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The proportion of an amount loaned which a lender charges as interest to the borrower, normally expressed as an annual percentage. The interest rate is typically determined by a combination of market forces and monetary policy.

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Understanding annualized percentage rate of interest, real interest and nominal interest rate

I am having issues finding a solid example online that explains how the concepts surrounding the word interest relate to each other. I am after an example that presents a concise mathematical formula ...
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How do major global events interact with debt cycles?

I recently watched Ray Dalio's video on how the economy runs on short/long term debt cycles. However I was wondering how other major events impact economic growth: How does the short and long term ...
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Interest rate, bond problem

I am trying to solve the following problem: Debtor issued a bond on 20 000€ (including interest rate) with maturity rate of 8 months and interest rate of 8% per annum. Month later, the creditor ...
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Does 0% interest rate mean the minimum value of a currency?

I would like to know if there are other factors that can devalue a currency. I think the effect of the negative interest rates will not be much greater than the 0% interest rate because simply a very ...
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The Fed Lowered Interest Rates, Are they going to buy Bonds?

I originally asked this question on personal finance/money because I didn't know that this exchange site existed. link to same question at person finance/money. Someone on that site mentioned that it ...
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LM curve: How interest rate is changing without OMOs by the central bank?

The following is the gist from chapters - 3, 4 & 5 dealing with IS-LM model from Macroeconomics, Blanchard & Johnson, 6th edition. Equilibrium in the financial market implies an increase in ...
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The effect of Monetary Policy on Asset Price Inflation

My macroeconomics professor told the following: A decrease in interest rate causes that consumers rather spend their money on investments (stocks, houses) than put the money on the bank, and the ...
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What would mortgage payments be if monthly payments were constant in real terms?

From the Wikipedia: The fixed monthly payment for a fixed rate mortgage is the amount paid by the borrower every month that ensures that the loan is paid off in full with interest at the end of ...
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Calculating the amount paid for a loan in today's dollars

So I was trying to figure out the amount paid for a loan in today's dollars using two different methods but they give me different results. I was hoping that someone could explain which method is ...
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How to calculate the risk-free rate of cryptocurrencies?

For a conference I need to show the Sharpe ratio's of bitcoin portfolios using different trading strategies. To calculate the Sharpe ratio, I need the Bitcoin's risk-free rate. Risk-free rate for ...
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Interest rate - Price of Credit vs Price of Money

I read somewhere that interest rate as the price of money is wrong but rather it is the price of credit. Can someone elaborate and explain what this means?
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Relationship b/w consumption & increase in interest rate

Please help me clarify this- Case 1 - If interest rates increase then people will save more to reap the benefits and will cut down on their consumption(C) so Consumption will fall. Case 2 - Due to ...
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How does buying more of a foreign currency devalue a nation's currency?

If a country wants to devalue their countries, why does buying more of a foreign countries currency devalue their currency? I was reading the top answer from this question How does a country devalue ...
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Why loans/debt can cause inflation?

I learned that inflation can be a result of more loans or debt. When there are too much borrowers in the country, people will have more money to spend and the amount of products is the same so prices ...
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What would happen if fractional banking was phased out? [duplicate]

There are negative interest rates now and into the foreseeable future. This must mean there is too much money being offered compared to the demand for loans. Fractional banking acts as a multiplier on ...
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How does interest rate impact exchange rate?

When I’m using the forward exchange rate formula based on non-arbitrage theory, it tells me that a positive interest rate spread (i_domestic > i_foreign)would cause the forward exchange rate(units of ...
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Why did the EUR/USD go down immediately when the Fed cut interest rate?

I was following the Fed’s decision on interest rates. I thought if there is an interest rate cut, the EUR/USD will go up but contrary to that it went down on 07/31/2019 immediately after the decision ...
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Why don't governments exploit negative interest rates more than they currently do?

At the moment many governments, such as Finland's, are able to borrow money at negative interest rates. My question is: why don't they borrow as much money as possible while interest rates are ...
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Effect of interest rates on currencies

I always understood that high interest rates in country A attract investors and cause the currency to appreciate. However, the interest rate parity theory suggests that high interest rates weaken a ...
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Negative interest rates and banks

What effects do negative interest rates from a central bank have on banks? What are the takeaways from negative rates in Europe and Japan?
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Relationship between Growth in Purchasing Power and Real Interest Rate equations

My textbook gives these two equations including the real interest rate and says that the second equation (b) can be arrived at from the first (a), but doesn't explain how. rr = Real Interest Rate, r =...
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Gross interest rate ($R$) v. Net interest rate ($R-1$)

I am reading a macro-finance article that deals with asset financing. While it defines the gross interest rate to be $R$, it defines the net interest rate to be $r\equiv R-1$. In equilibrium, the ...
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Why are mortgage rates in USA so high compared to Europe?

What are the main reasons of high mortgage rates in USA compared to central Europe? In central Europe mortgage rates are about 75%-100% lower than in USA. For data on mortgage rates see: https://www....
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Why do prices go up when the central bank increases money supply?

From my understanding, when the money supply curve shifts to the right, interest rates go down, it follows that the price level decreases and the prices should go down? Thanks in advance.
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Relation between Inflation and Bank deposit interest rate?

