HedgeStreet

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.

BREAKING DOWN '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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    Hedging involves taking an offsetting position in a derivative in order to balance any gains and losses to the underlying ... Read Full Answer >>
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