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HEDGING

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Definition:
Hedging is the use of financial instruments, such as futures contracts, to offset the risk in an investment portfolio, as an increase in the value of the hedging instrument will offset declines in the other assets.

Source Publication:
The OECD Economic Outlook: Sources and Methods.

Hyperlink:
http://www.oecd.org/eco/outlook/sources-and-methods.htm

Statistical Theme: Financial statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Friday, March 28, 2014