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Arbitrage Profits for Two Banks

Q. Following are provided by two banks: Bank A: 2786 Pesos / US$ Bank B: 2783 Pesos / US$ A. If we assume no transaction costs, there is an opportunity for arbitrage. If an arbitrageur has US $20,000 how can she make profit and how much can she make? Please show your working out. B. If there is 1% transaction cost fo

Discontinuous innovation, Dimensions of Brand Personality

I need help with these discussion questions. According to Levitt, why should companies continue to innovate and develop products? "Discontinuous innovation" is a marketing term referring to a completely new method to satisfy consumer needs. For example, airplanes replaced trains to satisfy consumer travel needs or CDs rep

Multiple choice questions on working capital: cash, ledger and available balances, disbursement float, float management, lockbox, optimal credit policy, inventory management, collection float, net float, effective annual rate, accounts receivable, economic order quantity, total annual restocking cost

Question 21 21. Which of the following statements is true? d. None of the above. b. Buying sandbags to protect the firm's property from floodwaters represents the transaction motive for a company to hold cash. a. That an employee needs cash to buy sandwiches for employees who are working overtime to finish

Why are men less apt to report harassment?

Why are men fearful of reporting workplace harrassment: I need information on identifying and assessing the risks and the alternatives involved with workplace harrassment.

Decision Theory: Everyone around this place just follows the status quo

The CEO of your company has been extremely frustrated with what has been occurring within the organization lately. In a recent managers meeting he exclaimed, "Everyone around this place just follows the status quo. No one ever has any unique ideas on how we can make this organization better. You just sit here and wait foA combin

Developmental theory in action

Using the developmental theory/model as the most effective change theory/model for a home schooling family and life in a large family.

Douglas McGregor's Theory X and Theory Y

Theory X and Theory Y Please read about Douglas McGregor's Theory X and Theory, http://www.businessballs.com/adamsequitytheory.htm And check out this diagram of Theory XY: http://www.businessballs.com/mcgregorxytheorydiagram.pdf Take the following free survey offered by businessballs.com: http://www.businessballs.com/

Arbitrage Pricing Theory, Risk, Cost of Capital, and Capital Budgeting

Please find the file attached. Factor Beta factor Expected value Actual value Growth in GNP 2.04 3.5% 4.8 Interest rate -1.90 14.0 15.2 Stock return 10.0 Suppose a factor model is appropriate to describe the returns on a stock. Information about those factors in the following chart a. What is the systematic risk of the

Formulate Arbitrage Strategy to Profit Situations

24. The following prices are observed. Formulate an arbitrage strategy to profit from the situation. ? Interest rate is 7.25% compounded daily, for 270-day T-bills in the spot market. ? Interest rate is 7.00% compounded daily, for 90-day T-bills in the spot market. ? The futures rate is 7.50% for T-bills with 180 days to m

Parity Relationships and Arbitrage

6. Round Rock National Bank lent $1,000,000 to Block Watne Homes, with very substantial collateral, at a floating rate pegged at 2% above the T-Bill rate. The Bank borrowed $1,000,000 in Eurodollars from HSBC Bank in England, at 1% over LIBOR (London Interbank Offered Rate). Round Rock National's correspondent,

Suppose cross rate arbitrage investors notice the following quotes

Suppose cross rate arbitrage investors notice the following quotes: Swiss franc/U.S. dollar =1.5971 Australian dollar/U.S. dollar =1.8215 Australian dollar/Swiss franc =1.1450 1. Ignoring transaction cost does a U.S. investor have an opportunity to earn a guaranteed profit? What actions would he have to take and what is his

Arbitrage and PPP

32. Assume that locational arbitrage ensures that spot exchange rates are properly aligned. Also assume that you believe in purchasing power parity. The spot rate of the British pound is $1.80. The spot rate of the Swiss franc is .3 pounds. You expect that the one-year inflation rate is 7 percent in the U.K., 5 percent in Switze

Risk-free covered interest arbitrage

Assume that the Citibank trading room is dealing on the following quotations. Spot Sterling=$1.5000 Euro-Sterling interest rate (6 months) = 11 percent p.a Euro-$ interest rate (6 months)= 6 percent p.a Also assume that Barclays is quoting forward sterling (6 months) at $1.4550 a. describe the transactions you would m

Arbitrage Oppurtunity Problem

Security A has a beta of 1.0 and an expected return of 12%. Security B has a beta of 0.75 and an expected return of 11%. The risk-free rate is 6%. Explain the arbitrage opportunity that exists; explain how an investor can take advantage of it. Give specific details about how to form the portfolio, what to buy and what to

Interest Arbitrage

Assume the following information: Spot rate of Mexican peso =$.100 180 day forward rate of Mexican peso = $.098 180 day Mexican interest rate = 6% 180 day U.S. interest rate=5% Given this information, is covered interest arbitrage worthwhile for Mexican investors who have pesos to invest? Explain the answer.

Multiple Choice- Financial Markets

Multiple Choice Questions: 1. Bob sold short 300 shares of a stock at $55 per share. The initial margin is 60%, which was met exactly. At what (closest) stock price will he receive a margin call if the maintenance margin is 35%? A)$51 B)$69 C)$62 D)$45 2.Which of the following countries has an equity index that lies

Locational Arbitrage in Finance

6. Locational Arbitrage The following quotes for Euro ($ per Euro) are available in two different banks: BANK X BANK Y Bid 1.25556 1.25696 Ask 1.25610 1.25699 You have 1 million dollars. Outline the strategy and the profit from engaging in locational arbitrage.


Suppose a factor model is appropriate to describe the returns on a stock. Information about those factors is presented in the following chart. FACTOR BETA OF EXPECTED ACTUAL FACTOR VALUE (%)

Yield curve and expectations theory

Assume that expectations theory is the correct theory, calculate the interest rates in the term structure for maturities of one to five years, and plot the resulting yield curves for the following series of one-year interest rates over the next five years . year 1 5%, year 2 7%, year 3 7%, year 4 7%, year 5 7%, an

Agency Cost Problems and the Arbitrage Process

1. Explain why agency costs would probably be more of a problem for a large, publicly firm that uses both debt and equity than for a small, unleveraged, owner-managed firm. 2. Explain, verbally, how MM use the arbitrage process to prove the validity of Proposition I. Also list the major MM assumptions and explain why each of

Arbitrage Possibilities

Please help with the following problems. Provide step by step calculations along with explanations. Given the following: Spot rate = $0.75/DM Forward rate (1 yr) = $.077/DM Interest rate (DM) = 7% per year Interest rate ($) = 9%

Currency Exchange Arbitrage Profit

Suppose that six-month interest rates (annualized) in Japan and the United States are 7 percent and 9 percent, respectively. If the spot rate is ¥142:$1 and the ninety-day forward rate is ¥139:$1 and the 180 day forward rate is: ¥152:$1. Assuming no transaction costs, what would be your arbitrage profit per dollar or doll

Evaluating Arbitrage Opportunities

Suppose that six-month interest rates (annualized) in Japan and the United States are 7 percent and 9 percent, respectively. If the spot rate is ¥142:$1 and the ninety-day forward rate is ¥139:$1 and the 180 day forward rate is: ¥152:$1. What arbitrage opportunity do these figures present? And assuming no transaction c

Determining a Profitable Arbitrage Situation

Suppose the euro is quoted at 0.7064-80 in London and the pound sterling is quoted at 1.6244-59 in Frankfurt. How would I find out if this was a profitable arbitrage situation or not? Please describe it.