Long-Term Interest Rate

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Long-Term Interest Rate

An interest rate on a financial instrument with a maturity of longer than one year. A long-term interest rate is usually (but not always) higher than a short-term rate because of the added risk of committing capital to a person or project for such a long period of time.
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From a pension perspective, the story mid way through 2014 has been a tug-of-war between long-term interest rates and equity markets.
Federal Reserve scaling back its stimulus on Japan's long-term interest rates, the minutes of their policy meeting last month showed Friday.
Although they aren't complaining, what hasn't made much sense to healthcare borrowers is how long-term interest rates have managed to resist persistent efforts by the Federal Reserve Board to use monetary policy initiatives to nudge rates higher across the board.
Globalization is a major factor in the recent decline in long-term interest rates amid short-term rate increases, according to the September issue of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas' Economic Letter.
However, complicating the situation for banks, long-term interest rates remained low as foreign investors bought up U.
Besides, Greenspan recently commented on the fact that long-term interest rates in the United States have been kept at abnormally low levels, hinting that he expected this situation to be corrected.
5 percent and a T-bill yield low by historical standards will also combine to keep long-term interest rates low.
2% and Cyprus fulfils the criterion on the convergence of long-term interest rates.
The BOJ is legally banned from underwriting new government bonds, but some officials in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party have called on the BOJ to do so as a way to stem a rise in long-term interest rates over the short term.
economy by helping hold down long-term interest rates and, in turn, providing support to private capital spending and other interest-sensitive outlays.
Tight co-movements in long-term interest rates of the three major countries appear puzzling given the floating exchange rates of their currencies, which would normally be expected to insulate domestic interest rates, both short-and longer-term, from shocks emanating from other countries.
Its long-term interest rates are in the low 3-percent range, and its short-term rates are below 1 percent.

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