Hello, First time posting on here but have had great success finding solutions to my problems in the past. I have a curly question regarding currency receipts and a quote for the spot price given “verbally” The problem is copied and pasted below and for reference the answer is A. I however cannot for the life of me obtain the answer.
- An Australian export company wishes to sell its euro receipts, € 500,000, through an FX dealer and receives the following quote: ‘Aussie euro spot is one-twenty fifty-five to sixty five’. What is the value of the export receipt?
I obtained the exchange rate as AUD/EUR=1.2055-65 then tried multiplying 1/1.2055(taking the bid price) by 500,000
this gave me 414,765.66.
If someone could please explain where I have gone wrong would be greatly appreciated.