Questions tagged [interest-rate]

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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Why does central banks lowering interest rate incentivize more borrowing?

I'm a layman trying to understand how the US monetary system works. I'm particularly interested in how the Federal Reserve can create inflation without printing new dollars and putting them in M1. My ...
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Is this formula correct (monthly payments for a loan over time charging compounded interest while decreasing principal)?

I'm trying to derive a formula that I can use to optimize payments for my student loans. I'm not sure if Economics.SE is the best place for this because it is pretty math based, but the problem I have ...
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What Interest Rate used to calculate opportunity cost?

What Interest Rate used to calculate opportunity cost (Calculating Future Value/Present Value)? Usually in the textbook it said that the rate used is government bonds interest rate(since it's risk ...
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Find indifferent interest rate [closed]

2 refrigerator are available to purchase A,B: Initial Price/Interest rate per year A=$400/$100/year Initial Price/Interest rate per year B=$340/$120/year At what interest rate would you be indifferent ...
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Effects between price level and interest rate

I'm looking at the relationship between the price level and the interest rate in an economy. If the price level goes up, with fixed nominal money supply, the real money supply goes down, therefore, ...
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IS curve, interest rate and consumption

It is possible for the interest rate to affect the expenditure with consumption. An increase in the interest rate could, in principle, lead to increases in savings and, that way, to a decrease in ...
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Why is the Fed worried about short term interest rates going negative?

I refer to the following article: https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-02-25/negative-interest-rates-could-be-trouble-unless-fed-acts, notably the following paragraph: Market observers ...
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Meaning of high bond yields [duplicate]

Lately, rising longer-maturity bond yields have been in the news. Many people write as though the rising yields show that "the market" believes that the Federal Reserve will raise interest ...
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Seemingly contradictory relationship between bond yields and economic growth?

I have a few seemingly contradictory ways of viewing the relationship between economic growth and bond yields: Reductions in FFR are largely induced by IOER. Since IOER and bonds are competing ...
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Risks asscoiated short term stimulus as interest rates approach zero

TL;DR Government interest rates are approaching zero. What are the risks to borrowing large sums in the current enviroment? Would inflation occur? Full Story I was recently reading an article about ...
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How does the treasury determine the rates of the bonds they sell?

My understanding is that price and yields are determined via supply and demand. How are the interest rates determined when the bonds are auctioned off?
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How can an economy pay for all the products it produces?

How can the totality of an economy pay for all the products it produces, if the initial amount of money in the system (before the profits on all of the products is realized) is less than the amount of ...
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New Keynesian IS curve: question about time dependence

A simple version of the new-Keynesian IS cuve is given as follows: $$ \ln Y_{t} =\ln Y_{t+1} -\frac{1}{\theta} r_t. $$ Here $r_t$ is the real interest rate and $1/\theta$ is the cross elasticity of ...
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Negative Interest Rates and Pension Funds [closed]

How do negative interest rates impact the future prospect and business model of (defined benefit) pension funds? What could be winning investment strategies for pension funds in a negative interest ...
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Is it easier to borrow money during a recession or high inflation period?

During a recession the FED applies expansionary monetary policies while during high inflation periods it contracts the money supply which respectively lowers and raises interests rates. Given that ...
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Why it is important to observe if the 10Y treasury yield moves nowadays?

in the context of low yields, where fed continues with fiscal stimulus, I've heard from many economists that this week the 10Y treasury rate has been finally increasing. In which situation is this ...
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Uses of simple interest

Recently I started to read again Brealey & Myers's "Principles of Corporate Finance" (an older edition I hold it since I attended to the university course on Economics and Corporate ...
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Dynamics of interest rates, exchange rates and bond prices within the UIP

There are already a few questions about the workings of the UIP and the exchange rate. What I have basically taken from those discussions is that one always has to distinguish between the spot rate ...
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Why did Mexico have such a high deposit rate in the 70's despite fixed exchange rate?

Why did Mexico have a high deposit rate in the 70's? Why would a bank want to pay the public such a high interest rate?
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Negative Interest Rates - incentive to lend? [duplicate]

I was reading up on negative interest rates on Investopedia, where they clamed this: The negative interest rate is meant to be an incentive for banks to make loans during a period in which they would ...
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overnight index swaps OIS

I'm writing a paper where I am using expected federal funds rates at different horizons and wanted to use the OIS as a proxy for what the market expects the FFR to be post FOMC-meetings. However, I ...
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A question regarding eurodollar futures rate

I am reading a paper, and cannot understand this part. In the second line, it is said that the pay off on this futures contract equals one minus the current annualized 3 month LIBOR rate in the ...
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Calculate dividend yield using cumulative dividend and price

I just learned basic theory of option pricing and I'm doing some exercise. There is a problem about dividend yield. Suppose we are given cross-sectional data like this: where $S$ is the price of ...
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What is the state of the art in capital theory?

In the first half of the 20th century a great deal was written about capital theory, including writers such as Hayek, Böhm-Bawerk, Sraffa, Knight, Robinson and Fisher. Many of these figures debated ...
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What is the relation between the USD Swaps Rates and US treasuries?

