benchmark interest rate

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the lowest interest rate that U.S. investors will accept on securities other than Treasury bills

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  • Benchmark interest rate — Also called the base interest rate, it is the minimum interest rate investors will demand for investing in a non Treasury security. It is also tied to the yield to maturity offered on a comparable maturity Treasury security that was most recently …   Financial and business terms

  • benchmark interest rate — Also called base interest rate, it is the minimum interest rate investors will demand for investing in a non Treasury security. It is also tied to the yield to maturity offered on the comparable maturity treasury security that was most recently… …   Financial and business terms

  • Variable Interest Rate — An interest rate on a loan or security that fluctuates over time, because it is based on an underlying benchmark interest rate or index that changes periodically. The obvious advantage of a variable interest rate is that if the underlying… …   Investment dictionary

  • Base interest rate — Related: Benchmark interest rate. The New York Times Financial Glossary …   Financial and business terms

  • base interest rate — Related: benchmark interest rate. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary …   Financial and business terms

  • prime interest rate — noun Banking the lowered rate of interest charged by banks on very large loans to preferred borrowers; taken as a benchmark. Also, prime rate …   Australian English dictionary

  • Fully Indexed Interest Rate — The interest rate on an adjustable rate loan that is calculated by adding the margin to an index level. The interest rate on an adjustable (sometimes known as variable) rate loan is tied to a benchmark interest rate, known as an index. Popular… …   Investment dictionary

  • benchmark — (1) A standard of comparison used for judging performance. For example, the return from a bond portfolio may be compared to the return from a benchmark instrument or portfolio. In this context, a nearly risk free benchmark or one that closely… …   Financial and business terms

  • Benchmark — The performance of a predetermined set of securities, for comparison purposes. Such sets may be based on published indexes or may be customized to suit an investment strategy. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * ▪ I. benchmark bench‧mark… …   Financial and business terms

  • Bank Bill Swap Bid Rate - BBSY — A benchmark interest rate quoted and dispersed by Reuters Information Service. The BBSY is typically used by financial institutions or corporations engaging in interest rate swaps and related transactions. A good example of where the bank bill… …   Investment dictionary

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