un·​hedged | \ ˌən-ˈhejd How to pronounce unhedged (audio) \

Definition of unhedged

: not protected against loss or failure by a counterbalancing action : not hedged unhedged bets an unhedged investment

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Recent Examples on the Web Of its around 5 trillion yen in outstanding foreign-bond holdings as of December, the proportion of hedged and unhedged securities was about equal. Chikako Mogi, Bloomberg.com, "Yen Surge Ends $353 Billion Insurer's Wait to Buy U.S. Bonds," 21 Feb. 2018 Moreover, higher transport costs probably outweigh any gains from unhedged food purchases. Spencer Jakab, WSJ, "Restaurants Will Feast on Trump’s Tariffs, Just Not Yet," 31 Aug. 2018 Three hedged ETFs that could be worth a look, compared with the 'unhedged' LQD fund. Ari I. Weinberg, WSJ, "It’s Now or Never for ‘Hedged’ Bond ETFs," 4 Nov. 2018 The cost exceeds the original plans by hundreds of millions of dollars due to unhedged currency swings. James T. Areddy, WSJ, "Trophy Infrastructure, Troublesome Debt: China Makes Inroads in Europe," 5 Nov. 2018 The unhedged version of this fund performed well during this two-year period of falling rates, producing a gain of 6.1% annualized. Mark Hulbert, WSJ, "How Effective Are Bond ETFs That Are Hedged Against Rising Rates?," 3 June 2018 The weak dollar has whittled down returns for unhedged money managers, raising the prospect of capital flight if the greenback’s losing streak gathers pace, warn Wells Fargo & Co. strategists. Bloomberg.com, "Bloomberg," 18 Jan. 2018 With a boost from the euro’s gain so far this year against the dollar, U.S. investors with an unhedged holding of European stocks have a nearly 18% return, on paper. Michael A. Pollock, WSJ, "5 Tips to Remember When Buying Foreign Stocks," 4 Sep. 2017

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1901, in the meaning defined above

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“Unhedged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unhedged. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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