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Risk-Free Interest Rate

Describes return available to an investor in a security somehow guaranteed to produce that return. The risk-free interest rate compensataes the investor for the temporary sacrifice of consumption.
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Risk-Free Return

The return on any investment with such low risk that the risk is considered to not exist. A common example of a risk-free return is the return on a U.S. Treasury security. The risk-free return exists in order to compensate the investor for the temporary tying up of his/her capital, even though it is not put at risk. See also: Capital Allocation Line, riskless investment.
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Abou Hend went on to explain that in the case of slow demand, which is a possibility, companies will decline this kind of assessment, especially as the risk free rate will jump from 25% to a range of 30%-32% for five-year term investments.
Third, during market downturn (when the market return is lower than the risk free rate), market risk premium reports a negative sign, providing unreasonable results.
The two-factor models achieved according to the research carried out by Black, Jensen and Scholes states that a zero-beta portfolio with an predicted return, Rz surpasses the risk free rate of interest, Rf.
In normal times monetary policy should transmit smoothly to all regions in a monetary union, so that changes in the policy rate should lead to similar changes in the 'risk free rate' and bank financing costs across Euro Area countries.
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