Call money rate

Call money rate

Also called the broker loan rate , the interest rate that banks charge brokers to finance margin loans to investors. The broker charges the investor the call money rate plus a service charge.

Broker Loan Rate

The interest rate at which banks make loans to brokers in order to finance margin loans for their clients. Because the broker wishes to make a profit on his/her own margin loans, he/she offers margin loans at a premium to the broker loan rate. It is also called the call money rate.
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The liquidity surplus has dragged the average call money rate down to close to 7 percent this month.
The Central bank halved the overnight call money rate to 0.
The key unsecured overnight call money rate is hovering around 0.
Asked to comment on the Bank of Japan's decision last week to guide the key unsecured overnight call money rate to around 0.
90% set March 8 to match the low seen in May and June of 1999, when the central bank took the zero-rate policy of guiding the overnight call money rate to nearly zero.
The new rate matches the low seen in May and June of 1999, when the central bank guided the call money rate to nearly zero.
11, the BOJ decided to scrap the policy of guiding the key short-term money market rate to near zero and raise the target for unsecured overnight call money rate to around 0.
Under the policy, in place since February last year, the BOJ guides the unsecured overnight call money rate to around zero in a bid to stave off deflationary pressures and underpin the economy.
The BOJ's traditional policy of steering interest rates has only a limited effect on the economy, Nakahara said, adding expanding the monetary base is necessary on top of guiding lower the unsecured overnight call money rate.
However, skeptics say short-term government securities and CDs cannot serve as effective guiding tools such as the call money rate because they are greatly affected by seasonal factors.
The unsecured overnight call money rate on a weighted average stood at 0.
On July 7 the Bank of Japan guided the overnight call money rate to a historic low of 0.