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Definition of

hedge

  • 1.

    method of protecting against possible loss a protection against a possible loss on an investment which involves taking an action that is the opposite of an action taken earlier

  • 2.

    take action to reduce risk of investment loss to take measures to offset risk of loss on an investment, especially by investing in counterbalancing securities as a guard against price fluctuations

Definitions of ’hedge’ and meaning of ’hedge’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’hedge’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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