The practice by which a business or investor limits risk by taking positions that tend to offset each other. For example, a business stands to lose money if the price of a commodity it holds declines, but it can offset this risk by agreeing to sell a specified amount of the commodity at a set price at some point in the future.
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The plaque honoring “la Nueve” speaks to how memory is often overlaid by the hedging of history.
Netanyahu has been eager to take credit for Iran's hedging of its stockpiles.
Karl Rove says Romney has the edge in the overall vote on Election Day and in his hedging way seemed to predict a Romney triumph.
The entire phylum of what they do is called “hedging risk,” not diving into it.Jack Hitt Examines Why Amateurs Are the Job Creators|Jack Hitt|June 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The death of an uncle and a hedging competition are processed and recounted in due course.
What argument does Burke use to prove that hedging in the population is not practicable?English: Composition and Literature|W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
I might have hedged on my own stock, but I don't believe in hedging.The Three Partners|Bret Harte
What does a poor man do, who goes out hedging and ditching with a dead child lying in his house?The Prime Minister|Anthony Trollope
With the infinite number and variety of chimneys hedging me in, I naturally expected to find the sky alive with swallows.Roof and Meadow|Dallas Lore Sharp
It was very hard to keep up with the exactions of her family who were continually hedging her about with some new condition.The Four Corners Abroad|Amy Ella Blanchard