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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.
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.
Track Data Corporation (Nasdaq/NM:TRAC) announced today that it signed an agreement with MicroHedge to provide MicroHedge real-time options analytics and risk management software to institutional and professional users of Track's MarkeTrack service.
Peter Hauser, President of MicroHedge, adds, "We are excited to offer our product on the Track Data platform.
They are using Endurance to support a client server application called Microhedge.
These hedges were treated as microhedges for financial accounting purposes.
The IRS also contended that since FNMA entered into microhedges to hedge the interest rate risk for specific transactions, and did not enter into a comprehensive program with the business purpose of hedging each element of its interest rate risk, the transactions were not hedges.