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FRL300 ch.21

FRL301 Ch.21

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Which one of the following securities is used as a means of investing in a foreign stock that otherwise could not be traded in the United States? A. American Depository Receipt
Assume that $1 is equal to ¥98 and also equal to C$1.21. Based on this, you could say that C$1 is equal to: C$1(¥98/C$1.21) = ¥80.99. The exchange rate of C$1 = ¥80.99 is referred to as the: B. cross-rate.
International bonds issued in multiple countries but denominated solely in the issuer's currency are called: C. Eurobonds.
U.S. dollars deposited in a bank in Switzerland are called: D. Eurocurrency.
International bonds issued in a single country and denominated in that country's currency are called: E. foreign bonds.
You would like to purchase a security that is issued by the British government. Which one of the following should you purchase? E. gilt
On Friday evening, Bank A loans Bank B Eurodollars that must be repaid the following Monday morning. Which one of the following is most likely the interest rate that will be charged on this loan? B. London Interbank Offer Rate
. Party A has agreed to exchange $1 million U.S. dollars for $1.21 million Canadian dollars. What is this agreement called? E. swap
A large U.S. company has £500,000 in excess cash from its foreign operations. The company would like to exchange these funds for U.S. dollars. In one of the following markets can this exchange be arranged? D. foreign exchange market
The price of one Euro expressed in U.S. dollars is referred to as a(n): A. ADR rate. D. exchange rate.
Trader A has agreed to give 100,000 U.S. dollars to Trader B in exchange for British pounds based on today's exchange rate of $1 = £0.62. The traders agree to settle this trade within two business day. What is this exchange called? E. spot trade
George and Pat just made an agreement to exchange currencies based on today's exchange rate. Settlement will occur tomorrow. Which one of the following is the exchange rate that applies to this agreement? A. spot exchange rate
A trader has just agreed to exchange $2 million U.S. dollars for $1.55 million Euros six months from today. This exchange is an example of a: B. forward trade.
Mr. Black has agreed to a currency exchange with Mr. White. The parties have agreed to exchange C$12,500 for $10,000 with the exchange occurring 4 months from now. This agreed-upon exchange rate is called the: C. forward rate.
Assume that an item costs $100 in the U.S. and the exchange rate between the U.S. and Canada is: $1 = C$1.27. Which one of the following concepts supports the idea that the item that sells for $100 in the U.S. is currently selling in Canada for $127? D. purchasing power parity
The condition stating that the interest rate differential between two countries is equal to the percentage difference between the forward exchange rate and the spot exchange rate is called: E. interest rate parity.
Which one of the following states that the current forward rate is an unbiased predictor of the future spot exchange rate? A. unbiased forward rates
Which one of the following states that the expected percentage change in the exchange rate between two countries is equal to the difference in the countries' interest rates? B. uncovered interest parity
Which one of the following supports the idea that real interest rates are equal across countries? C. international Fisher effect
Which one of the following is the risk that a firm faces when it opens a facility in a foreign country, given that the exchange rate between the firm's home country and this foreign country fluctuates over time? D. exchange rate risk
The market value of the Blackwell Corporation just declined by 5 percent. Analysts believe this decrease in value was caused by recent legislation passed by Congress. Which type of risk does this illustrate? E. political risk
Where does most of the trading in Eurobonds occur? C. London
Which one of the following names matches the country where the bond is issued? E. Rembrandt: Netherlands
The LIBOR is primarily used as the basis for the rate charged on: C. Eurodollar loans in the London market.
A basic interest rate swap generally involves trading a: D. fixed rate for a variable rate.
Which one of the following statements is correct concerning the foreign exchange market? D. Importers, exporters, and speculators are key players in the foreign exchange market.
Triangle arbitrage: ...... C. I, II, and III onlyI. is a profitable situation involving three separate currency exchange transactions. II. helps keep the currency market in equilibrium. III. opportunities can exist in either the spot or the forward market.
Spot trades must be settled: C. within two business days.
Assume the euro is selling in the spot market for $1.33. Simultaneously, in the 3-month forward market the euro is selling for $1.35. Which one of the following statements correctly describes this situation? D. The euro is selling at a premium relative to the dollar.
Which one of the following formulas expresses the absolute purchasing power parity relationship between the U.S. dollar and the British pound? A. S0 = PUK × PUS C. PUK = S0 × PUS
Which of the following conditions are required for absolute purchasing power parity to exist? I. goods must be identical II. goods must have equal economic value III. transaction costs must be zero IV. there can be no barriers to trade E. I, II, III, and IV
Absolute purchasing power parity is most apt to exist for which one of the following items? C. silver
Relative purchasing power parity: B. relates differences in inflation rates to differences in exchange rates.
Which one of the following formulas correctly describes the relative purchasing power parity relationship? A. E(St) = S0 × [1 + (hFC - hUS)]t
35. Which one of the following statements is correct given the following exchange rates U.S. $ per 1 foreign Unit Country Fri Thu SouthAfrica 0.1028 0.1023 Thailand 0.0284 0.0286 D. The South African rand appreciated from Thursday to Friday against the U.S. dollar.
Which of the following variables used in the covered interest arbitrage formula are correctly defined? I. RFC: Foreign country nominal risk-free interest rate III. F1: 360-day forward rate IV. S0: Current spot rate expressed in units of foreign currency per one U.S. dollar C. I, III, and IV only
Interest rate parity: A. eliminates covered interest arbitrage opportunities.
. The interest rate parity approximation formula is: C. Ft = S0 × [1 + (RFC - RUS)]t.
The unbiased forward rate is a: E. predictor of the future spot rate at the equivalent point in time.
The forward rate market is dependent upon: D. forward rates equaling the actual future spot rates on average over time.
Uncovered interest parity is defined as: B. E(St) = S0 × [1 + (RFC - RUS)]t.
The international Fisher effect states that _____ rates are equal across countries. E. real
The home currency approach: B. employs uncovered interest parity to project future exchange rates.
The home currency approach: B. requires an applicable exchange rate for every time period for which there is a cash flow.
The foreign currency approach to capital budgeting analysis: I. is computationally easier to use than the home currency approach. II. produces the same results as the home currency approach.IV. computes the NPV of a project in both the foreign and the domestic currency. C. I, II, and IV only
Which one of the following is a suggested method of reducing a U.S. importer's short-run exposure to exchange rate risk? A. entering a forward exchange agreement timed to match the invoice date
Long-run exposure to exchange rate risk relates to: C. unexpected changes in relative economic conditions.
The type of exchange rate risk known as translation exposure is best described as: B. the problem encountered by an accountant of an international firm who is trying to record balance sheet account values.
Which of the following statements are correct? II. Accounting translation gains and losses are recorded in the equity section of the balance sheet. III. long-run exchange rate risk faced by an international firm can be reduced if a firm borrows money in the foreign countrywhere the firm has operation
Which one of the following types of operations would be subject to the most political risk if the operation were conducted outside of a firm's home country? C. military weapons manufacturing
Created by: annette1816