# forward rate

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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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In a scenario of continuously appreciating/depreciating domestic exchange rates, forward contacts failed to mitigate long term exchange risk since the forward rate is a function of continuously appreciating/depreciating domestic spot rate.

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