is a row of bushes or small trees, usually along theedgeof a garden, field, or road.

somethingunpleasantorunwantedthatmightaffect you,money, you do something which will protect you from it.

You can hedge against redundancy or illness with insurance.

Todays clever financial instruments make it possible for firms to hedge their risks.

something unpleasant will protect you from its effects.

Gold is traditionally a hedge against inflation.

, youquestionorcommittingyourself to a particular action or decision.

They hedged in answering various questions about the operation.

arowofshrubsbushes, or trees forming aboundaryto afieldgarden, etc

the act or a method of reducing theriskofon aninvestmentbet, etc

toencloseor separate with or as if with a hedge

to make ormaintaina hedge, as bycuttingandlaying

toor action, esp by makingnoncommittalstatements

toguardagainst the risk of loss in (a bet, the paying out of awin, etc), esp by laying bets with otherbookmakers

toprotectagainst financial loss throughfuturepricefluctuations, as byinvestingin futures

a row of closely planted shrubs, bushes, or trees forming a boundary orfence

anythingservingas a fence or barrier;restrictionor defense

to place a hedge around or along;borderorboundwith a hedge

to hinder or guard as bysurroundingwith a barrier

totryto avoid orlessenloss inconnectionwith (a bet, risk, etc.) by makingcounterbalancingbets, investments, etc.

tohideor protect oneself, as if behind a hedge

to hide behind words;refuseto commit oneself or give adirectanswer

to try to avoid or lessen loss by making counterbalancing bets, investments, etc.

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, sheepfold: basic sense woven fence, enclosure

, you reduce risk whenconductingtransactionby doing anoppositetransaction.

Investors were plowing their funds into oil and other commodities to

Private companies owe more than half of the countrys foreign debt, much of it consisting of loans which were not

, you reduce risk when conducting a transaction by doing an opposite transaction.

, you reduce risk when conducting a transaction by doing an opposite transaction.

Investors were plowing their funds into oil and other commodities to

Private companies owe more than half of the countrys foreign debt, much of it consisting of loans which were not

, you reduce risk when conducting a transaction by doing an opposite transaction.

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Other hedgeto have taken ahitfrominstabilityin the.

It so hedged its bets that itfeltlike that too.

For a longseasonofreliablecolour as a small hedge its hard tobeat.

Of most concern to the City will be thecollapsein hedge fund trading.

The two bodies nowplantopooltheirbonds, hedge funds and property investments in the same way.

Evergreenshrub that can be left to grow into a small tree, orclippedto make afinehedge.

Families have beenadvisedtoaround their garden hedges after thefromKenttoOxfordshire.

Largefieldswith few hedges have reduced thenumbersof smallfarmlandbirds, butsuitthegeese, who like tofeedasfaraspossiblefrom people.

Thebankwill notsuffertheproduced by hedging with financial futures.

Thecaseshavemainlyinvolved small companies and hedge funds orpredatoryinvestors.

Support is hedged with caveats about how hemustact differently.

Theloanswere pooled together and became afavouriteinvestment of some hedge funds.

Or is she hedging her bets in case shefailsto becomemayor?

Hedges with financial futures suffer frombasisrisk and accounting problems.

These allow investors to hedge against inflation.

Investorsofpoundsout andhundredsof smaller hedge funds have closed.

Investmentbanksand hedge funds are the mostactiveplayers.

Goldwas indemandfrom investors using it as a hedge to protect themselves against the potentiallyinflationarymeasures by the central banks.

By thatstage, the hedge funds will belaughingall the way to the bank.

Iwanta boundary hedge at thebottomof my garden toscreenout.

Lookingdown the mainaxisto the bottom of the garden, there is adipin the field hedge.

I hid it behind the garden hedge so that nobody couldconfrontme in thehallwayandinspectmypurchases.

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Much of thegrowthin their loan books inrecentyears has been to the financialsector- hedge funds and the like.

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is a row of bushes along the edge of a garden, field, or road.

against something unpleasant or unwanted that might affect you, especially losing money, you do something which will protect you from it.

You can hedge against illness with insurance.

the hero of Daniel Defoes novel Robinson Crusoe (1719), who survived being shipwrecked on a desert island

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