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8. Assume that you can buy 245 Canadian dollars with 100 British pounds. How much profit can you earn on a triangle arbitrage given the following rates if you start out with 100 U.S. dollars?
Country U.S. $ Equivalent Currency per U.S. $
Canada ? 1.3500
U.K. 1.8305 ?
9. In the spot market, $1 is currently equal to A$1.42. The expected inflation rate is 3 percent in Australia and 2 percent in the U.S.. What is the expected exchange rate one year from now if relative purchasing power parity exists?
10. You are expecting a payment of C$100,000 four years from now. The risk-free rate of return is 3 percent in the U.S. and 4 percent in Canada. The inflation rate is 3 percent in the U.S. and 2 percent in Canada. The current exchange rate is C$1 = $.72. How much will the payment four years from now be worth in U.S. dollars?
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100 USD = 135 CAD = 135/245 x 100 Pounds = 55.102 Pounds = 55.102 ...
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