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On January 10 Volkswagen agrees to import auto parts worth $7 million from the US The parts will be delivered on March 4 and are payable immediately in dollars VW decides to hedge its dollar posit

On January 10, Volkswagen agrees to import auto parts worth $7 million from the U.S. The parts will be delivered on March 4 and are payable immediately in dollars. VW decides to hedge its dollar position by entering into futures contracts The spot rate is $1.3447/and the March 4th futures price is $1.3502/.Calculate the number of futures contracts that VW needs. (Assume a futures contract size of 125,000). On March 4th, the spot rate turns out to be $1.3452/, while the March 4th futures price is $1.3468/Calculate VW's net euro gain or loss on its futures position. Compare cost of buy mg $7,000,000 with hedging to the cost of buying $7,000,000 without hedging.

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