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DEFINITION of 'HedgeStreet'

An internet-based, government-regulated market that allows traders to perform hedging activities or speculate on specific economic events. Binaries and futures contracts are provided on different markets including commodities, currencies, employment, inflation and other economic indicators.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS'HedgeStreet'

HedgeStreet was developed to give the average investor the ability to profit from the outcomes of certain economic events. HedgeStreet benefits small investors by having small contract sizes at low prices. HedgeStreet is regulated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

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  1. What is the difference between hedging and speculation?

    Hedging involves taking an offsetting position in a derivative in order to balance any gains and losses to the underlying ... Read Full Answer >>
  2. How do futures contracts roll over?

    Traders roll over futures contracts to switch from the front month contract that is close to expiration to another contract ... Read Full Answer >>
  3. Is there a difference between financial spread betting and arbitrage?

    Financial spread betting is a type of speculation that involves a highly leveraged derivative product, whereas arbitrage ... Read Full Answer >>
  4. Why do companies enter into futures contracts?

    Different types of companies may enter into futures contracts for different purposes. The most common reason is to hedge ... Read Full Answer >>
  5. What does a futures contract cost?

    The value of a futures contract is derived from the cash value of the underlying asset. While a futures contract may have ... Read Full Answer >>
  6. How can I hedge my portfolio to protect from a decline in the food and beverage sector?

    The food and beverage sector exhibits greater volatility than the broader market and tends to suffer larger-than-average ... Read Full Answer >>

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