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Spot exchange rates

Spot Exchange Rate

The exchange rate for which two parties agree to trade two currencies at the present moment. The spot exchange rate is usually at or close to the current market rate because the transaction occurs in real time and not at some point in the future. Some analysts believe that forward rates are an accurate predictor of future spot rates, though many others dispute this. See also: Forward exchange.
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t;t+T], number of units of currency j per unit currency i, denote the indirect quotes of spot exchange rate and 365T-day forward exchange rate at time t, respectively.
Equation (4) implies directly that the forward exchange rate is equal to the market expectations of the future spot exchange rate.
t+k] is the rate of depreciation of the spot exchange rate between t and t+k.
The above tables give, for all parities, the results of modelling of the change of spot exchange rate as a function of changes in the forward exchange rate as well as the level of disequilibrium in the cointegrating relationship.
Because the forward price is linked to the spot price through covered interest parity, intervention in the forward market can influence the spot exchange rate.
That notion was extended to hedges of foreign-currency instruments remeasured at current spot exchange rates with the resulting gain or loss reported in earnings.
The evidence indicates that the greater the intensity of country risk events, the greater the conditional variance of spot exchange rates, and the greater the associated foreign exchange market bid-ask spread.
Spot exchange rates and all futures rates should increase.
Since over long periods the forward exchange rates tend to be more or less approximate estimates of the values of the spot exchange rates on the dates the forward exchange contracts mature, the cost of hedging tends to approximate zero.
Copeland (1991) tests five daily spot exchange rates for consistency with the EMH.
But if trade in goods and services is unresponsive in the short run to movements in spot exchange rates, the supply of domestic-currency assets in the foreign exchange market does not increase, and the prices of domestic currency in terms of foreign currencies (exchange rates) must rise to reestablish equilibrium in the foreign exchange market.
He also covers the theoretical relationships among expected future spot exchange rates, forward exchange rates, and efficient markets, while leaving the empirical observations to Part III.