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If the link is insufficient, does this work?


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That is the idea of the Big Mac Index. You have one product, and would like to figure out what the “fair” exchange rate is based on the theory (application) of purchasing-power parity (PPP). The link to the economist above shows a computation for the relative over- / under- valuation: A Big Mac costs £3.49 in Britain and US$5.65 in the United States. The ...


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RUBUSD - how many RUB per USD TRYUSD - how many TRY per USD RUBTRY - how many RUB per TRY RUBUSD/TRYUSD = RUBTRY 64.42/4.48 = 14.3795 which is less RUB per TRY compared to the direct RUBTRY quote. Use your USD to get TRY - gives 4.48M Use TRY to get RUB - gives 64.4672M Use RUB to buy USD - gives ~ 1.000.732,692 USD If you are unsure about the direction, you ...


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Why would you need to hedge the full notional? Your currency exposure is via the margin (if you post in GBP) and the PNL, neither of which are anywhere near as much as the notional.


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A (credit-risk-free) cross-currency swap is just a portfolio of fx forwards. But bonds may have credit risk. There's a non-zero probability that the bond issuer will default, in which case all coupons disappear, and the bond holder is likely to be left with an accelerated claim on the remaining principal. Let's assume for simplicity that 1 your accounting is ...


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