What Is Hedging?

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Pearson Education, Jun 30, 2010 - Business & Economics - 8 pages

This is the eBook version of the printed book.

This Element is an excerpt from A Trader's First Book on Commodities: An Introduction to The World's Fastest Growing Market (9780137015450) by Carley Garner. Available in print and digital formats.

Hedging 101: Why hedging is now more important than ever--and how it works.

Now more than ever, businesses are looking to the futures markets for an efficient means of mitigating the price risk associated with their operations. The opportunity to hedge isn’t without costs or inconveniences. Nonetheless, excessive volatility in commodity prices has created an environment in which the burden of hedging can easily be justified by the potential detriment of assuming the price risk outright....

 

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Carley Garner, author of Commodity Options, has been featured in Stocks & Commodities, Futures, Active Trader, Option Trader, Your Trading Edge, and Pitnews magazine. Her e-newsletters, "The Stock Index Report" and the "Bond Bulletin," are widely distributed and have garnered a loyal following; she is also proactive in providing free trading education. A Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Nevada Las Vegas, Garner has become one of the options and futures industry’s most recognized names.

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