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FinanceQ&A Library2. You are a coffee dealer anticipating the purchase of 82,000 pounds of coffee in threemonths. You are concerned that the price of coffee will rise, so you take a long positionin coffee futures. Each contract covers 37,500 pounds, and so, rounding to the nearestcontract, you decide to go long in two contracts. The futures price at the time you initiateyour hedge is 55.95 cents per pound. Three months later, the actual spot price of coffeeturns out to be 58.56 cents per pound and the futures price is 59.20 cents per pound.a. Determine the effective price at which you purchased your coffee. How do youaccount for the difference in amounts for the spot and hedge positions?b. Describe the nature of the basis risk in this long hedge.Question

Asked Feb 9, 2020

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Step 1

a)

Given that;

We entered into the long position at a price of 55.95 cents per pound

Future price after three months is 59.20 cents per pound

Step 2

Gain equals to 59.20 subtracted by 55.95 which is equal to 3.25 per pound.

Actual spot price of coffee is 58.56 cents per pound.

Now, the effective price for 75,000 pounds (long position in two contracts with each contract covering 37,500 pounds) is:

Step 3

When we purchased two contracts for 75,000 pounds and at 55.95 cents per pound, it results in an un...

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