I understand a swap rate is the fixed leg on a IRS (source), and a swap spread is the difference between a swap rate and the interest rate of a US treasury of the same/similar maturity. (source) I ...
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How does fed cutting federal fund rate affect student loan

If fed cuts rate, it means it's cutting federal fund rate right? then why do loans like credit card and stuend loan? those aren't like Mortgage rate which the fed cuts its rate by buying MBS
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Difference between yield curve and term structure of interest rate

Can somebody please explain me the difference between yield curve and term structure of interest rate? Thanks
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mortgage rate in 2008 [closed]

if banks and finanfial entity paniced, which cause people to stop lending which leads to higher interest rate, how did the mortage rate stayed the same in 2008? it barely dropped. It's kind of ...
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Free Sources of Implied Repo Rate Data?

Are there freely available historical data on implied repo rates? In quick review, what's an implied repo rate? In futures markets, the implied repo rate (also commonly called the IRR) is the rate of ...
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What does it mean, 'Higher interest rates attract FIIs and FPIs'?

What would interest rates have anything to do with shares? When we say a higher interest rate attracts FII/FPI, does it not mean it is investing in shares of a company? For example, how does it help a ...
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Why is Keynes attacking the (neo)classical theory of interest rates on the grounds that it is indeterminate?

I do understand that he argues that in order to draw the loanable funds supply curve, you have to already know the volume of income, i.e. production, and therefore the interest rate in advance. But ...
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loanable funds theory: why is the supply of loanable funds equal to saving (+ dishoarding + new money)?

It seems that the loanable funds theory suggests that all that is saved is supplied in the market for loanable funds. This makes sense when we are talking about 'household saving' (i.e. household ...
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Will banks in the US continue to offer CDs?

Earlier this year, the Fed abolished the reserve requirement. My understanding was that the motivation for banks offering CDs was because the Fed didn't impose reserve requirements on CDs, so banks ...
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Why were Treasury interest rates 3-4% in 1999-2000, 2007-2008, but merely 0.6-0.7% now?

rymor comments on Is there a Tech bubble forming? The fact that 10 year treasury rates were 3-4% during the booms in 1999/2000 and 2007-8 is a big difference IMO. Now, you can’t get more than 0.2% in ...
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Was there a drop in liquidity in the corporate bond market during the Global Financial Crisis?

It is often said that the increase in the perceived default risk led to a fall in the demand for the corporate bonds. This led to the fall in their prices and hence, their interest rates rose ...
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How do low interest rates negatively impact bank earnings?

A lot of Banks are focused on bread and butter lending to small businesses and consumers. Many of those are putting aside provisions for loan losses in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Headlines ...
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What is the difference between the cash rate and interest rate?

What is the difference between the cash rate and interest rate? I (in Australia) googled cash rate and according to wikipedia it is the "central bank charges on overnight loans between commercial ...
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Why would mortgage rates go up if interest rates go down?

What reasons or scenarios could cause a case where mortgage rates would rise if interest rates(federal funds rate) fall? Is that even possible?
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Why are the YTMs of TIPS of longer maturities more sensitive to current interest rates and inflation rates?

According to this website, the yields of TIPS of longer maturities are greater than that of TIPS of shorter maturities. It seems counterintuitive since yields of longer-maturity bonds, which are based ...
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Effect of change in discount rate on consumption — (Samuelson, 1958)

I was reading this paper by Paul Samuelson. I am puzzled by a bit on page 470, left column. Here he claims that $\frac{\partial C_3}{\partial R_{t+1}}>0$. Let me give a short description of what ...
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effective and annual interest rate compounded monthly?

I just started my Enginnering Economic and I met this question in my quiz PromInvest Inc. invested 5.5 million in a project ten years ago. As of today the worth of this project is 24.7 million. What ...
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Why does the Loanable Funds Market model use the real interest rate instead of the nominal interest rate?

As far as I understand, the majority of loan contracts specify a nominal interest rate, NOT a real interest rate. So a hypothetical loanable funds markets would have people suggesting potential ...
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Are coupons all semi-annual?

How do coupons get priced in together?
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Why do all/majority of loan contracts charge nominal interest rate instead of fixed real interest rate?

As far as I understand, all/majority of loan contracts charge nominal interest rate, there are (almost?) no loan contracts that charge fixed real interest rate. Why is it so? Normally I would expect ...
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Microeconomic rationale for UIP (uncovered interest rate parity)

The key idea behind UIP is that as for all common financial instruments, the "law of no free lunch" should also hold for currencies. However it differs from traditional replication-based no-...
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How do you benefit from a fall in interest rates in general as a creditor of public bonds?

I’m reading about England debt in 1819 and how interest rate benefited its creditors. The country had a public debt of more than 250% of the GDP. With peace at last achieved, London is faced with a ...
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What are the determinants of the natural rate of interest and how market rate converges to it?

I'd like to know how is determined the natural/neutral rate of interest. Moreover, how the market rate can converge to it ? If you have some references it would be great !
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Deflate level and flow variables using PPI and CPI

What do statements like Flow variables (such as dividend growth and returns) are deflated using the CPI index. or Level variables are deflated using the Producer Price Index (PPI). mean? What are ...
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Is Currency Devaluation a cause or effect of interest rates?

I understand that Federal bank/Goverment can manipulate the currency market and devalue its currency by printing more money or buying foreign currencies/assets (essentially increasing the supply of ...
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Why is sovereign rate a reference?

I would like to know why we always focus on 10 years sovereign rates when we talk about interest rates ? Let me clarify. I'm reading a paper from the Bank of England that emphasizes the fact that ...

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