Hedging Effectiveness

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Hedging Effectiveness

The extent to which hedging an investment actually reduces risk. There are a large number of hedging strategies one can use. For example, one may take a long position on a security and then sell short the same security. However, some strategies may be forms of naive diversification, which reduce hedging effectiveness. In an extreme example, if one buys a stock and then short sells a bond in a completely different industry, one is more likely to increase risk rather than decrease it.
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This is an important part of our growth strategy as it enables a wider range of buy and sell-side participants to gain access to our innovative products to facilitate effective hedging of their interest rate exposure.
Effective hedging transactions increased the average realized price of natural gas by $0.
Portfolio managers will use derivatives to provide cost effective hedging strategies to protect and situate the fund to benefit from short-term market shifts and volatility.
Since US refined product exports and oil imports are not constrained by pipeline infrastructure, or restrictions on exporting US crude, Brent futures are used as effective hedging tools," Gunzberg said.
Therefore increased participation in global trade by African firms requires suitable forex risk management and effective hedging tools.
For those that proactively manage their exposure now there's a real opportunity to gain a competitive advantage over rivals with less effective hedging strategies.
Gaurang Desai, chief operating officer of the DCCC, said: "The successful completion of the first physical delivery demonstrates the close convergence between the DGCX plastics futures market and the larger physical market, which allows the contract to be used as an effective hedging tool by a wide range of market participants.
Jet fuel makes up at least 30 percent of most airlines' overall operating costs and an effective hedging strategy is crucial as heightened competition forces carriers to cut fares and operate on thin margins.
The Exchange's flagship contract provides an effective hedging mechanism that is particularly valuable to gold markets in Asian hubs like Singapore, which have substantial gold trading links with Dubai.
We had a responsibility to examine concerns raised about lengthy warehousing queues, as these pose a range of issues in terms of price discovery and price convergence as well as the use of the market for effective hedging," said Garry Jones, chief executive of the LME.
Effective hedging tools will be critical for gold traders to maintain business profitability in the current economic climate, according to a senior official of the Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX).
Develop effective hedging strategies that work in volatile markets
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