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hedge

noun caution, circumspection, course of prooection, equivocation, hesitancy, hesitation, instrumentality of protection, means of protection, method of protection, prevention against loss, prevention of downside, protection against loss, safeguard
Associated concepts: hedge laws, hedges encroaching on another, hedge against inflation, notice of appeal as hedge against loss, person's property

hedge

verb be careful, be cautious, border, bound, circle, circumscribe, compass, conceal, cover, delimit, delineate, demarcate, divide, dodge, edge, enclose, encompass, ensphere, evade, fence, flank, girdle, guard, hide, limit, mark off, outline, play safe, render safe, ring, safeguard, screen, shelter, shield, surround
See also: deceive, equivocate, evade, outbalance, parry, prevaricate, protection, shelter, tergiversate
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Of the current top 10 services providers, IDC suggests that IBM Global Services, EDS, Fujitsu, and CSC will maintain their positions but won't hedge bets on the remaining leaders in today's market.
Again, an index fund is a good way to hedge bets among several producers: Rushmore's American Gas Index Fund, a no-load fund with a low expense ratio, may be an interesting choice.