CFA Practice Question

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CFA Practice Question

Calculate the profit (in USD) on a triangular arbitrage opportunity as follows: start with $1,000, 000, buy Australian dollars at AUD1.95/$, buy New Zealand dollars at NZD1.29/AUD, buy U.S. dollars at NZD2.38/$.
Correct Answer: $56,933

Formula is as follows: $1,000,000 * 1.95 * 1.29 / 2.38 = 1,056,933 - $1,000,000 = $56,933.

User Contributed Comments 1

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mtsimone AU/US * NZ/AU = 1.95AU/1US * 1.29NZ/1AU.
AUs cancel, so (1.95 *1.29NZ)/1US = 2.551NZ/US ask.
2.551ask/2.38ask = 1.056933 round trip - 1 inv = arb.
I have to try to keep it simple...
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