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  • n  a fence formed by a row of closely planted shrubs or bushes
  • n  any technique designed to reduce or eliminate financial risk; for example, taking two positions that will offset each other if prices change
  • n  an intentionally noncommittal or ambiguous statement
  • v  avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
  • v  hinder or restrict with or as if with a hedge
    The animals were hedged in
  • v  enclose or bound in with or as it with a hedge or hedges
    hedge the property
  • v  minimize loss or risk
    diversify your financial portfolio to hedge price risks
    hedge your bets

  • Not so for insurance, which asks people to decide in advance which of the many risks they face they should hedge.
  • Analysis: The plunging stock market is the result of new hedge fund strategies.
  • There's an unpleasant surprise awaiting the last investors to leave a hedge fund.
News & Articles

  • Commodity Hedge Funds Said by FAO Finding Profits Harder to Make
    Commodity hedge funds are finding it harder to make a profit partly because fees and other charges “soured customers,” the Food & Agriculture Organization said.
    June 13, 2013 - Bloomberg
  • Hedge fund lobby group CEO to step down
    The chief executive of hedge fund lobby the Alternative Investment Management Association, Andrew Baker, will step down at the end of 2013, AIMA said on Wednesday. Baker, who has been in the job since ...
    June 12, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! Finance
  • Rival hedge funds hope to feast on SAC Capital redemptions
    A long list of rival hedge funds is eager to tap the billions in outside money that Steven A. Cohen's SAC Capital Advisors is expected to return to investors by year-end. Large hedge-fund firms structured ...
    June 12, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! Finance

  • John McCain in Politico
    The primary regulator of Wall Street, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), kept in place trading rules that let speculators and hedge funds turn our markets into a casino,McCain says in prepared remarks. "They allowed naked short...
  • Ben Bernanke in Globe and Mail
    AIG exploited a huge gap in the regulatory system, there was no oversight of the financial products division,Mr. Bernanke said. "This was a hedge fund basically that was attached to a large and stable insurance company."
  • Angela Merkel in TIME
    All financial markets, products and participants including hedge funds and other private pools of capital which may pose a systematic risk must be subjected to appropriate oversight or regulation,Merkel said in a summit statement. "A clear...

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