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Hedging

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Often cited as the major economic justification for futures markets, hedging is the act of taking a temporary position in the futures market that is equal to, yet opposite, one's position in the cash market in order to protect that cash position against loss due to unfavorable price fluctuations. This form of risk management can be accomplished through several types of futures and options contracts traded on a number of exchanges, and is usually practiced by corporations, money managers, or other professional investors.

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