Money is a commodity. Interest rates can be viewed as the cost to borrow money. Interest rates rise and fall with market demand. They are also influenced by the Federal Reserve Board which uses interest rates to stimulate the economy or slow inflation. Inflation also causes lenders to demand higher rates to loan money.
Related Fool Articles
- [link link title]
- Federal Reserve Board
- Fixed income
- Market yield
- Treasury bills
- Yield curve
Recent Mentions on Fool.com
- Why This Popular Insurer Lost More Than a Quarter of Its Value in August
- 3 Stocks I'm Buying As The Market Tumbles
- Why Shares of J.C. Penney Company Inc. Surged 10% in August
- 3 Top Dividend Stocks to Buy in September
- Facebook Inc.'s Social Commerce Lead Is Untouchable
- How Much Investment Risk Should You Take?