discount rate


Definition of discount rate

1 : the interest on an annual basis deducted in advance on a loan
2 : the charge levied by a central bank for advances and rediscounts

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Members of the other nine regional reserve banks voted to maintain the discount rate, offered directly by the Fed to healthy banks on short-term loans, at its existing level of 2.75% last month. Kate Davidson, WSJ, "Fed’s Regional Banks Split Over Whether to Raise Discount Rate in December," 15 Jan. 2019 In addition, the regulators used intellectual gymnastics to pretend investing in environmental capital isn’t investment, which allowed them to ignore guidance on discount rates. WSJ, "Debating the Social Cost of CO2 Emissions," 25 Oct. 2018 The blooms join a range of misshapen produce sold by the retailer at discount rates, part of a program to reduce waste. Fox News, "The Latest: More risk of wildfires in scorched Sweden," 3 Aug. 2018 The discount rate is the sum of two factors, the risk-free interest rate, and and equity risk premium. Shawn Tully, Fortune, "Why Wall Street Is Ignoring "CAPE" Fear," 17 Jan. 2018 Members who have not yet tried Amazon Music Unlimited can get four months of the premium, on-demand service for a discount rate of 99 cents. Monica Mercuri, Billboard, "Alessia Cara, Julia Michaels & Kelsea Ballerini to Help Amazon Celebrate 'Prime Day' With NYC Performances," 6 July 2018 The break-even ages were 79 without using a discount rate and 84 using it. Robert Powell, USA TODAY, "Social Security: Will I not get spousal benefits because of state retirement pension?," 6 June 2018 At the same time, the school is looking to increase its discount rate to around 37% from 31%, to compete with peers dangling discounts of their own. Melissa Korn, WSJ, "Private Colleges Dole Out Scholarships to Boost Enrollment, but It Isn’t Working," 30 Apr. 2018 Firstly, the increase in Chinese bond yields has triggered higher interest rates and thus higher discount rates for discounting equities down., "Fitzpatrick: China Top Risk for Emerging Markets," 24 Nov. 2017

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1827, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Legal Definition of discount rate

1 : the interest on an annual basis deducted in advance on a loan
2 : the interest levied by the Federal Reserve for advances and rediscounts

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