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

Examples of unhedged in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web High oil and gas prices have been especially good for Occidental, whose production is unhedged, unlike some of its independent oil-and-gas-producing peers. Jinjoo Lee, WSJ, 3 Aug. 2022 But not all the Texas providers do so, and McCullough said that in past freezes and price spikes, a significant number of unhedged retailers were forced under. Washington Post, 21 Feb. 2021 The firm is keeping open long recommendations for the yuan through unhedged Chinese government bonds. Ruth Carson, Fortune, 12 Oct. 2020 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, 21 Feb. 2018 Moreover, higher transport costs probably outweigh any gains from unhedged food purchases. Spencer Jakab, WSJ, 31 Aug. 2018 Three hedged ETFs that could be worth a look, compared with the 'unhedged' LQD fund. Ari I. Weinberg, WSJ, 4 Nov. 2018 The cost exceeds the original plans by hundreds of millions of dollars due to unhedged currency swings. James T. Areddy, WSJ, 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, 3 June 2018 See More

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First Known Use of unhedged

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 5 Oct. 2022.

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