Distressed securities

Definition:

A security of a firm that has declared or is about to declare bankruptcy. In the context of hedge funds, a style of management that focuses on securities of companies that have declared bankruptcy and may be undergoing reorganization. Investment holdings can include bonds as well as stock in these firms.

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Perfect hedge

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

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