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The multiplier for a futures contract on a certain stock market index is $250. The matu- rity of the contract is one year, the current level of the index is 1,000, and the risk-free interest rate is .2% per month. The dividend yield on the index is .1% per month. Suppose that after one month, the stock index is at 1,020. (LO 17-1)
Find the cash flow from the mark-to-market proceeds on the contract. Assume that the parity condition always holds exactly.
Find the holding-period return if the initial margin on the contract is $10,000.
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