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Micro-Hedge

The practice of hedging the risk on a particular security or asset. An investor micro-hedges when he/she seeks to reduce the risk associated with a single investment. A common way to micro-hedge is to take a roughly equal but opposite position on the same or similar security. For example, one may take a long position in oil while taking a short position in natural gas. It is important to note, however, that micro-hedging usually has little or no effect on a portfolio consisting of several securities.
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Other questions that can be addressed include the issue of microhedge versus macrohedge and the design of an optimal managerial compensation mechanism when managers have access to the financial markets for managing risks.
Students will use a variety of financial software applications, including Trading Technologies X_TRADER, PATSystems, SunGard Futures Systems' AudiTrack simulated trading system and SunGard's MicroHedge options analytics software.
The independent operating units within the new group include MicroHedge, Plaid Brothers Software, SunGard Brokerage Systems, SunGard Brokerage Systems International, SunGard Futures Systems, and Wall Street Concepts.
Dennis May, co-founder of MicroHedge, continues in his role as President of that unit.
securities and commodities exchanges, will be offering its members HyperFeed's technologies and exchange information for use with institutional level trading applications like Microhedge.
Prior to joining Wolverine, he was Managing Director of MicroHedge, a leading provider of option analytics and risk technology.
6 /PRNewswire/ -- SunGard Futures Systems announced today that it has added the MicroHedge product line with the completion of the acquisition of May Consulting Incorporated by SunGard Data Systems Inc.
Over 1000 users worldwide are served by the popular MicroHedge product.
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These hedges were treated as microhedges for financial accounting purposes.