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Floating rate

Any 

Interest

 rate that changes on a periodic 

Basis

. The change is usually tied to 

Movement

 of an outside 

Indicator

, such as the prime 

Interest

 rate. 

Movement

 above or below certain levels is often prevented by a predetermined 

Floor

 and ceiling for a given rate. For example, you might see a rate set at "prime plus 2%". This means that the rate on the 

Loan

 will always be 2% higher than the 

Prime

 rate, which changes regularly to take into 

Account

 changes in the 

Inflation rate

. For an individual taking out a 

Loan

 when rates are low, a 

Fixed rate

 loan would allow him or her to "lock in" the 

Low

 rates and not be concerned with fluctuations. On the other hand, if 

Interest

 rates were historically 

High

 at the time of the loan, he or she would 

Benefit

 from a 

Floating rate

 loan, because as the 

Prime

 rate fell to historically normal levels, the rate on the 

Loan

 would decrease. also called 

Adjustable rate

.



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,

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,

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,

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,

Call

,

Float

,

Flat

,

Fixed rate

,

Floating rate

,

Floor

,

High

,

Indicator

,

Inflation rate

,

Interest

,

Interest rate

,

Loan

,

Low

,

Mean

,

Movement

,

Prime

,

Prime rate

,

Term


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10-K

,

52-week high

,

52-week low

,

Account

,

Account statement

,

Accrual basis accounting

,

Adjusted basis

,

Allowance for depreciation

,

Average collection period

,

Account aggregation

,

Account balance

,

Active account

,

Adjustable rate

,

Alternate account

,

Asset management account

,

Availability float

,

Above par

,

Accrual of discount

,

Accrued interest

,

After-tax basis

,

Amortization of premium

,

At par

,

Account executive

,

All or any part

,

At best

,

At call

,

Adjustable rate preferred stock

,

Accidental death benefit

,

Adjustable life insurance

,

All-risks coverage

,

At risk

,

Add-on service

,

Abstract of title

,

Action to quiet title

,

As is

,

Assignment to creditors

,

Attorney in fact

,

Adjustable Rate Mortgage

,

Advance rate

,

Amortization term

,

Annual Percentage Rate

,

Applicable federal rate

,

Asset conversion loan

,

Assignment of mortgage

,

A shares

,

Average price per share

,

At the money

,

Absorption rate

,

Across the board

,

Additional paid-in capital

,

Ad valorem

,

Arithmetic mean

,

Against the box

,

At the bell

,

At the close

,

At the figure

,

At the full

,

At the market

,

At the opening order

,

Automated Pricing and Reporting System

,

Away from the market

,

Below the line

,

Books of final entry

,

Books of original entry

,

Book value per share

,

Burn rate

,

Banking Act of 1933

,

Below par

,

Benchmark interest rate

,

Bid-to-cover ratio

,

Bureau of Public Debt

,

Broker loan

,

Brought over the wall

,

Buying on margin

,

Buy on close

,

Buy on opening

,

Buy the book

,

Basic earnings per share

,

Balance of payments

,

Bank Rate

,

Base interest rate

,

Base period

,

Basis point

,

Board of Governors

,

Basis

,

Basis trading

,

Buying basis

,

Benefit

,

Break-even analysis

,

Breaking the syndicate

,

Bill of exchange

,

Bill of sale

,

Breach of trust

,

By the book

,

Bailing out

,

Balloon loan

,

Bank term loan

,

Base rate

,

Blended rate

,

Bridge loan

,

Broker loan rate

,

B shares

,

Buy and write

,

Benefit offset

,

Blackout period

,

Buy-side

,

Break-even tax rate

,

Breadth-of-market theory

,

Beat the gun

,

Capitalized interest

,

Cash basis

,

Contra account

,

Cost Of Goods Sold

,

Cost of sales

,

Central assets account

,

Checking account

,

Collection float

,

Compound interest

,

Custodial account

,

Call

,

Call date

,

Called away

,

Called bond

,

Call price

,

Call protection

,

Call risk

,

CAT bond

,

Certificate of Participation

,

Collaterized Loan Obligation

,

Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures

,

Coupon rate

,

Current production rate

,

Call money rate

,

Cash account

,

Closed out

,

Code of procedure

,

Currency fluctuations

,

Capitalization of income

,

Capitalization rate

,

Cap rate

,

Capital account

,

Civilian unemployment rate

,

Coincident indicator

,

Confidence indicator

,

Cost of Living Adjustment

,

Cost-of-living index

,

Council of Economic Advisers

,

Current account

,

Cash and carry trade

,

Chasing the market

,

Cheapest to deliver

,

Chicago Board of Trade

,

Cost basis

,

Convertible term insurance

,

Cost-of-living rider

,

Certificate of stock

,

Cost of carry

,

Certificate of title

,

Contract for deed

,

Cancellation of debt

,

Cash-out refinancing

,

Certificate of Claim

,

Character loan

,

Classified loan

,

Conforming loan

,

Consolidation loan

,

Consumer interest

,

Cost of debt capital

,

Cost of funds

,

Crowding out

,

Cure period

,

C shares

,

Call option

,

Call ratio backspread

,

Call swaption

,

Class of options

,

Close to the money

,

Covered call

,

Certificate of Occupancy

,

Cloud on title

,

Cash or Deferred Arrangement

,

Class A Shares

,

Class B Shares

,

Crash of 1929

,

Crash of 1987

,

Child and dependent care credit

,

Coefficient of determination

,

Cup and handle

,

Certificate of delivery

,

Close a position

,

Close out

,

Cornering the market

,

Curbs in

,

Curbs out

,

Deposit in transit

,

Drawing account

,

Date of issue

,

Date of payment

,

Deferred interest bond

,

Dual currency bond

,

Dual listing

,

Day loan

,

Discretionary account

,

Division of Enforcement

,

Division of Investment Management

,

Division of Market Regulation

,

Do Not Reduce

,

Date of record

,

Distribution period

,

Dividend in arrears

,

Dividend rate

,

Demand inflation

,

Demand-pull inflation

,

Desk (the)

