hedge accounting

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Practice in which a risky trading position and its hedge are treated as one item so that the gains in one automatically offset the losses in the other.

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The hedge accounting allowed for fewer accounting entries so our books and record keeping system was clean and minimalist for optimal understanding.
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The use of hedge accounting frustrated the executive team because as soon as they made money in one area, they seemed to lose it based on the poor sales performance in another area.
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If you are ever doing anything that has a lot of risk you should try to use some hedge accounting just to make sure.
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