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Paper eres2001_213:
Exchange-Rate Risk Mitigation with Price-Level-Adjusting Mortgages:The Case of the Mexican UDI

id eres2001_213
authors Lipscomb, Joseph; Harvey, John and Hunt, Harold
year 2001
title Exchange-Rate Risk Mitigation with Price-Level-Adjusting Mortgages:The Case of the Mexican UDI
source 8th European Real Estate Society Conference (26-29 June 2001) Alicante, Spain
summary In 1995, Mexico introduced a credit system based on a price-level-adjusting unit of account called the Unidad de Inversion (UDI), which is Spanish for unit of investment. The Bank of Mexico maintains an UDI Index, which sets the peso value of an UDI on any given day. Loans denominated in UDIs maintain their purchasing power and provide a real rate of return in the local currency, pesos. The focus of this study is the real rate of return earned by dollar investors in UDI mortgages. Most dollar investors fear exposure to exchange rate losses in unstable currencies. We examine exchange rate patterns relative to purchasing-power-parity to find investment timing strategies that cause dollar investments in Mexico’s UDI mortgages to earn a real rate of return that equals or exceeds the fixed real rates earned by peso investors.
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session Real estate finance in the world
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