I have my own novice theory that bank pays you interest for your deposit so that the value of principal amount remains the same in the future (as due to inflation, the price of the commodity will rise ...
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Calculation of Inflation and purchasing power

kindly I'm stuck in this problem instead of many attempts through net present value and other discounted cash flow methods, some one could give me a detailed information and answers on this problem : (...
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Is charging of interest inherently rent seeking?

Is the real interest rate component of interest (excluding default risk premium, etc) inherently rent seeking? The real interest rate is typically considered to repay the opportunity cost of lending ...
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Uncovered Interest Rate Parity Assumptions (UIRP)

When learning about UIRP i have naturally come across the assumptions under which it may hold. However i am having trouble understanding the role of these assumptions and what the actual consequences ...
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Is a loan lent with a rate under the inflation rate free money?

Suppose we have an inflation in a country with an annual 2% and we get a loan for an annual 1% (real interest). Is the money we receive free? This is a common practice in some European countries, ...
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Does commercial paper usually carry a higher yield than corporate bonds? Why?

In Banking: A Very Short Introduction, Goddard and Wilson write: [Commercial paper] usually carries a higher yield than corporate bonds. But aren't corporate bonds longer term than commercial ...
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Extraction of Inflation Expectation from bond yields

In my introductory monetary economics course we have learned that inflation expectations can be calculated by comparing yields on index-linked and conventional bonds of equal maturity and assuming a ...
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Why is an inverted yield curve NOT a good predictor for recessions except in the US?

I am trying to better understand the mechanism (if there is one) behind an inverted yield curve predicting - or causing, as some would argue - a recession. In order to do that, I'm trying to ...
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Why are the Fed's goals often described as the “dual mandate” and not the “triple mandate”?

The Federal Reserve Act Section 2A states: The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Open Market Committee shall maintain long run growth of the monetary and credit ...
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Tax Cuts Affect on Economy?

If we look at the equation for national Savings = S(priv) + S(pub) = [Y-C+Tran-T] + [T-G-Tran] = Y - C - G . We see that Tax falls out of the equation. Therefore, does that mean changes in taxation ...
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Predicting Shifts in Supply and Demand for Loanable Funds

I know the answer is A.  but I need an explanation on why. I thought government savings would decrease since they have less tax revenue, shifting savings left and interest rates up. I could see how ...
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Central bank rate hikes and credit demand

Can someone help me unpack the quoted statement below? Trying to understand how the supply of credit influences the fed raising rates. I guess, why do rates rise or fall in conjunction if the fed ...
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How does raising interest rates calm inflation?

My understanding is that by raising interest rates, domestic CPI indices are less likely to rise signicantly. However, raising interest rates also attracts capital inflows and can create asset bubbles....
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Why do higher real interest rates increase land value?

I'm using this equation to calculate market value of land based on the levied land value tax: y = market land value x = land value tax r = real interest rate a = real time-independent land value i = ...
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Monetary economics: What is the causality between nominal and real interest rates?

I am very much confused about the causality between real and nominal interest rates, in monetary policy. So we know the Fisher equation: $$i_t = r_t + E \pi_{t+1}$$ Now imagine that the central bank ...
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If interest rate increases and consumption in the present increases, is present consumption a normal good?

I recently wrote an economics quiz and one of the questions was: Suppose "r" is the interest rate that prevails between the present and the future. If "r" increases and a household chooses to ...
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Why does raising interest rates work?

Why does the federal raising interest rates actually have an effect on the economy? The typical answer is that it reduces money supply by incentivizing saving and increasing cost of loans. But couldn'...
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Would capitalism without banks work?

According to Merriam-Webster's dictionary, capitalism is "an economic system characterized by private or corporate ownership of capital goods, by investments that are determined by private decision, ...
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Fixed-income investment in a low interest-rate environment

From an investment perspective, it seems to me that a low interest-rate environment can yield to some relatively "un-risky" profits. As the interest-rate can barely go lower, we now it should rise ...
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Understanding interest rates

When a central bank 'pays' interest rate X / year, what does it mean exactly? Is that pure money printing? Where does that money (interest rate) come from? does it increase the debt of the country? A ...
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Why are future expenses considered less costly than expenses in the present?

I understand that future income is less valuable than income in the present because of the concept of present value, where money available today can be invested to earn interest or can be spent to ...
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Why can an increase in inflation rate, increase interest rates?

A Random Walk Down Wall Street (2015 11 ed). pp. 224 Bottom - 225 Top.   Changes in the rate of inflation will similarly tend to have a systematic influence on the returns from common stocks. This ...
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Daily variable for inflation

I was wondering if there is a way to account for daily inflation data. I have daily short-term interest rates, and I would like to convert them to real short-term interest rates. Can I just average ...
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Are Investments positively or negatively correlated with interest rate

Having just begun self-studying economics, I apologise if this question is too simple. Do investments increase or decrease with increased interest rate? According to the small, closed economy model (...
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Long-,short-term interest rates and inflation

I just read about the "dynamics" of long-, short-term intreset rates and inflation. Does the logic go as follows? Centrals banks determine interest rates which in turn determine the short term rates. ...
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Effect of risk premium on the money demand (LM curve)

In short, I'm having problems understanding the LM curve, as the explanation given by the picture is for me, the 4th row is counter intuitive. When risk premium increases it causes the interest rates ...