The opposite of buying forward is selling forward. If an investor believes that the price of a security or the demand of a currency is going to drop, selling forward can help the investor mitigate loss because he or she is selling now, while the price is still high as opposed to selling at a loss when prices drop.
Investment dictionary. Academic. 2012.
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