## Outline the strategy and the profit from location arbitrage.

LOCATIONAL ARBITRAGE:

The following quotes for the Brazilian Real (US \$ per Br. Real) are available in two different banks:

Bank X Bank Y

Bid \$0.3120/Br. Real \$0.3452/Br. Real

You have 1 million dollars. Outline the strategy and the profit from location arbitrage.
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