,

Discount rate

,

Division of labor

,

Death benefit

,

Decreasing term life

,

Dual life insurance

,

De-escalation clause

,

De facto

,

Doing business as

,

Durable Power of Attorney

,

Date of maturity

,

Debtor in possession

,

Debtor-in-possession financing

,

Deed of Release

,

Deed of Trust

,

Demand loan

,

Discharge of bankruptcy

,

Discharge of lien

,

Discount loan

,

Due-on-sale clause

,

Dual-purpose fund

,

Deep in the money

,

Deep out of the money

,

Deed of Surrender

,

Department of Housing and Urban Development

,

Deferred account

,

Defined benefit plan

,

Dogs of the Dow

,

Daily high

,

Daily low

,

Dead cat bounce

,

Depth of market

,

Effective annual interest rate

,

Eurodollar certificate of deposit

,

Exact interest

,

Escrowed to maturity

,

Event risk

,

Ex-legal

,

Either-or order

,

Exchange rate

,

Economic growth rate

,

Economic indicator

,

E-mini

,

Exchange for futures

,

Exchange for physical

,

Exchange of spot

,

Ex-pit transaction

,

Effective tax rate

,

Ex-all

,

Evergreen loan

,

Explicit interest

,

Expiration time

,

Ex-warrants

,

Earned benefit

,

Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974

,

Ex-rights

,

Ex-rights date

,

Even lot

,

Even spread

,

Even up

,

First In First Out

,

Fixed asset

,

Fixed-charge coverage ratio

,

Fixed cost

,

Federal Savings and Loan Association

,

Float

,

Frozen account

,

Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation

,

First call date

,

Fixed income

,

Fixed income equivalent

,

Fixed-income arbitrage

,

Flat

,

Flat yield curve

,

Flight to quality

,

Floating-rate bond

,

Flow of funds

,

Federal Call

,

Fill or kill

,

Floor broker

,

Floor trader

,

Front-ending an order

,

Floating exchange rate

,

Foreign exchange rate

,

Forward exchange rate

,

Forward P/E

,

Fully diluted earnings per share

,

Factors of production

,

Favorable balance of trade

,

Federal Reserve Discount Rate

,

Fluctuation limit

,

Fee-for-service

,

Fixed annuity

,

Fixed benefits

,

Fixed premium

,

Form 8-K

,

Form S-1

,

Floating security

,

Friends and family offering

,

FHA Loan

,

Fixed rate

,

Fixed-rate loan

,

Fixed-Rate Mortgage

,

Floating rate

,

Floor loan

,

Forward interest rate

,

Forward Rate Agreement

,

Full faith and credit

,

Family of funds

,

Fund of funds

,

Free and clear

,

Flexible benefit plan

,

Flexible spending account

,

Fixed investment trust

,

Free float

,

Free right of exchange

,

Federal ID Number

,

Flat tax

,

Floor

,

General account

,

G-7

,

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

,

G-8

,

Grace period

,

Growth and income fund

,

Gather in the stops

,

Ground floor

,

Historical cost

,

High-grade bond

,

High yield

,

Hart-Scott-Rodino Act of 1976

,

Hit the bid

,

House account

,

House call

,

House of issue

,

Hang Seng Index

,

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

,

High

,

High-flyer

,

High-tech stock

,

Holder in due course

,

Hang out loan

,

High credit

,

High-ratio mortgage

,

Home equity line of credit

,

Home equity loan

,

Historical yield

,

Holding period

,

Head and shoulders

,

High-low index

,

Hammering the market

,

Held at the opening

,

Historical trading range

,

Holding the market

,

Horizontal price movement

,

Inflation accounting

,

Inactive account

,

Insured account

,

Interest-bearing

