Interest rates express the value of money over time, and are a function of inflation and supply/demand of capital. In US markets, short-term interest rates - such as the one-month interest rate - are almost wholly dependent on where the Fed Open Markets Committee (FOMC) sets its overnight lending rate, known as "Fed Funds". The FOMC meets about every six weeks to raise or lower interest rates depending on the path of the economy and inflationary/deflationary pressure. For example, after September 11th, the FOMC met to "ease" interest rates (i.e., lower them) to stimulate borrowing and spending. During the tech boom, when the economy was hot and speculation rife, the FOMC was "tightening" money (aka "hiking" rates) by raising its target interest rate and therefore increasing borrowing costs. The FOMC target rate, and expectations for future FOMC rate moves, drive the short end of the yield curve. Long-term interest rates are also responsive to Fed policy, but are more dependent on supply/demand dynamics as well as longer term rate expectations. If, for example, people expect a lot of inflation (i.e., the value of a dollar erodes rapidly over time), long-term interest rates will be high. In recent years, pension investment and overseas demand for USD bonds have kept long-term rates relatively low. Because the FOMC sets interest rates in response to economic and inflationary conditions, and because longer term investment decisions are dependent upon those factors, you tend to see short-term and long-term interest rates move in the same direction.
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For the same change in interest rates, a longer term bond will move more than a shorter term bond. The price change of a bond is base on the duration of the bond. The formula for calculating duration is complex. But in simple terms, the duration of a bond is the percentage change of the price of a bond for every 1% change in interest rates. For example, assume a 5 year Treasury bond has a duration of 4.0 and a 10 year Treasury bond has a duration of 7.5. If both interest rates go up one percentage point, the 5 year bond will decrease in price by 4.0% and the 10 year bond will decrease in price by 7.5%.
Fixed interest means that the interest on a loan or deposit does not change as the result of market fluctuations.
An interest rate that does not change over the term of an agreement.
ARM stands for Adjustable Rate Mortgage. Adjustable means the interest rate may be changed. Interest rates on ARM mortgages may change.
Monetary policy will never be effective if interest rates: not respond to a change in the money supply, and investment spending does not respond to changes in the interest rate.
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Open interest and volume are inter-related. A change in the open interest and volume will usually be accompanied by a change in price saying that the market is ready to move forward or retrace to a lower level.
the cost of borrowing money
The present value of a bond's payment
The interest rate at which they lend out money changes, which changes your interest rate. Banks are a buisness and if their interest rates are lower then your interest rates, they make no money on it. The interest rate taht banks pay is changed because the rate that banks pay to the govenrment changes. Whnever the federal reserve rate changes,your interest rates can change.
the cost of borrowing money
As of July 2014, the national average interest rate is 5.159. However, this will change as months go by. The interest rate changes often.
The change in the interest rate due to a change in the price level.
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If you mean "what is an interest change date" it means the date when the interest rate on a loan changes when the loan is an "adjustable" or "floating rate" rate loan. A lot of home loans, for example, are "ARMs" or adjustable rate mortgages, and change usually on an annual date. Some debts are so related to interest rates that they may change every time the interest rate it is "tied to" changes, such as loan where whatever the prime rate of interest is "from time to time" is the interest rate, and "from time to time" literally could mean once every day if it changes that often!
responsiveness of investment to interest change
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Interest rates change daily on CD's. The best place to check for updated daily interest rates is the site bankrate.com
If the two substances react when mixed together it is a chemical change. If they don't react it is a physical change.