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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 take an action in order to offset a potential future 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.
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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'.
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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.
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As biologists calculate species ages from the accumulation of genetic mutations, or molecular clocks, Hedges employs a "print clock" His method estimates publication dates with extraordinary precision, he reports, as long as other editions or related documents with known dates are available as guideposts.
Hedges of a risk of a nonconsolidated group member (e.
So for the most part, it's not that treasurers missed an opportunity to hedge, but often exposures are not understood until it is too late, which may result in an unpleasant surprise to report at the end of the quarter.
Now all derivatives, including those that are not designated as hedges or that do not qualify for hedge accounting, are marked to market on the balance sheet with gains or losses on those instruments directly affecting income.
The preamble to the proposed consolidated hedging regulations states that "[b]ecause a hedging transaction must reduce the taxpayer's own risk, the [final hedging] regulations do not apply where a taxpayer hedges the risk of another taxpayer, even if that other taxpayer is a related party.
I appreciate the opportunity to appear before you and present the views of the Federal Reserve Board on several topics related to hedge funds.
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Aggressive, because Porsche relies heavily on options to hedge 100 percent of its currency exposures over a five-year time horizon; conservative, because the option hedges eliminate the risk of currency market shifts marring Porsche's competitive game plan.
Many taxpayers enter into interest-rate swaps to hedge debt instruments.
Similarly, the inherent risk for assertions about cash flow hedges fluctuates with the subjectivity of the assumptions about probability, timing, and amounts of future cash flows.
The proposed regulations with respect to hedges by members of consolidated groups are to be effective for transactions entered into on or after the date that is 60 days after the publication of final regulations in The Federal Register.
NEW YORK & LONDON -- youDevise Limited, a leading provider of on-demand applications for financial markets, today announced that RMB MultiManagers has decided to use the Hedge Fund Information Provider (the HIP) as the primary portfolio management platform for its funds of hedge funds business.
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The IRS used the decision to support the position that gains and losses from most common business hedges are subject to capital, rather than ordinary, gain or loss treatment.
Given the stepped-up regulatory, public and media scrutiny, it's crucial for you to evaluate which risks your company hedges and how you account for your hedging activities.