This exposure can be mitigated through a foreign currency forward contract
The fair value of a foreign currency forward contract
will be affected by changes in the exchange rate, and the fair value of a put option for an available-for-sale security will be affected by changes in the fair value of the underlying security.
For example, assume a taxpayer undertakes to purchase a piece of equipment to be used in its trade or business and simultaneously enters into a foreign currency forward contract
(because the contract price was denominated in a foreign currency) to "fix" the price of the equipment in U.
For certain foreign currency derivatives, such as a foreign currency forward contract
The proper treatment of foreign currency forward contract
hedges of assets and liabilities denominated in a foreign currency is not easily discernible from the examples provided in the relevant statements (SFAS 52, Foreign Currency Translation; SFAS 133, Accounting for Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities; SFAS 138, Accounting for Certain Derivative Instruments and Certain Hedging Activities--an amendment of SFAS 133; and SFAS 149, Amendment of Statement 133 on Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities) or from the implementation guides from the FASB Derivatives Implementation Group (DIG).
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.
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.
Risk strategies: Foreign currency forward contracts
, interest rate swaps, commodity swaps.