**Interest rate option** — is a derivative financial instrument.The global market for exchange traded interest rate options is notionally valued by the Bank for International Settlements at $3,075,400 million in 2005. See also * Derivative (finance) … Wikipedia

**Interest rate cap and floor** — Interest rate c An interest rate cap is a derivative in which the buyer receives payments at the end of each period in which the interest rate exceeds the agreed strike price. An example of a cap would be an agreement to receive a payment for… … Wikipedia

**Interest rate derivative** — An interest rate derivative is a derivative where the underlying asset is the right to pay or receive a (usually notional) amount of money at a given interest rate.The interest rate derivatives market is the largest derivatives market in the… … Wikipedia

**Interest Rate Call Option** — An interest rate derivative in which the holder has the right to receive an interest payment based on a variable interest rate, and then subsequently pays an interest payment based on a fixed interest rate. If the option is exercised, the… … Investment dictionary

**Interest rate swap** — An interest rate swap is a derivative in which one party exchanges a stream of interest payments for another party s stream of cash flows. Interest rate swaps can be used by hedgers to manage their fixed or floating assets and liabilities. They… … Wikipedia

**Interest-Rate Derivative** — A financial instrument based on an underlying financial security whose value is affected by changes in interest rates. Interest rate derivatives are hedges used by institutional investors such as banks to combat the changes in market interest… … Investment dictionary

**Interest Rate Parity** — A theory in which the interest rate differential between two countries is equal to the differential between the forward exchange rate and the spot exchange rate. Interest rate parity plays an essential role in foreign exchange markets, connecting … Investment dictionary

**interest-rate futures** — A form of financial futures that enables investors, portfolio managers, borrowers, etc. , to obtain protection against future movements in interest rates. Interest rate futures also enable dealers to speculate on these movements. In the UK,… … Big dictionary of business and management

**Periodic Interest Rate** — The interest rate charged on a loan or realized on an investment over a specific period of time. Most interest rates are quoted on an annual basis. If the interest on the loan or investment compounds more frequent than annually, the annual… … Investment dictionary

**Assumed Interest Rate - AIR** — The rate of interest, or growth rate, selected by an insurance company. The assumed interest rate is provided to determine the value of an annuity contract and, therefore, the periodic income payment which can be provided to the annuitant.… … Investment dictionary