Hedging is a strategy to get portfolio protection. A risk management strategy employed to offset losses in investments by taking an opposite position in a related asset, it protects an investment from risky situations that might lead to financial losses. As it does not guarantee complete assets protection, Hedging makes sure that losses will be mitigated by gains in another investment. The reduction in risk provided by hedging also typically results in a reduction in potential profits. Hedging strategies typically involve derivatives, such as options and futures contracts.

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Bank Asset and Liability Management
Beyond Value at Risk
Building Wealth with Silver
Bullsh*t Free Guide to Butterfly Spreads
Create Your Own Hedge Fund
Dynamic Hedging
Equity Derivatives
Eurodollar Futures and Options
Fixed Income Markets
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Handbook of Portfolio Management
Hedging Commodities
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Options Strategies for the Stock Investor
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Risk Management in Trading
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The Treasury Bond Basis
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Risk Management

Equity Hedging Strategy Using Beta

  1. Find the Beta of each stock in the portfolio
  • Find the Beta or the portfolio (multiply weight of each stock in portfolio by its individual Beta and sum)
  • Find a mix of two common market ETFs with different Betas to match your portolio Beta:
    1.    Ex.  SPY has Beta of 1.00, QQQ has Beta of 1.19
    2.    Ex.  Solve for X:  X * (1.00) + (1 - X) * 1.19 = 1.12 ;   X = .37
    3.    Ex.  37% of Hedge should be SPY, 63% of Hedge should be QQQ 
  • Buy put options on the respective amounts from step 3 to help hedge your portfolio
    1.    Ex:  Buy 37,000 notional of SPY puts
    2.    Ex:  Buy 63,000 notional of QQQ Puts