Changes in the Forward Rate Assume that interest rate parity exists and will continue to exist. As of this morning, the one-month interest rate in the United States was higher than the one-month interest rate in the eurozone. Assume that as a result of the European Central Bank’s monetary policy this afternoon, the one-month interest rate of the euro increased and is now higher than the U.S. one-month interest rate. The one-month interest rate in the United States remained unchanged. Based on the information, do you think the one-month forward rate of the euro exhibited a discount or premium this morning? How did the forward premium change this afternoon?

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International Financial Management

14th Edition
Madura
Publisher: Cengage
ISBN: 9780357130698
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International Financial Management

14th Edition
Madura
Publisher: Cengage
ISBN: 9780357130698

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Changes in the Forward Rate Assume that interest rate parity exists and will continue to exist. As of this morning, the one-month interest rate in the United States was higher than the one-month interest rate in the eurozone. Assume that as a result of the European Central Bank’s monetary policy this afternoon, the one-month interest rate of the euro increased and is now higher than the U.S. one-month interest rate. The one-month interest rate in the United States remained unchanged.

  1. Based on the information, do you think the one-month forward rate of the euro exhibited a discount or premium this morning?
  2. How did the forward premium change this afternoon?

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