# Question: Suppose the 1 year copper forward price were 0 80 instead of

Suppose the 1-year copper forward price were \$0.80 instead of \$1. If XYZ were to sell forward its expected copper production, what is its estimated profit 1 year from now? Should XYZ produce copper? What if the forward copper price is \$0.45?
•XYZ mines copper, with fixed costs of \$0.50/lb and variable cost of \$0.40/lb.
•Wirco produces wire. It buys copper and manufactures wire. One pound of copper can be used to produce one unit of wire, which sells for the price of copper plus \$5. Fixed cost per unit is \$3 and noncopper variable cost is \$1.50.
•Telco installs telecommunications equipment and uses copper wire fromWirco as an input. For planning purposes, Telco assigns a fixed revenue of \$6.20 for each unit of wire it uses.
The 1-year forward price of copper is \$1/lb. The 1-year continuously compounded interest rate is 6%. One-year option prices for copper are shown in the table below.17
In your answers, at a minimum consider copper prices in 1 year of \$0.80, \$0.90, \$1.00, \$1.10, and \$1.20.

\$1.99
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