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Import and Export -Exim Currency Guide for Hedging : 20.03.2017

Import and Export -Exim Currency Guide for Hedging : 20.03.2017

Hedging is a way for a company to minimize or eliminate foreign exchange risk


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Hedging is a way for a company to minimize or eliminate foreign exchange risk. Two common hedges are forward contracts and options. A forward contract will lock in an exchange rate today at which the currency transaction will occur at the future date.

What is hedging in foreign exchange?
By using a forex hedge properly, a trader who is long a foreign currency pair can be protected from downside risk, while the trader who is short a foreign currency pair can protect against upside risk.

What is a money market hedge?
A money market hedge is a technique for hedging foreign exchange risk using the money market, the financial market in which highly liquid and short-term instruments like Treasury bills, bankers' acceptances and commercial paper are traded.

What is hedging in trading?


Hedging against investment risk means strategically using instruments in the market to offset the risk of any adverse price movements. In other words, investors hedge one investment by making another. Technically, to hedge you would invest in two securities with negative correlations