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A US firm holds an asset in France and faces the following scenario State 1 State 2 State 3 State 4 Probability 25% 25% 25% 25% Spot rate

A U.S. firm holds an asset in France and faces the following scenario:

 

State 1

State 2

State 3

State 4

Probability

25%

25%

25%

25%

Spot rate

$1.20/€

$1.10/€

$1.00/€

$0.90/€

P*

€1500

€1400

€1300

€1200

P

$1,800

$1,540

$1,300

$1,080

In the above table, P* is the euro price of the asset held by the U.S. firm and P is the dollar price of the asset.

(a) Compute the exchange exposure faced by the U.S. firm.

(b) What is the variance of the dollar price of this asset if the U.S. firm remains unhedged against this exposure?

If the U.S. firm hedges against this exposure using the forward contract, what is the variance ofthe dollar value of the hedged position?

Provide an explanation for the result of your calculation.explanation please give in detail.

Please also give formula and explanation.

 

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