Assignment-4[1]

# Assignment-4[1] - IA-4 Solutions Chapter 11 11 Forward...

This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

IA-4 Solutions Chapter 11 11. Forward versus Money Market Hedge on Payables. Assume the following information: 90-day U.S. interest rate = 4% 90-day Malaysian interest rate = 3% 90-day forward rate of Malaysian ringgit = \$.400 Spot rate of Malaysian ringgit = \$.404 Assume that the Santa Barbara Co. in the United States will need 300,000 ringgit in 90 days. It wishes to hedge this payables position. Would it be better off using a forward hedge or a money market hedge? Substantiate your answer with estimated costs for each type of hedge. ANSWER: If the firm uses the forward hedge, it will pay out 300,000(\$.400) = \$120,000 in 90 days. If the firm uses a money market hedge, it will invest (300,000/1.03) = 291,262 ringgit now in a Malaysian deposit that will accumulate to 300,000 ringgit in 90 days. This implies that the number of U.S. dollars to be borrowed now is (291,262 × \$.404) = \$117,670. If this amount is borrowed today, Santa Barbara will need \$122,377 to repay the loan in 90 days (computed as \$117,670 × 1.04 = \$122,377). In comparison, the firm will pay out \$120,000 in 90 days if it uses the forward hedge and \$122,377 if it uses the money market hedge. Thus, it should use the forward hedge.

This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

### What students are saying

• As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

• I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

• The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern