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TFI Hedge Example based on Forward Hedging
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EUR / USD in two months time
The following comparison below shows the profit margin of the client between (i) the client assuming the foreign exchange risk and (ii) hedging with a two month €100,000 forward contract under different EUR/USD exchange rates.
1.10
Invoice
$140,000
Euro Equivalent
€127,273
 
FX Risk
— Not Hedged —
Cost per Unit
€1,272
Profit per Unit
€128
Profit Margin
10%
 
FX Risk
— Hedged —
Forward Rate
1.06
Cost per Unit
€1,320
Profit per Unit
€80
Profit Margin
6%
1.05
Invoice
$140,000
Euro Equivalent
€133,333
 
FX Risk
— Not Hedged —
Cost per Unit
€1,333
Profit per Unit
€67
Profit Margin
5%
 
FX Risk
— Hedged —
Forward Rate
1.06
Cost per Unit
€1,320
Profit per Unit
€80
Profit Margin
6%
1.00
Invoice
$140,000
Euro Equivalent
€140,000
 
FX Risk
— Not Hedged —
Cost per Unit
€1.400
Profit per Unit
€0
Profit Margin
0%
 
FX Risk
— Hedged —
Forward Rate
1.06
Cost per Unit
€1,320
Profit per Unit
€80
Profit Margin
6%
— Without Hedge Vs Hedged shows the effects of the fluctuation of the rate that will have on the profit margin, in two months time.
— Hedged shows that Hedging removes currency risk.
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