stamp duty recorded in general and administrative expenses; $145 million gain in other non-operating (expense) income related to euro-denominated bank balances associated with the upfront cash consideration for the acquisition of Visa Europe; and $42 million loss in other non-operating (expense) income related to currency forward contracts
entered into to mitigate a portion of the foreign currency exchange rate risk associated with the upfront cash consideration for the acquisition of Visa Europe.
All of Deutsche Bank's currency-hedged ETFs are fully hedged with currency forward contracts
, as is the WisdomTree fund.
By investing in their related unhedged, parent iShares ETFs (EFA, EWG and EWJ) and implementing foreign currency forward contracts
, iShares Currency Hedged ETFs provide an easy and cost-effective way to mitigate unwanted currency risk.
As a result, income before foreign currency forward contracts
(gains)/losses, finance and income tax expenses of CAN 7.
These considerable factors include the use of short and long positions in commodity futures contracts, swaps, currency forward contracts
and other derivatives.
Foreign Currency Forward Contracts
for Forecasted FX Transactions
Although the definition of a foreign currency contract provided in 1256(g)(2) may be read to include a foreign currency option contract, the legislative history of the Technical Corrections Act of 1982, which amended 1256 to include foreign currency contracts, indicates that the Congress intended to extend [section] 1256 treatment only to foreign currency forward contracts
that are traded on the interbank market.
currency forward contracts
(which lock in the price of a currency for settlement at a specified future date).
FX management traditionally has involved the purchase of currency forward contracts
to achieve offsetting results (hedging) and debt management in local or home country currencies.
They also invest in their unhedged parent ETFs--iShares MSCI EAFE (EFA), Germany (EWG) and Japan (EWJ)-- and implementing foreign currency forward contracts
, the hedged ETFs provide a way to mitigate unwanted currency risk.
Companies use foreign currency forward contracts
to hedge against changes in currency exchange rates of an existing asset or liability, a firm commitment, or a forecasted transaction.