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The Financial Accounting Standards Board released its long-awaited hedge accounting standard this week, but companies may want to be careful about adopting it early, or else they could miss out on some one-time benefits. The accounting standards update for hedging, which FASB issued Monday, allows companies takes effect for public companies in 2019 and private companies in 2020 (see FASB releases hedge accounting standard).