For a company like Exelon (NYSE: EXC), whose business is providing power, the wildly fluctuating prices of commodities such as coal, oil, and natural gas can be a major risk to the company's balance sheet and to its earnings. For a company to maintain its reputation of reliability, it has to mitigate these risks somehow; to do so, Exelon is hedging its portfolio bets. In this video, Motley Fool energy analyst Taylor Muckerman tells us how this company is managing its portfolio to keep commodity price fluctuation risks low and future financial objectives on target, and what this means for how the company creates value for the investor.

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