**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 risk** — is the risk (variability in value) borne by an interest bearing asset, such as a loan or a bond, due to variability of interest rates. In general, as rates rise, the price of a fixed rate bond will fall, and vice versa. Interest rate risk is… … Wikipedia

**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** — 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 Collar** — An investment strategy that uses derivatives to hedge an investor s exposure to interest rate fluctuations. The investor purchases an interest rate ceiling for a premium, which is offset by selling an interest rate floor. This strategy protects… … Investment dictionary

**interest rate swap** — A financial instrument representing a transaction in which two parties agree to swap or exchange net cash flows, on agreed upon dates, for an agreed upon period of time, for interest on an agreed upon principal amount. The agreed upon principal… … Financial and business terms

**Interest Rate Risk** — The risk that an investment s value will change due to a change in the absolute level of interest rates, in the spread between two rates, in the shape of the yield curve or in any other interest rate relationship. Such changes usually affect… … Investment dictionary

**interest-rate swap** — A financial instrument representing a transaction in which two parties agree to swap or exchange net cash flows, on agreed upon dates, for an agreed upon period of time, for interest on an agreed upon principal amount. The agreed upon principal… … Financial and business terms

**Interest** — For other uses, see Interest (disambiguation). Interest is a fee paid by a borrower of assets to the owner as a form of compensation for the use of the assets. It is most commonly the price paid for the use of borrowed money,[1] or money earned… … Wikipedia

**macro hedging** — Hedging the net risk exposure of an entity s entire portfolio or balance sheet. As opposed to micro hedging a single instrument. In interest rate risk management, macro hedging involves hedging the net mismatch or the net duration for the entire… … Financial and business terms