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Author O'Brien, Thomas J., author
Title Introduction to foreign exchange rates / Thomas J. O'Brien
Imprint New York, New York (222 East 46th Street, New York, NY 10017) : Business Expert Press, 2013
Edition First edition
Descript 1 online resource (187 pages)
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computer rdamedia
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Series Finance and financial management collection
2013 digital library
Finance and financial management collection
Note Part of: 2013 digital library
Includes bibliographical references (pages [179-181]) and index
Foreign exchange rates -- Foreign exchange rate volatility -- Purchasing power parity -- Extensions of purchasing power parity -- Interest rates and foreign exchange -- Topics in uncovered interest rate parity -- Forward FX contracts -- Foreign exchange transaction exposure -- Case. Houston Marine Electronics -- Notes -- References -- Index
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As managers expand their international business operations, they are confronted by the puzzling and vexing world of foreign exchange (FX) rates. This text is designed as a resource that can help managers quickly understand and navigate the FX market. The text may be used as an introductory module in a course in international finance, whether the course is oriented to international markets, international investments, or international corporate finance. The primary intended audience is an applied MBA course aimed at executives, managers, and would-be managers. After an introduction to FX rates, the text covers the important topic FX rate valuation. It is important for managers to understand when an FX rate is incorrectly valued, as this situation may have a bearing on corporate decisions on strategy, risk management, capital structure, and overseas investments and operations. The text also covers the mechanics of forward FX contracts, and their use in managing the risk of future foreign currency cash flows. The text includes a case that unifies the ideas. The case company is faced with FX exposure in the revenues from a proposed new foreign customer. The decision maker applies the text material to evaluate whether the FX rate is over-, under-, or correctly valued. The final decisions are whether to expand sales to the foreign market and whether to hedge the FX risk
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries
Link Print version: 9781606497364
Subject Foreign exchange rates
foreign exchange rates
international parity conditions
purchasing power
interest rates
forward FX contracts
hedging
FX transaction exposure
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