I am always admiring of people who attempt to learn the English language, particularly those who use a different alphabet.
The word hedge could refer to a group of shrubs designed to form a fence or barrier, in recent vernacular it could refer to doing something whilst pretending to do something opposite, hence "hedging ones bet".
Watching C.N.N. today I heard the word "hedge fund".
I looked it up, and it stated that it applied to accredited , qualified investors only, and that it was excempt from regulation,
Sounds like a "good scam" for people in "the know".
the dictionary says" an investing group in the form of a limited partnership that employs speculative techniques in the hope of obtaining large capital gains".
Nothing wrong with capital gains, except that "hedge funds " by design take advantage of "peoples misery"., in that they "buy up" properties from people who have "lost all" by way of foreclosures.
John Edwards,(Democrat hypocrite) was instumental in formulating a "Hedge fund" following the Catrina disaster, i.e. properties were bought up,(many abandoned as a result of the hurricane )having been foreclosed on, therefore "hypocrite Edwards", "super liberal", makes part of his fortune "on the backs of the downtrodden".
The Clintons put much of their wealth in to "offshore" bank accounts", thereby paying NO taxes, yet they want US to SPEND OUR money, not THEIRS.
Perhaps this monetary gain paid for at least one $500.00 (Edwards), haircut.
For the most part , I will continue to vote "Republican",(no more Bush),I refuse to vote for Hypocrites, or JUST A PARTY LABEL, I am a registered democrat, only because I feel better saying so,(especially at this point in time, ) and it is the party of F.D.R., who would be "turning over in his grave" if he "got wind" of "this lot".