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    Comparison of Foreign Currency Exchange Rates

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    Shown below are exchange rates for several currencies. The rates are shown as indirect rates from the standpoint of a U.S. company.

    Euro Swiss Franc Mexican Peso
    Spot rate 0.90 1.05 11.00
    30-day forward rate 0.92 1.20 10.95
    60-day forward rate 0.93 1.25 10.70

    a. Is the euro appreciating or depreciating against the U.S. dollar? Why?
    b. Is the Swiss franc appreciating or depreciating against the U.S. dollar? Why?
    c. Is the Mexican peso appreciating or depreciating against the U.S. dollar? Why?
    d. Using cross-rates, how many francs will the euro buy, how many pesos will the franc buy, and how many euro will the peso buy?
    e. A U.S. company purchases goods from several foreign companies with payment due in euros, francs, and pesos. Would the company be better off paying now or waiting for 60 days? Why?

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    Shown below are exchange rates for several currencies. The rates are shown as indirect rates from the standpoint of a U.S. company.

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