# What is rate of interest?

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### What is the rate of Risk-Free interest?

Risk-free interest is the rate of interest which exists when the expected risk of the economic transaction is zero. In most cases, the general interest rates in major banks of a country reflects the nominal interest rate, which is risk free. The real interest rate is simply the nominal interest rate minus the rate of inflation.

### When you are earning interest is it better to have high or low rates?

High rates. However, high interest rates are usually a consequence of high inflation rates and so what matters is not the interest rate but the real interest rate which is the nominal interest rate relative to the inflation rate. Thus a 3% interest rate when inflation is 1% is better that a 5% interest rate when inflation is 4%.

### Real interest rate vs nominal interest rate?

Real interest rate = nominal interest rate- inflation rate. If a burger in 2007 is for $100 and if the same burger in 2008 is for $110 then Inflation rate is 10% for 2007 If interest rate in 2007 is 13% and in 2008 interest rate is 14% real interest would be only 14%-10% = 4% That is in real value the return on investment is only 4% because purchasing power of 10% is decreased…

### When a country experiences capital flight what is the effect on its interest rate and exchange rate?

### How are interest rates calculated?

Calculating Interest: Principal, Rate and Time are Known--I= p r t http://www.calculator.net/interest-rate-calculator.html The level of interest rates in a free market economy are primarily determined by the rate of inflation, the demand for money, and the actions of the Federal Reserve. Lenders of money will generally demand what is known as a nominal interest rate which is equal to a real interest rate plus a premium to cover the inflation rate. The real, or inflation…

### What is a bank interest rate?

A Bank interest rate may refer to two things with respect to banking functions. a. Deposit Interest Rate - This is the rate the banks offer to their customers for depositing money with the bank b. Loan Interest Rate - This is the rate of interest banks charge the customers who wish to borrow money from them through loans. Both rates will differ from bank to bank