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Forward rate

A projection of future interest rates calculated from either spot rates or the yield curve. For example, suppose the one-year government bond was yielding 2% and the two-year bond was yielding 4%. The one year forward rate represents the one-year interest rate one year from now. You would solve the formula (1.04)^2=(1.02)(1+F). F is 6.03%.

Forward Rate

The interest rate or exchange rate on a forward contract with a certain expiration. Some analysts believe that forward rates accurately predict future spot rates, though others dispute this.

forward rate

1. The expected yield on a given fixed-income security at a particular time in the future. For example, if the yield on 6-month Treasury bills is expected to be 10.5% in a year, this yield is the forward rate on 6-month bills.
2. The rate at which a particular currency or commodity may be purchased on a forward contract.
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Figure 4 compares the change in the nominal forward rate curve between the end of June 2004 and the end of June 2005, in the top panel, with the analogous change in the real forward rate curve, as measured by rates on Treasury inflation-protected securities (TIPS), in the bottom panel.
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