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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 issued (on-the-run).

Benchmark Interest Rate

An interest rate against which other interest rates are calculated. For example, LIBOR is considered a benchmark rate because floating-rate instruments are related to it (for example, one may be calculated as LIBOR + 1%). Central banks make loans to banks under their jurisdiction at certain interest rates, which are then used as benchmarks for the loans those banks make.
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