What is interest?

  • (verb): Excite the curiosity of; engage the interest of.
    See also — Additional definitions below


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, or money earned by deposited funds.

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Some articles on interest:

Fisher Equation - Derivation
... equation is the relationship between nominal and real interest rates, through inflation, and the percentage change in the price level between two time periods ... So assume someone buys a $1 bond in period t while the interest rate is ... t+1, then the real value of the proceeds from the bond is therefore From here the nominal interest rate can be solved for ...
Robert Chung - Interest
... In addition to sports, astronomy is also Dr ... Chung's interest ...
Australian Securities Exchange - Interest Rate Market
... The ASX interest rate market is the set of corporate bonds, floating rate notes, and bond-like preference shares listed on the exchange ... the ASX provides information such as their maturity, effective interest rate, etc ...
Interest Rate Future - STIRS
... A short-term interest rate (STIR) future is a futures contract that derives its value from the interest rate at maturation ... Common short-term interest rate futures are Eurodollar, Euribor, Euroyen, Short Sterling and Euroswiss, which are calculated on LIBOR at settlement, with the ... This value is calculated as 100 minus the interest rate ...
Interest - Formulae
... payments is augmented by the monthly interest charge and decreased by the payment so , where i = loan rate/100 = annual rate in decimal form (e.g ... spreadsheet programs can be used to calculate the monthly payment of a loan An interest-only payment on the current balance would be ... The total interest, IT, paid on the loan is ...

More definitions of "interest":

  • (noun): A diversion that occupies one's time and thoughts (usually pleasantly).
    Synonyms: pastime, pursuit
  • (noun): A fixed charge for borrowing money; usually a percentage of the amount borrowed.
    Example: "How much interest do you pay on your mortgage?"
  • (noun): The power of attracting or holding one's interest (because it is unusual or exciting etc.).
    Example: "They said nothing of great interest"; "primary colors can add interest to a room"
    Synonyms: interestingness
  • (verb): Be of importance or consequence.
    Synonyms: matter to
  • (noun): (law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something.
    Synonyms: stake
  • (noun): A reason for wanting something done.
    Example: "In the interest of safety"; "in the common interest"
    Synonyms: sake
  • (noun): A sense of concern with and curiosity about someone or something.
    Example: "An interest in music"
    Synonyms: involvement
  • (noun): (usually plural) a social group whose members control some field of activity and who have common aims.
    Synonyms: interest group

Famous quotes containing the word interest:

    Shall the railroads govern the country, or shall the people govern the railroads? Shall the interest of railroad kings be chiefly regarded, or shall the interest of the people be paramount?
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)

    Opinions are a private matter. The public has an interest only in judgments.
    Walter Benjamin (1892–1940)

    He reproduced himself with so much humble objectivity, with the unquestioning, matter of fact interest of a dog who sees himself in a mirror and thinks: there’s another dog.
    Rainer Maria Rilke (1875–1926)