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Definition of Edge corporations

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Edge corporations

Specialized banking institutions, authorized and chartered by the Federal Reserve Board
in the U.S., which are allowed to engage in transactions that have a foreign or international character. They
are not subject to any restrictions on interstate banking. Foreign banks operating in the U.S. are permitted to
organize and own and edge corporation.



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Additional hedge

A protection against borrower fallout risk in the mortgage pipeline.


common body of knowledge (CBK)

the minimum set of knowledge needed by a person to function effectively in a particular field


Covered or hedge option strategies

Strategies that involve a position in an option as well as a position in the
underlying stock, designed so that one position will help offset any unfavorable price movement in the other,
including covered call writing and protective put buying. Related: naked strategies


Delta hedge

A dynamic hedging strategy using options with continuous adjustment of the number of options
used, as a function of the delta of the option.


General ledger

A book that contains all the accounts of the company and the balances of those accounts.



General ledger

The master set of accounts that summarizes all transactions occurring
within a company. There may be a subsidiary set of ledgers that summarizes into the
general ledger.


Hedge

A transaction that reduces the risk of an investment.


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Hedge

A securities transaction that reduces or offsets the risk on an existing
investment position.


Hedge fund

A fund that may employ a variety of techniques to enhance returns, such as both buying and
shorting stocks based on a valuation model.


Hedge inventory

Excess inventories kept on hand as a buffer against contingent
events.


Hedge ratio (delta)

The ratio of volatility of the portfolio to be hedged and the return of the volatility of the
hedging instrument.


Hedged portfolio

A portfolio consisting of the long position in the stock and the short position in the call
option, so as to be riskless and produce a return that equals the risk-free interest rate.


Ledger

A collection of all the different accounts of the business that summarize the transactions of the
business.


Ledger

A book or database in which accounting transactions are stored and summarized.


Ledger cash

A firm's cash balance as reported in its financial statements. Also called book cash.


Long hedge

The purchase of a futures contract(s) in anticipation of actual purchases in the cash market. Used
by processors or exporters as protection against an advance in the cash price. Related: Hedge, short hedge


Money market hedge

The use of borrowing and lending transactions in foreign currencies to lock in the
home currency value of a foreign currency transaction.


Negative pledge clause

A bond covenant that requires the borrower to grant lenders a lien equivalent to any
liens that may be granted in the future to any other currently unsecured lenders.



Perfect hedge

A financial result in which the profit and loss from the underlying asset and the hedge position
are equal.


Sell hedge

Related: short hedge.


Short hedge

The sale of a futures contract(s) to eliminate or lessen the possible decline in value ownership of
an approximately equal amount of the actual financial instrument or physical commodity.
Related: Long hedge.


Subsidiary ledger

An accounting record giving the detailed transactions in an account; the subtotals of the debits and credits are posted to the control account maintained in the general ledger. It helps to keep the general ledger free of clutter.


Dead Peasants Insurance

Also known as "Dead Janitors Insurance", this is the practice, where allowed, in several U.S. states, of numerous well known large American corporations taking out corporate owned life insurance policies on millions of their regular employees, often without the knowledge or consent of those employees. corporations profiting from the deaths of their employees [and sometimes ex-employees] have attracted adverse publicity because ultimate death benefits are seldom, even partially passed down to surviving families.



 

 

 

 

 

 

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