the rate of interest charged in discounting commercial paper.
the interest rate charged by Federal Reserve Banks on loans to their member banks, usually against government securities as collateral.
the rediscount rate.
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How to use discount rate in a sentence
It could reduce the discount rate — the rate at which banks borrow money from the central bank — to, say, -3%, while still keeping the Fed Funds rate in positive territory.
What discount rate do consumers use to weigh higher purchase cost now vs. fuel cost savings in the future?Electric Vehicles May Be the Green Car of the Future, But Hybrids Are the Green Car of the Present | Megan McArdle | January 24, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Someone who doesn't know the difference between the fed funds rate and the discount rate.Maxine Waters to Become Senior Democrat on Financial Services | Megan McArdle | December 5, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Then began a renewal of a demand for gold from the Continent, and the discount rate rose to 2-15/16.The Annual Register 1914 | Anonymous
Such a situation would doubtless lead to a sharp advance in the discount rate and to the importation of gold.Readings in Money and Banking | Chester Arthur Phillips
Cultural definitions for discount rate
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