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1.   Data is available on the St. Louis Federal Reserve database and in category 15 find data on the daily dollar exchange rates for the Euro (DEXUSEU), British pound (DEXUSUK), and Japanese Yen (DEXUSJPUS)

2.    Then find data on the daily three-month LIBOR (London Interbank Offer Rate) (*in category 22); for the United States Dollar (USD3M-TD156N), the Euro (EUR3MTD156N), the British Pound (GBP3MTD156N), and the Japanese Yen (JPY3M-TD156N)

*(LIBOR is a measure of interest rates denominated in each country's respective currency)

A)     Calculate the difference between the LIBOR (London Interbank Offer Rate) rate in the United States and the LIBOR rates in the three other countries using the data from one year ago and the most recent data available.

B)     Based on the changes in interest rate differentials, do you expect the dollar to depreciate or appreciate against other currencies? Why? Explain by using references from academic journal articles and other credible sources.

C)     Report the percentage change in the exchange rates over the past year. Are the results you predicted in part (B) consistent with the actual exchange rate behavior? Explain with credible sources.

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