Speculating with Currency Options The spot rate of the New Zealand dollar is \$0.77. A call option on New Zealand dollars with a one-year expiration date has an exercise price of \$0.78 and a premium of \$0.04. A put option on New Zealand dollars at the money with a one-year expiration date has a premium of \$0.03. You expect that the New Zealand dollar’s spot rate will decline over time and will be \$0.71 in one year. Today, Dawn purchased call options on New Zealand dollars with a one-year expiration date. Estimate her profit or loss per unit at the end of one year. (Assume that the options would be exercised on the expiration date or not at all.) Today, Mark sold put options on New Zealand dollars at the money with a one-year expiration date. Estimate his profit or loss per unit at the end of one year. (Assume that the options would be exercised on the expiration date or not at all.)

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International Financial Management

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International Financial Management

14th Edition
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ISBN: 9780357130698

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Chapter 5, Problem 42QA
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Speculating with Currency Options The spot rate of the New Zealand dollar is \$0.77. A call option on New Zealand dollars with a one-year expiration date has an exercise price of \$0.78 and a premium of \$0.04. A put option on New Zealand dollars at the money with a one-year expiration date has a premium of \$0.03. You expect that the New Zealand dollar’s spot rate will decline over time and will be \$0.71 in one year. Today, Dawn purchased call options on New Zealand dollars with a one-year expiration date. Estimate her profit or loss per unit at the end of one year. (Assume that the options would be exercised on the expiration date or not at all.) Today, Mark sold put options on New Zealand dollars at the money with a one-year expiration date. Estimate his profit or loss per unit at the end of one year. (Assume that the options would be exercised on the expiration date or not at all.)

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