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Definition of

interest rate effect


interest rate change leading to increased investment the increase in investment that takes place when companies take advantage of lower interest rates to invest more

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    Interest rate risk represents the extent to which an asset or investment’s value could be influenced by movements in variable interest rates. Some investments carry greater direct exposure to interest rate risk than others; given their fixed rates of returns, bonds are more exposed to the impact of interest rate movements than equities, with the result than bond prices tend to move inversely relative to interest rates and inflation


Definitions of ’interest rate effect’ and meaning of ’interest rate effect’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’interest rate effect’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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