US Dollar and Japanese Yen
A) What is the spot exchange rate for the US dollar on Monday, 14th , 2007 vis-à-vis the yen ? What are the 30-day, 60 and 90-day forward exchanges rates?
b) Is the Japanese yen at a forward premium or forward discount relative to the US dollar?
c) What was the spot rate on March 14, 2006 (exactly one year ago). Comparing that to the current quote ,has the Japanese dollar appreciated or depreciated?
d) If you expect to be paid 100 million yen by a Japanese buyer in 90 days, is there any simple way to hedge the risk arising from this future payment based on the data you have seen so far?
Use wall street journal or the financial times, and the pacific exchange rate service at http://fx.sauder,ubc.ca/