Most countries engage each other trade, which makes monetary issues becomes a very central topic in many countries. This paper contains some calculations demonstrating relationship between currencies. In this particular paper we concentrate on the Euro and the US dollar. The paper concludes by giving thoughts on how individuals can protect themselves when doing financial investments, how inflation affects exchange rates and finally lessons to be learn from differences between two country’s inflation.
International monetary relations
Converting Irish Euros into Dollars
1. 1.25 Euros = 1 dollar
1,000, 000 Euros = ? dollar
we cross multiply to get the value of x
1.25 = 1
1.25x = 1,000, 000
To get the value of x we divide both sides with 1.25
1.25x = 1,000,000
x = 1,000, 000
x = 800,000 US Dollars
2 .Interest in Ireland
Interest = P x r x t
1,000,000 x 5/100 x1
Interest is 50,000 so we add the interest to the initial amount to get what you will have at the end one year.
1,000, 000 + 50,000
= 1,050,000 Euros
Interest in the US
Part 1 above we saw the money in U. S dollars will be $ 800,000
Interest = P x r x t
= 800,000 x 2/100x 1
= 800,000 x 0.
02 x 1
The interest is $ 16,000 , so we add up the interest gained to the principal amount.
800,000 + 16000
= 816,000 US dollars
After one year we have seen the amount will be 1,050,000
1.30 Euros = 1 US dollar
1,050, 000 Euros = x dollars
We again cross multiply to get the value of x
1.30x = 1, 050, 000
To allow us to go to the next step we divide both sides with 1.30
1.30x = 1,050, 000
x = 1,050, 000
= 807, 692.3 US Dollars
I would rather leave my money in Ireland, because the value for money is high and also the interests rate for Ireland are higher which will enable me benefit more from the savings.
Banks and individuals can use covered interest rate to protect themselves when making international financial investments, which mainly yields from fluctuating currencies. Covered interest rate is a trade which involves a foreign currency. This is usually a government bond with a matching agreement to protect themselves against currency risk. This trade takes advantage of inconsistencies of interests to make a risk free profit.
Inflation has a major effect on exchange rates, when there is an inflation in a country, there will be tendency to have weak currencies. When a country experiences an inflation its currency will loosing against other currencies.
What I infer from this differences is that inflation has an effect on the interests rate Ireland interests seems to be higher than those of U.S. This is due to the fact that its inflation rate is higher than that of US. The interests rate for Ireland are Five percent while those for US is two percent. At the first instance, the Euro has a higher value but due to prolonged inflation it looses the value to the U. S dollar.
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