what is "hedge factor"

google’d it and searched here for its meaning, got nuthin solid. Does it mean landscaping and curb appeal? i saw it in an HM lendor excel sheet.


I doubt it has to do with landscaping…more likely the are using the the financial definition:

“In finance, a hedge is an investment that is taken out specifically to reduce or cancel out the risk in another investment. The term is a shortened form of “hedging your bets”, a gambling term. Typical hedgers purchase a security that the investor thinks will increase in value, and combine this with a “short sell” of a related security or securities in case the market as a whole goes down in value.”