Speculating with Currency Futures Assume that a March futures contract on Mexican pesos was available in January for $0.09 per unit. Also assume that forward contracts were available for the same settlement date at a price of $0.092 per peso. How could speculators capitalize on this situation, assuming zero transaction costs? How would such speculative activity affect the difference between the forward contract price and the futures price?

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International Financial Management

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Madura
Publisher: Cengage
ISBN: 9780357130698
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International Financial Management

14th Edition
Madura
Publisher: Cengage
ISBN: 9780357130698

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Speculating with Currency Futures Assume that a March futures contract on Mexican pesos was available in January for $0.09 per unit. Also assume that forward contracts were available for the same settlement date at a price of $0.092 per peso. How could speculators capitalize on this situation, assuming zero transaction costs? How would such speculative activity affect the difference between the forward contract price and the futures price?

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