Suppose 90-day investments in Britain have a 6% annualized return and a 1.5% quarterly (90-day) return. In the U.S., 90-day investments of similar risk have a 4% annualized return and a 1% quarterly (90-day) return. In the 90-day forward market, 1 British pound equals $1.65. If interest rate parity holds, what is the spot exchange rate? , , (a) 1 pound = $1.8000, (b) 1 pound = $1.6582, (c) 1 pound = $1.0000, (d) 1 pound = $0.8500, (e) 1 pound = $0.6031
Hi,Thanks for the question. The answer is (b) 1 pound = $1.6582,$1.65 x (1 + 0.015) / (1 + 0.01) = 1.67475 / 1.01 = $1.6582Hope this helps!If you would like to request me for future posts, please put 'For Bizhelp' at the beginning of them.
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