Corporate Sales–Customer Desk Corporate, MPS CAPITAL SERVICES
A hedge is a financial investment used to reduce the risk of unfavorable price movements in an asset. A hedge typically means taking an offsetting position in a related security, such as a futures contract when you will be buying or selling an asset, such as a commodity, in the future. For example, a farmer who will sell wheat in the future can hedge by buying a futures contract now then selling that contract at a future date. Financial tools that can be used are derivatives, which typically move in parallel with the underlying asset: they include options, swaps, futures and forward contracts. These ...