,

In escrow

,

Inflation-indexed security

,

Interest rate collar

,

Interest rate risk

,

Interest rate swap

,

Intermediate-term

,

In-house

,

Investment Advisor Act of 1940

,

Investment Company Act of 1940

,

In line

,

Indicator

,

Inflation rate

,

Invisible hand

,

Interest rate futures

,

Interbank Rate

,

Individual policy pension trust

,

Insurable interest

,

Insider Trading sanctions Act of 1984

,

Interest

,

Interest expense

,

Internal Rate of Return

,

Indication of interest

,

In intestacy

,

Inter vivos trust

,

Imputed interest

,

Indexed loan

,

Installment loan

,

Interest deduction

,

Interest-only loan

,

Interest rate

,

Interest rate cap

,

Interest rate ceiling

,

Interest rate floor

,

In play

,

In-process research and development

,

Interest rate option

,

I/O strip

,

Inchoate interest

,

Interest-only strip

,

Incidental benefit

,

In-service withdrawal

,

Individual tax return

,

Imbalance of orders

,

In and out

,

Individual investor

,

In sympathy

,

In the tank

,

Joint account

,

Jointly and severally

,

Jumping the gun

,

Joint will

,

Joint and several liability

,

Jumbo loan

,

Just title

,

Joint and survivor annuity

,

Knock-out option

,

Last In First Out

,

Lender of last resort

,

Law of one price

,

Long-term

,

Lending at a rate

,

Limit-on-close order

,

Lagging indicator

,

Law of demand

,

Law of supply

,

Leading indicator

,

Limit move

,

Lock-limit

,

London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange

,

London Inter-Bank Offer Rate

,

Level premium insurance

,

Level term insurance

,

Long-term care insurance

,

Loan stock

,

Long-term debt

,

Long-Term Equity Anticipation Securities

,

Letter of comment

,

Liquidity event

,

Lockup period

,

Living will

,

Line of credit

,

Loan

,

Loan note

,

Loan schedule

,

Loan sharking

,

Loan-to-cost

,

Loan-to-value

,

Loan value

,

Loan-value ratio

,

Lock-in

,

Long-term mortgage

,

Level load

,

Long-term lease

,

Leading the market

,

Locked in

,

Long-term gain or loss

,

Level I quotes

,

Level II quotes

,

Level III quotes

,

Low

,

Modified cash basis

,

Medium-term

,

Medium-term bond

,

Maintenance call

,

Make a market

,

Managed account

,

Margin account

,

Margin call

,

Margin loan

,

Margin rate

,

Market if touched order

,

Market on close order

,

Mark-to-market

,

Medium of exchange

,

Marginal propensity to consume

,

Monetary indicator

,

Mezzanine level

,

Market rate

,

Money at call

,

Morning loan

,

Mortgage interest deduction

,

Mortgage rate

,

Mill rate

,

Mean

,

Mean return

,

Maximum price fluctuation

,

Minimum fluctuation

,

Mixed account

,

Movement

,

Net interest margin

,

Negotiable certificate of deposit

,

Negotiable Order of Withdrawal

,

Nostro account

,

Nominal rate

,

Non-interest-bearing note

,

Normal yield curve

,

Notice of Sale

,

National Association of Securities Dealers

,

National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations system

,

No limit order

,

No quote

,

Normal market

,

Notice period

,

No-Fault

,

No-Action Letter

,

Null and void

,

No-lien affidavit

,

Non-conforming loan

,

Note loan

,

Notice of Default

,

No-load

,

Naked call

,

National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts

,

Nonforfeitable benefit

,

Normal retirement age

,

No-load stock

,

Normal distribution

