Interest Rates

Interest rates affect everyone from consumers to businesses to entire nations. They are a tool of monetary policy set by central banks and used as a benchmark for business and consumer borrowing.

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Who Determines Interest Rates?
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How Blended Rates Work
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Understanding Interest Rate Sensitivity
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What a Low Interest Rate Environment Really Means
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Calculate the interest earned when interest payments are reinvested
How the Vasicek Interest Rate Model Works
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Reading Into the Legal Rate of Interest
Interest Rate Arbitrage Strategy: How It Works
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4 Ways Simple Interest Is Used in Real Life
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How the London Interbank Bid Rate (LIBID) Works
Reading Into Negative Interest Rate Environments
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Understanding Real vs. Nominal Interest Rates
What Is the Overnight Rate?
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Discrete Compounding vs. Continuous Compounding: What's the Difference?
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How the Cox-Ingersoll-Ross Model (CIR) Works
Euro Interbank Offer Rate (Euribor)
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Target Rate Definition
What Is an Inflation Hawk?
What Is a Negative Interest Rate?
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Continuous Compound Interest
Sterling Overnight Interbank Average Rate (SONIA)
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Hong Kong Interbank Offered Rate (HIBOR)
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The Federal Funds, Prime, and LIBOR Rates
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Singapore Interbank Offered Rate (SIBOR)
Mumbai Interbank Forward Offer Rate (MIFOR)
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Prime Rate Definition
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How Central Banks Affect Interest Rates
Interest Rate Derivative Definition
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What Is a Tight Monetary Policy?
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Managing Interest Rate Risk
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What Is Nominal Interest Rate?
Real Interest Rate Definition
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What Does a Low Federal Funds Rate Mean?
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Federal Discount Rate Definition
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How Are Treasury Bill Interest Rates Determined?
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The 5 Countries With the Lowest Interest Rates
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What Is a Reference Rate?
Market Segmentation Theory Definition
What Is a Bank Rate?
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How Do Interest Rates Change Spending Habits in the Economy?
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How Interest Rates Affect Private Equity
Why Do Interest Rates Change?
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Maturity Gap Definition
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11th District Cost of Funds Index (COFI)
Federal Funds Rate vs. LIBOR: What's the Difference?
Stockholm Interbank Offered Rate (STIBOR)
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What Is the Key Rate?
Why Interest Rates Affect Everyone
What Happens to Interest Rates During a Recession?
What Does Daily Interest Accrual Mean?
How Interest Rates are Related to Open Market Operations
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How Is LIBOR Determined?
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Biased Expectations Theory Definition
Understanding the Emirates Interbank Offered Rate (EIBOR)
What Does Market Segmentation Theory Assume About Interest Rates?
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Stated Annual Interest Rate Definition
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How do interest rates influence a corporation's capital structure?
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Interest Rate Index

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