uestion 15

3 out of 3 points

 Suppose that you are the treasurer of IBM with an extra US\$1,000,000 to invest for six months. You are considering the purchase of U.S. T-bills that yield 1.810% (that’s a six month rate, not an annual rate by the way) and have a maturity of 26 weeks. The spot exchange rate is \$1.00 = ¥100, and the six month forward rate is \$1.00 = ¥110. The interest rate in Japan (on an investment of comparable risk) is 13 percent. What is your strategy? Answer

· Question 16

3 out of 3 points

 Find the value of a one-year put option on \$15,000 with a strike price of €10,000. In one year the exchange rate (currently S0(\$/€) = \$1.50/€) can increase by 60% or decrease by 37.5% (i.e. u = 1.6 and d = 0.625). The current one-year interest rate in the U.S. is i\$= 4% and the current one-year interest rate in the euro zone is i€= 4%. Answer

· Question 17

3 out of 3 points

 For European currency options written on euro with a strike price in dollars, what of the effect of an increase in the exchange rate S(€/\$)? Answer

· Question 18

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· Question 19

3 out of 3 points

 The current spot exchange rate is \$1.55 = €1.00 and the three-month forward rate is \$1.60 = €1.00. Consider a three-month American call option on €62,500 with a strike price of \$1.50 = €1.00. Immediate exercise of this option will generate a profit of Answer

· Question 20

3 out of 3 points

 Today’s settlement price on a Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) Yen futures contract is \$0.8011/¥100. Your margin account currently has a balance of \$2,000. The next three days’ settlement prices are \$0.8057/¥100, \$0.7996/¥100, and \$0.7985/¥100. (The contractual size of one CME Yen contract is ¥12,500,000). If you have a short position in one futures contract, the changes in the margin account from daily marking-to-market will result in the balance of the margin account after the third day to be Answer

· Question 21

3 out of 3 points

Which equation is used to define the futures price?

· Question 22

0 out of 3 points

 Yesterday, you entered into a futures contract to buy €62,500 at \$1.50 per €. Suppose the futures price closes today at \$1.46. How much have you made/lost? Answer

· Question 23

3 out of 3 points

 Find the hedge ratio for a put option on \$15,000 with a strike price of €10,000. In one period the exchange rate (currently S(\$/€) = \$1.50/€) can increase by 60% or decrease by 37.5% (i.e. u = 1.6 and d = 0.625). Answer

· Question 24

3 out of 3 points

 The current spot exchange rate is \$1.55 = €1.00 and the three-month forward rate is \$1.60 = €1.00. Consider a three-month American call option on €62,500 with a strike price of \$1.50 = €1.00. If you pay an option premium of \$5,000 to buy this call, at what exchange rate will you break-even? Answer

· Question 25

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· Question 26

3 out of 3 points

 Find the dollar value today of a 1-period at-the-money call option on €10,000. The spot exchange rate is €1.00 = \$1.25. In the next period, the euro can increase in dollar value to \$2.00 or fall to \$1.00. The interest rate in dollars is i\$ = 27.50%; the interest rate in euro is i€= 2%. Answer

· Question 27

3 out of 3 points

 For European currency options written on euro with a strike price in dollars, what of the effect of an increase in r\$ relative to r€? Answer

· Question 28

3 out of 3 points

 Yesterday, you entered into a futures contract to sell €62,500 at \$1.50 per €. Your initial performance bond is \$1,500 and your maintenance level is \$500. At what settle price will you get a demand for additional funds to be posted? Answer

· Question 29

3 out of 3 points

 For European options, what of the effect of an increase in St? Answer

· Question 30

3 out of 3 points