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Vegas Manufacturing of Nevada, USA, has just signed a contract to buy equipment from Benz industry, a German firm, for Euro (€) 5,000,000.
The purchase was made in April with payment due three months later in July.
Vegas' CEO, Maria Gonzales, is considering hedging strategies to reduce the exchange rate risk arising from the purchase.
To help the CEO make a hedging decision you, Director of Finance, have gathered the following information.
-The spot exchange rate is $1.13/€
-Vegas' weighted cost of capital is 12%
-The Euro zone annual borrowing rate is 6%
-The Euro zone annual investment rate is 4%
-The U.S. annual borrowing rate is 9%
-The U.S. annual investment rate is 7%
-July put options fore 5,000,000; strike price $1.17, premium price is $ 0.022/€
-July call option for C 5,000,000; strike price $1.17, premium price is $ 0.014/€
-July forward rate on Euros is $ 1.147/€
What is the total cost ($) for the €5,000,000 payment with a money market hedge in July?
What is the total cost ($) for the € 5,000,000 payment with an option hedge in July if the exchange rate become $1.14/C?
What is the total cost ($) for the € 5,000,000 payment with a forward hedge in July if the exchange rate become $1.14/C?
You must show immediate steps and calculations in each strategy.
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