Practice Questions 4

Practice Questions 4 - Sample Questions for last of course The questions highlighted in yellow pertain to exchange rates We did not cover that in

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Sample Questions for last ¼ of course The questions highlighted in yellow pertain to exchange rates. We did not cover that in Fall 2010. 1. Today, most major currency exchange rates are floating, not fixed. True ______, False _______ 2. Assume that Intel common stock is currently trading at $75 per share and that you have entered into a short position on a 3-month European call option on Intel with a strike price of $75. The best outcome for you will be if Intel's price ends up being well above $75 when the option expires. True ______, False _______ 3. In a put option, the premium that the long position must pay to the short position increases with the time-to-maturity for the option. True ______, False _______ 4. In a call option, the premium that the long position must pay to the short position increases with the strike price of the option. True ______, False _______ 5. Assume that your parents are farmers and that they raise wheat. One way for them to limit their exposure to wheat price changes prior to the harvest is to take a long position in a futures contract on wheat. True ______, False _______ 6. The currency of a country with a low expected rate of inflation will generally appreciate relative to the currency of a country with high inflation. True ______, False _______ 7. In the early 1980's, the Yen/$ exchange rate was ~ 208 Yen/$. Today, it is approximately 115 Yen/$. Over that time frame, the Yen has depreciated . True ______, False _______ 8. A futures contract differs from a forward contract in that the long position on a futures contract is committed to buy the underlying asset at the maturity date while the long position on a forward contract has the right, but not the obligation, to buy the underlying asset at the maturity date. True ______, False _______ 9. The $/Euro exchange rate is a floating exchange rate. True _______ False _______ 10. Most major currency exchange rates in today’s economy are fixed. True _______ False _______ 11. In the Purchasing Power Parity formula on the formula sheet, $ ¥ spot E is the exchange rate that you could lock in today, guaranteeing the rate at which you could exchange yen for $ (or vice- versa) at some point in the future. True _______ False _______
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This note was uploaded on 06/22/2011 for the course FINA 363 taught by Professor Masoudie during the Fall '10 term at South Carolina.

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Practice Questions 4 - Sample Questions for last of course The questions highlighted in yellow pertain to exchange rates We did not cover that in

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