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Hedging Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    hedging n
  1. any technique designed to reduce or eliminate financial risk; for example, taking two positions that will offset each other if prices change [syn: hedge]
  2. an intentionally noncommittal or ambiguous statement; "when you say `maybe' you are just hedging" [syn: hedge]
Hedging Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Hedge \Hedge\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hedged; p. pr. & vb. n. Hedging.]
  1. To inclose or separate with a hedge; to fence with a thickly set line or thicket of shrubs or small trees; as, to hedge a field or garden.
  2. To obstruct, as a road, with a barrier; to hinder from progress or success; -- sometimes with up and out. I will hedge up thy way with thorns. --Hos. ii. 6. Lollius Urbius . . . drew another wall . . . to hedge out incursions from the north. --Milton.
  3. To surround for defense; to guard; to protect; to hem (in). ``England, hedged in with the main.'' --Shak.
  4. To surround so as to prevent escape. That is a law to hedge in the cuckoo. --Locke. To hedge a bet, to bet upon both sides; that is, after having bet on one side, to bet also on the other, thus guarding against loss.
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  • Dynamic Hedging: Nassim Nicholas Taleb author ed the book Dynamic Hedging: Managing Vanilla and Exotic Options about the risk properties of commonly ...
  • Fuel hedging: Fuel Hedging is a contractual tool some large fuel consuming companies, such as ... Large fuel consuming companies enter into hedging ...
  • Superhedging price: value of B is at least as great as A. In a complete market the superhedging price is equivalent to the price for hedging the initial portfolio ...

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