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Fin 534 week 10 homework chapter 17

  1. 1. FIN 534 Week 10 Homework Chapter 17 PLEASE DOWNLOAD HEREFIN 534 Week 10 Homework Chapter 171. In Japan, 90-day securities have a 4% annualized return and 180-daysecurities have a 5% annualized return. In the United States, 90-daysecurities have a 4% annualized return and 180-day securities have anannualized return of 4.5%. All securities are of equal risk, and Japanesesecurities are denominated in terms of the Japanese yen. Assuming thatinterest rate parity holds in all markets, which of the following statements ismost CORRECT?a. The yen-dollar spot exchange rate equals the yen-dollar exchange rate in the90-day forward market.b. The yen-dollar spot exchange rate equals the yen-dollar exchange rate in the180-day forward market.c. The yen-dollar exchange rate in the 90-day forward market equals the yen-dollar exchange rate in the 180-day forward market.d. The spot rate equals the 90-day forward rate.e. The spot rate equals the 180-day forward rate.2. If the spot rate of the Israeli shekel is 5.51 shekels per dollar and the 180-day forward rate is 5.97 shekels per dollar, then the forward rate for theIsraeli shekel is selling at a ________________ to the spot rate.a. premium of 8%b. premium of 18%c. discount of 18%d. discount of 8%e. premium of 16%3. Stover Corporation, a U.S. based importer, makes a purchase of crystalglassware from a firm in Switzerland for 39,960 Swiss francs, or $24,000, atthe spot rate of 1.665 francs per dollar. The terms of the purchase are net 90
  2. 2. days, and the U.S. firm wants to cover this trade payable with a forwardmarket hedge to eliminate its exchange rate risk. Suppose the firmcompletes a forward hedge at the 90-day forward rate of 1.682 francs. If thespot rate in 90 days is actually 1.638 francs, how much will the U.S. firmhave saved or lost in U.S. dollars by hedging its exchange rate exposure?a. -$396b. -$243c. $0d. $243e. $6384. A product sells for $750 in the United States. The exchange rate is $1 to1.65 Swiss francs. If purchasing power parity (PPP) holds, what is the priceof the product in Switzerland?a. 123.75 Swiss francsb. 454.55 Swiss francsc. 750.00 Swiss francsd. 1,237.50 Swiss francs5. Chen Transport, a U.S. based company, is considering expanding itsoperations into a foreign country. The required investment at is $10 million.The firm forecasts total cash inflows of $4 million per year for 2 years, $6million for the next 2 years, and then a possible terminal value of $8 million.In addition, due to political risk factors, Chen believes that there is a 50%chance that the gross terminal value will be only $2 million and a 50%chance that it will be $8 million. However, the government of the hostcountry will block 20% of all cash flows. Thus, cash flows that can berepatriated are 80% of those projected. Chens cost of capital is 15%, but itadds one percentage point to all foreign projects to account for exchangerate risk. Undertheseconditions, whatistheproject’s NPV?a. $1.01 millionb. $2.77 millionc. $3.09 milliond. $5.96 million
  3. 3. e. $7.39 million