# Covered interest arbitrage in the USA

Assume the current spot rate is C$1.2103 and the one year forward rate is C$1.1952. The nominal rish free rate in Canada is 3% while it is 4 % in the US. Using covered interest arbitrage you can earn an extra ____________profit over that which you would earn if you invested $1. in the US

a. $0.003

b. $0.006

c. $0.008

d. $0.015

e. $0.018

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Let us do it with $100

We start with $100 and convert to C$ = 100 X 1.2103 = C$121.03. We invest this is Canada at 3%. At the end ...

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The solution explains how to calculate the profit that can be made using covered interest arbitrage

$2.19