Short-Term Interest Rate

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Short-Term Interest Rate

The interest rate on a loan or other obligation with a maturity of less than one year. A commonly followed short-term interest rate is the rate on a Treasury bill. Short-term interest rates are also called money market rates.
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Some policymakers seem fixated on controlling the monetary aggregates and have argued for higher short term interest rates to further sop up an oversupply of liquidity.
Tuesday's move came as the government said it would raise short term interest rates by one-quarter of a percentage point, to 6.
With inflation under control and a tight money supply, the Federal Reserve Bank is likely to reduce short term interest rates once more before the end of the year, Dr.
04 per share, if short term interest rates and other factors remained constant.
However, during the first quarter of 2006, as a result of the continued rise in short term interest rates, the floating pass-through rate exceeded the weighted-average interest rate on the underlying mortgages, causing the call right to become exercisable.
The Federal Reserve's action in mid-November to raise short term interest rates seventy-five basis points, and anticipation by the financial markets that the Federal Reserve may soon raise rates again, continues to put upward pressure on our borrowing costs.
With the present low short term interest rates, the credit companies can provide a level of interest rates considerably below that of a fixed rate lender.
Based on reporting by Freddie Mac, and a signal from the Federal Reserve that the rise in short term interest rates is nearing an end, Wisenbaker feels confident that short- and long-term mortgage rates will remain affordable through 2006.
Option One's NIMs issued in 2000 have much faster principal returns than those issued in 1999, citing dramatic declines in short term interest rates and slower-than-expected prepayment rates on underlying mortgage loans as factors.
The result will be less variability of CRIIMI MAE's earnings when short term interest rates change.
First, interest rate caps are in place, which will help to limit the downside impact on earnings if short term interest rates continue to rise.
Over the past 10 months short term interest rates have doubled, half of that change occurring in the fourth quarter.

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