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Just as in the stock market, forex investors often use a strategy called hedging transactions to reduce a portion of the risk involved in trading. Many people think of hedging like buying an insurance policy for their money. It works in much the same way. Using investment instruments known as financial futures, forex traders can relax knowing that all losses are covered by the backup plan.
A type of financial instrument futures that many forex traders use to hedge a position is the futures contract, which is an agreement to exchange one currency for another at a specified price as at the last date of closure. Commodities futures currencies are bought and sold on the forex market just like any other instrument such as shares or currencies.