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Exchange Rate Speculation - Baylor Bank

Baylor Bank believes the New Zealand dollar will appreciate over the next five days from $.48 to $.50. The following annual interest rates apply:

Currency Lending Rate Borrowing Rate
Dollars 7.10% 7.50%
New Zealand dollar (NZ$) 6.80% 7.25%

Baylor Bank has the capacity to borrow either NZ$10 million or $5 million. If Baylor Bank's forecast is correct, what will its dollar profit be from speculation over the five day period (assuming it does not use any of its existing consumer deposits to capitalize on its expectations)?

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Baylor Bank believes the New Zealand dollar will appreciate over the next five days from $.48 to $.50. The following annual interest rates apply:

Currency Lending Rate Borrowing Rate
Dollars 7.10% 7.50%
New Zealand dollar (NZ$) 6.80% 7.25%

Baylor Bank has the capacity to borrow either NZ$10 million or $5 ...

Solution Summary

Calculates profit from speculation in the foreign exchange market.

$2.19