Define spot, forward, and swap transactions in the foreign exchange market and give an example of how each could be used.
Swap and forward transactions account for an insignificant portion of the foreign exchange market.
A foreign exchange ________ is the price of one currency expressed in terms of another currency. A foreign exchange ________ is a willingness to buy or sell at the announced rate.
A) quote; rate
B) quote; quote
C) rate; quote
D) rate; rate
Most foreign exchange transactions are through the U.S. dollar. If the transaction is expressed as the foreign currency per dollar this known as ________ whereas ________ are expressed as dollars per foreign unit.
A) European terms; indirect
B) American terms; direct
C) American terms; European terms
D) European terms; American terms