Forces of Triangular Arbitrage You obtain the following quotes from different banks. One bank is willing to buy or sell Japanese yen at an exchange rate of 110 yen per dollar. A second bank is willing to buy or sell the Argentine peso at an exchange rate of $0.37 per peso. A third bank is willing to exchange Japanese yen at an exchange rate of 1 Argentine peso = 40 yen. Show how you can make a profit from triangular arbitrage and what your profit would be if you had $1,000,000. As investors engage in triangular arbitrage, explain how their actions affect each of the exchange rates until triangular arbitrage is no longer possible.

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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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Chapter 7, Problem 51QA
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Forces of Triangular Arbitrage You obtain the following quotes from different banks. One bank is willing to buy or sell Japanese yen at an exchange rate of 110 yen per dollar. A second bank is willing to buy or sell the Argentine peso at an exchange rate of $0.37 per peso. A third bank is willing to exchange Japanese yen at an exchange rate of 1 Argentine peso = 40 yen.

  1. Show how you can make a profit from triangular arbitrage and what your profit would be if you had $1,000,000.
  2. As investors engage in triangular arbitrage, explain how their actions affect each of the exchange rates until triangular arbitrage is no longer possible.

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