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Hedging and Spot Rate

Q: Suppose you place an order for ₤56,000 worth of British ale, to be delivered in 3 months. The current $/₤ spot rate is $1.80, and the 3-month forward rate is $1.85. a) Discuss whether you would consider hedging the exchange risk, how you would hedge using a forward contract, and your additional costs or savi

Losses/gains on a futures contract

You are long one CME Dec sterling future of contract size £62.500. Mon closing of the future was 1.8212 USD/GBP. On Tues, the price rose to 1.8289; on Wed the price changed to 1.8275. Calculate your profit/loss in USD on Tue and Wed.

Overview of spot-forward exchange rates

The current spot exchange rate is $1.55/£ and the 3M forward rate is $1.50/£. On the basis of your analysis of the exchange rate, you are pretty sure the spot will be $1.52/£ in 3M time. Assume that you'd like to buy or sell £1million. a) what actions do you need to take to speculate in the forward market? What is the exp

Explain assuming no 'hedging'.

Please include in your response, the formulas for this problem, along with a detailed explanation of how it is solved, and your rationale for reaching your conclusions. You are the Vice President of Finance for Daniel's Resources, headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. In January 2002, your firm's Canadian subsidiary obtain

Covered interest arbitrage/purchasing power parity

Q1 a)180-day interest rate is 1% & 3% respectively in the US and Japan spot rate & 180-day forward rate are equivalent= 120 yen per one US dollar As a trader of a commercial bank how would I invest $1 million and earn risk free return by engaging in covered interest arbitage. b)inflation rate in US and Japan & Japan res


This is how I answered this question. What are the differences among horizontal, vertical, and conglomerate mergers? Is one type preferable from the view of anti-trust policy? A horizontal merger occurs when firms selling substitutable goods within the same geographical market or overlapping geographical markets join

Prepare the adjusting entries at December 31, 2002. (Show all computations.)

Please see the attached file for full problem description. --- P2-4A A review of the ledger of Greenberg Company at December 31, 2002, produces the following data pertaining to the preparation of annual adjusting entries. 1. Salaries Payable $0. There are eight salaried employees. Salaries are paid every Friday for the curr

Price fixing case on US Federal Trade Commission website

Visit the website for the U.S. Federal Trade Commission ( get the facts on the most recent price fixing cases. Click on the Search icon, and do a search of News Releases using the words "price fixing." Write a description of a recent price-fixing case.


In a hypothetial society, the government has decided to right the historic wrongs done to vertically challenged (ie short) people. Part of the program involves subsidizing the purchase of stilts by short people. Specifically, each pair of stilts purchased by a short person recieves a subsidy of S percent. To finance this subs

The article argues that, ``the rigidity of the currency board made it difficult to respond to these shocks." You should think of the currency board simply as a fixed exchange rate regime.

Global Economic Environment of the Firm Macro Economics Monetary Policy and Exchange Rate Regimes The questions should be answered using Macro Economic arguments using graduate level thinking. Please pay attention to the questions asked. More detail, the better. Questions: The article argues that, ``the rigidity of the c