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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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Frestad (2009) examines the efficiency of alternative hedging strategies of firms facing price risk.
As an alternative to quadratic risk measure, a piecewise linear measure is used in Coleman (in press), Coleman, Li, and Patron (2003), and Patron (2003) to compute discrete local and total risk minimization hedging strategies.
The rationale for hedge accounting derives from the fact that regular GAAP provide different treatment for the offsetting positions that make up some hedging strategies.
About a third of the companies think the standard will change their use of derivatives and hedging strategies.
This is followed by an example illustrating how the stochastic dominance criteria can be used to evaluate hedging strategies based on foreign exchange forecasts.
Smith asks his treasurer and controller to develop economic hedging strategies for this exposure, while minimizing the impacts on reported earnings that speculative accounting methods would create.
Many companies believe the accounting rules do not reflect today's economic realities, in which hedging strategies encompass a portfolio of anticipated transactions, assets or liabilities rather than a specific transaction.