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Uncertainty and Option Premiums At 10:30 a.m., the media reported news that the Mexican government’s political problems were reduced, which reduced the expected volatility of the Mexican peso against the dollar over the next month. The spot rate of the Mexican peso was $.13 as of 10 a.m. and remained at that level all morning. At 10 a.m., Hilton Head Co. purchased a call option at the money on 1 million Mexican pesos with an expiration date 1 month from now. At 11:00 a.m., Rhode Island Co. purchased a call option at the money on 1 million pesos with a December expiration date 1 month from now. Did Hilton Head Co. pay more, less, or the same as Rhode Island Co. for the options? Briefly explain.

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