Effective Interest Rate


The annual rate at which an investment grows in value when interest is credited more often than once a year.

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Nonparallel shift in the yield curve

A shift in the yield curve in which yields do not change by the same number of basis points for every maturity. Related: Parallel shift in the yield curve.

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