Benchmark interest rate

Definition:

Also called base interest rate, it is the minimum interest rate investors will demand for investing in a non-Treasury security. It is also tied to the yield to maturity offered on the comparable-maturity treasury security that was most recently issued (on-the-run).

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Term used in regression analysis to represent the element or condition that is dependent on values of one or more other independent variables.

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