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1)Monetary policy in the US, especially the desire to increase interest rates, will have international repercussions. One of these will be to strengthen an already strong dollar. Please discuss the consequences of increasing interest rates on the US economy, taking into consideration the global ramifications. 

2) 

  1. Examine Option Strategy 

Options Strategy:  Using the readings and/or other sources (e.g., http://www.numa.com, http://www.cboe.com, etc.) select an option investing or hedging strategy for a foreign exchange currency, a single stock or equity index that you would like to explore.  Then, find a current option(s) price quotation that you would use to implement the strategy that you selected.  After designing the options strategy, you should:

(a) Explain the strategy and the option contract(s) that you selected to implement it, along with the current price quotation(s).

(b) Discuss your expectations about how the transaction will perform from implementation to expiration.

  1. Identify Useful Derivatives Website –

Identify a website (not previously identified) that deals with the valuation and use of options?

What valuable information is provided by this website?

Explain, with specific examples, how the website is useful to investors and analysts?

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