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SHORT HEDGE [3 records]

Record 1 2003-02-26

English

Subject field(s)
  • Foreign Trade
  • Market Prices

French

Domaine(s)
  • Commerce extérieur
  • Prix (Commercialisation)

Spanish

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Record 2 2001-07-30

English

Subject field(s)
  • Stock Exchange
  • Investment
DEF

Hedging operation by someone who is "short" (i.e., who owns less of an item than he has contracts to deliver).

French

Domaine(s)
  • Bourse
  • Investissements et placements

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Bolsa de valores
  • Inversiones
DEF

Es la cobertura que se realiza para cubrir los riesgos de variaciones de una posición larga.

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Record 3 2001-06-15

English

Subject field(s)
  • Finance
  • Market Prices
  • Grain Growing
CONT

A merchant who buys grain in the cash market can protect himself against possible price reductions by selling a futures contract for an equal volume of grain. For example, a primary elevator company which has bought grain from producers and paid cash for it, faces losses if the cash price falls before the grain can be shipped to a terminal and sold. But, by selling a futures contract, the primary elevator company can normally assure itself a price that will cover costs. This is known as a "selling hedge", and is designed to protect crops or inventories against price drops.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Finances
  • Prix (Commercialisation)
  • Culture des céréales
CONT

Le commerçant qui achète du grain au marché au comptant peut se protéger contre les baisses éventuelles en vendant un contrat à terme pour une quantité égale de grain. Ainsi, la compagnie de silos de collecte qui a acheté du grain des producteurs et a payé comptant s'expose à des pertes si le prix au comptant baisse avant que ce grain n'arrive à un silo portuaire et soit vendu. Mais en vendant un contrat à terme, la compagnie peut normalement s'assurer un prix qui couvrira les frais. On appelle cela une «contrepartie de vente», opération qui a pour but de protéger les récoltes ou les stocks contre les baisses de prix.

Spanish

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