Refer to the table 6.1. If wheat farmers expect a return of 8.0% on their investment in wheat, what is the approximate implied increase in wheat commodity prices over the next 6 months?
Refer to the table 6.1. Given a lease rate of 7.0% on the 24-month corn forward contract, what is the approximate potential arbitrage profit per contract?
Refer to the table 6.1. The lease rate on the 6-month soybean contract is 0.35%. What is the implied annual storage cost if the cost is continuously paid and proportional?
The spot price of gasoline is 258 cents per gallon and the annualized risk free interest rate is 4.0%. Given a lease rate of 1.0%, a continuously paid storage rate of 0.5%, and a convenience yield of 0.75%, what is the no-arbitrage price range of a 1-year forward contract (in cents)?
Answer
265.19 to 267.19
258 to 265.19
258 to 267.19
247.16 to 265.19
Question 8
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Nine-month gold futures are trading for $1565 per ounce. The spot price is $1509 per ounce. LIBOR during each of the upcoming 4 quarters is listed as 1.04%, 1.22%, 1.30%, and 1.35%, respectively. Calculate the 9-month lease rate on the futures contract.
Answer
2.4%
2.1%
1.3%
0.0%
Question 9
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Forward prices for gold, in dollars per ounce, for the next five years are 1350, 1400, 1560, 1675, and 1756, respectively. A mine can be opened for 3 years at a cost of $2,000. Annual mining costs are a constant $500 and interest rates are 5.0%. When should the mine be opened to maximize NPV?
Answer
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Never
Question 10
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The 6-month futures price for oil is $96.60 per barrel (or 2.30 cents per gallon). The 6-month futures prices for gasoline and heating oil are 2.50 cents and 2.15 cents, respectively. What is the gross margin on a simple 3-2-1 crack spread?
Answer
$0.25
$0.35
$0.54
$0.68
Question 11
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The spot price of corn is $5.85 per bushel. The opportunity cost of capital for an investor is 0.5% per month. If storage costs of $0.04 per bushel per month are factored in, all else being equal, what is the likely price of a 4-month forward contract?
Answer
$5.808
$5.736
$5.968
$6.006
Question 12
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The spot price of corn is $5.82 per bushel. The opportunity cost of capital for an investor is 0.6% per month. If storage costs of $0.03 per bushel per month are factored in, all else being equal, what is the future value of storage costs over a 6-month period?
Answer
$0.1534
$0.1684
$0.1772
$0.1827
Question 13
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Oil is selling at a spot price of $42.00 per barrel. Oil can be stored at a cost of $0.42 per barrel per month. The opportunity cost of capital is 7.2% per year (or 0.6% per month). What is the gain or loss realized by an oil refinery that floats its exposure and purchases oil on the spot market in 2 months at a price of $43.00 per barrel, instead of hedging with a forward contract?