1. a. Suppose the interest parity condition holds and that the domestic interest rate is greater than the foreign interest rate. What does this imply about the current versus future expected exchange rate? Explain.
b. Suppose the one-year nominal interest rate is 2.0% in the United States and 5.0% in Canada. Should you hold Canadian bonds or U.S. bonds? Explain
c. Suppose the CFO of a German corporation with surplus cash flow has 1 million Euros to invest. Suppose that interest rates on 1-year CD deposits in US banks are 2%, while rates on 1year CD deposits denominated in euros in German banks are currently 4.5%. Suppose further that the CFO expects that the (euro/$) exchange rate will increase from 1euro per $ to 1.1 euros per $ during the coming year. Should the CFO invest in CD’s denominated in dollars or in euros? Show your work of estimation to substantiate your response as credible!
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