would also be nice if the public companies that manage your oil, gas or minerals could buy insurance against their prices falling too much this is called "hedging" in financial jargon; unfortunately, if they have not done it before, it is probably too late now -- the legal and administrative arrangements are not easy.
Soon, people began to use the word hedging to describe steps that could be taken to protect against financial loss.
Under long-term hedging plans, producers agree months or years in advance to sell oil and gas at a certain price.