Buying futures to hedge against the sale of a cash commodity. also called buying hedge.
Purchase of futures against the future market price purchase or fixed price forward sale of a cash commodity to protect against price increases.
A transaction which involves the purchase of a futures contract in anticipation of actual purchases in the cash market. Such a transaction seeks to ensure that any increase in the cash price on the subsequent cash market purchase is offset by a profit on the futures position. Sometimes described as a consumer’s hedge or as a price fix hedge.