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Subject:  Re: Strategy comparison S&P500 vs. IUL Date:  4/3/2013  7:34 PM
Author:  Dwdonhoff Number:  71686 of 80512

If you are "long" your home, and you buy homeowners insurance, you are placing a hedge.
Whaaat???? This makes no sense.


A Beginner's Guide To Hedging
http://www.investopedia.com/articles/basics/03/080103.asp
<SNIP>
The best way to understand hedging is to think of it as insurance. When people decide to hedge, they are insuring themselves against a negative event.

Yep... Investopedia... that's a pretty obscure & oddball reference source ;~)

How did a house and homeowners insurance get dragged into this thread, any