Short hedge

Definition:

The sale of futures contracts to eliminate or lessen the possible decline in value of an approximately equal amount of the actual financial instrument or physical commodity. Related: Long hedge.

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Good-this-Month order (GTM)

An order to buy or sell securities that continues to be a valid order until the end of the current month.

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