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a hedge between keeps friendship green

Friendships are more likely to be successful when there is a level of space and privacy between the friends. The reason their friendship has lasted as long as it has is because they respect each other's privacy. A hedge between keeps friendship green.
See also: friendship, green, hedge, keep

hedge (one's) bets

To act to offset a potential loss. I'm not too confident that I'll get the lead in the play, so I'm hedging my bets by trying out for several roles.
See also: bet, hedge

hedge against something

to do something to lessen the risk of something happening; to bet against something bad happening. I want to hedge against something going wrong in the stock market, so I have bonds in my portfolio, too. We will hedge against any risk we can detect.
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A hedge between keeps friendship green.

Prov. Your friendship will flourish if you and your friend respect each other's privacy. Lynne and I are the best of friends, but we often like to spend time apart. A hedge between keeps friendship green.
See also: friendship, green, hedge, keep

hedge one's bets

Fig. to reduce one's loss on a bet or on an investment by counterbalancing the loss in some way. Bob bet Ann that the plane would be late. He usually hedges his bets. This time he called the airline and asked about the plane before he made the bet. John bought some stock and then bet Mary that the stock would go down in value in one year. He has hedged his bets perfectly. If the stock goes up, he sells it, pays off Mary, and still makes a profit. If it goes down, he reduces his loss by winning the bet he made with Mary.
See also: bet, hedge

hedge someone in

Fig. to restrict someone. (See also hedge someone or something in.) Our decision hedged in the children so they could not have any flexibility. She hedged herself in by her own behavior.
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hedge someone or something in

to enclose someone or something in a hedge. (See also hedge someone in.) Their overgrown yard has almost hedged us in. Their bushes hedged in our yard.
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hedge something against something

Fig. to protect investments against a decline in value by making counterbalancing bets or investments. The investor hedged his portfolio against a drop in stock prices by buying some bonds. I have to hedge my bets against losing.
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hedge one's bets

Lessen one's chance of loss by counterbalancing it with other bets, investments, or the like. For example, I'm hedging my bets by putting some of my money in bonds in case there's another drop in the stock market . This term transfers hedge, in the sense of "a barrier," to a means of protection against loss. [Second half of 1600s]
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hedge your bets

COMMON If you hedge your bets, you are careful not to commit yourself to one thing, so that you do not make a mistake whichever way the situation develops. The Rev James Reeves is hedging his bets on whether Clark is the leader the Church needs in troubled times. Political forecasters are hedging their bets about the likely outcome of this Saturday's Louisiana governor's race. Note: When bookmakers accept a large bet, they often try to protect themselves against heavy losses by laying bets with other bookmakers. This practice is called `hedging'.
See also: bet, hedge

hedge your bets

try to minimize the risk of being wrong or incurring loss by pursuing two courses of action at the same time.
Hedging your financial liabilities, especially bets or speculative investments, meant limiting your potential losses by also putting money on another outcome, in such a way as to balance, more or less, any potential loss on the initial transaction. In betting terms, this specifically means putting money on more than one runner in a race.
1992 Great Lakes Fisherman All three methods have their proponents, and most anglers are wise to hedge their bets by using more than one method.
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ˌhedge your ˈbets

(informal) try to reduce the risk of losing your money, being wrong about something, etc. by choosing two or more courses of action at the same time: She’s invested her money in two quite different businesses, so she’s hedging her bets.
This idiom refers to putting money on more than one horse in a race to increase your chances of winning money.
See also: bet, hedge
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The identification of the hedged item should describe the transaction creating the risk being hedged and the type of risk that the transaction creates.
Without proper documentation or hedge designation, an entity could retroactively identify a hedged item, a hedged transaction or a method of measuring effectiveness to achieve desired accounting results.
TEI recognizes that the hedging of income streams may require special rules to produce a matching of the hedged item and the hedge position, particularly where there is an early disposition of the underlying capital asset producing the hedged income stream.
The Tax Court also rejected the IRS's argument that, for a hedge to receive ordinary treatment, it must involve the same property as that being hedged.
Mark-to-market: Take hedging gains or losses on a mark-to-market basis, instead of being treated as an element of cost or sales proceeds (even if inventory being hedged is not marked to market).
Plus, hedge accounting generally recognizes gains and losses from the hedge position in the same accounting period as gains or losses on the hedged item, thus eliminating a source of reported-earnings volatility.
This identification must specify both the hedging transaction and the item being hedged.
For example, it's generally agreed that hedge accounting should be permitted for hedges of existing assets, liabilities, or firm commitments, given the existence of a clear economic relationship between the hedging instrument and the item being hedged, and a reasonable expectation at the hedge's inception of high inverse correlation.
Potential pitfalls under the current maze of tax rules addressing foreign currency transactions relate primarily to mismatches in the timing and/or character of income or loss between the foreign currency hedge and the purchase order or payable being hedged.
In hedge accounting, realized and unrealized gains or losses on the hedging instrument are deferred and recognized in the same period as the transactions being hedged.
Nasdaq:ATLS) (the "Company") announces that it has hedged 1.
Currently, the deferral method is used in practice: You recognize losses or gains on the hedging instrument at the same time you recognize gains or losses on the hedged item.
Due to the hedged nature of their portfolios, as well as their significant exposure to other asset classes, hedge funds on average often outperform stocks in down markets but do not keep pace with stocks during bull markets.
125 per Mcf; in addition, the Company has hedged 192,000 barrels of sour oil production in 2005 at an average NYMEX-equivalent price of $33.
We have consistently hedged the production of Energen Resources Corporation to protect earnings and will continue to do so.