Speculation on Expected Exchange Rates Kurnick Co. expects that the pound will depreciate from $1.70 to $1.68 in one year. It has no money to invest, but it could borrow money to invest. A bank allows the company to borrow either $1 million or Â£1 million for one year. Kurnick can borrow dollars at 6 percent or British pounds at 5 percent for one year. It can invest in a risk-free dollar deposit at 5 percent for one year or a risk-free British deposit at 4 percent for one year. Determine the expected profit or loss (in dollars) if Kurnick Co. pursues a strategy to capitalize on the expected depreciation of the pound.
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