,

Net change

,

New high

,

No book

,

Off the books

,

One time charge

,

Other current assets

,

Other long term liabilities

,

Office of Thrift Supervision

,

Ordinary interest

,

Out-of-favor

,

Outside financing

,

Over-the-Counter

,

Off-floor order

,

On-floor order

,

On margin

,

Option account

,

Or better

,

Outside broker

,

Other income

,

Operating rate

,

Omnibus account

,

Open interest

,

Opinion of title

,

On account

,

On-the-spot loan

,

Out of the money

,

Old age, survivors, and disability insurance

,

On-balance volume

,

Overbought/oversold indicator

,

On close

,

On open

,

On the opening

,

Outside market

,

Pooling of interests

,

Pre-depreciation profit

,

Pre-tax profit margin

,

Profit and loss statement

,

Pass-through coupon rate

,

Payment-in-kind security

,

Price Value of a Basis Point

,

Prime paper

,

Provisional call feature

,

Payment for order flow

,

Prime broker

,

Prime brokerage

,

Purpose loan

,

P&L

,

Primary earnings per share

,

Provision for income taxes

,

Pacific Rim

,

Periodic payment plan

,

Policy loan

,

Pre-existing conditions

,

Per stirpes

,

Pour-over will

,

Power of Attorney

,

Partially amortized loan

,

Participation loan

,

Personal interest

,

Piggyback loan

,

Prepaid interest

,

Prime

,

Prime rate

,

Prioritization of debt

,

Prime rate fund

,

Pension benefit

,

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

,

Paid-in capital

,

Paid-in surplus

,

Payback period

,

Percent held by institutions

,

Pre-syndicate bid

,

Private Investment in Public Equity

,

Preservation of capital

,

Point-and-figure chart

,

Painting the tape

,

Plus tick

,

Plus tick rule

,

Priced out

,

Profit-taking

,

Put/call ratio

,

Quiet period

,

Reports and Records

,

Retention rate

,

Return of capital

,

Return on Capital

,

Return on Invested Capital

,

Return on Total Assets

,

Run rate

,

Real interest rate

,

Rate covenant

,

Regular-way delivery

,

Reading the tape

,

Real-time trade reporting

,

Regulation D

,

Regulation G

,

Regulation T

,

Regulation U

,

Restricted account

,

Round of funding

,

Rules of Fair Practice

,

Rate of exchange

,

Reciprocal of European terms

,

Real economic growth rate

,

Red herring

,

Regulation A

,

Reverse Take-Over

,

Right of first refusal

,

Right of rescission

,

Right to Know

,

Rate-improvement

,

Rate lock

,

Recourse loan

,

Renegotiable rate

,

Rescheduled loan

,

Revolving line of credit

,

Right of recourse

,

Rule of 78

,

Redemption period

,

Right of redemption

,

Retirement Equity Act of 1984

,

Return on Capital Employed

,

Rate of return

,

Real rate of return

,

Real-time

,

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

,

SG&A

,

Savings account

,

Savings and Loan

,

Short-term reserves

,

Sight letter of credit

,

Simple interest

,

S&L

,

Securities and Exchange Commission

,

Selling flat

,

Series EE bond

,

Short-term

,

Spot rate

,

Student Loan Marketing Association

,

Securities loan

,

Segregation of securities

,

Sell plus

,

Sell-side analyst

,

Sell the book

,

Stock loan

,

Sweep account

,

Savings rate

,

Standard of living

,

Supply-side economics

,

Swap rate

,

Strong basis

,

Second-to-die insurance

,

Separate account

,

Survivor benefit

,

Short interest

,

Short interest ratio

,

Severally but not jointly

,

Statute of Limitations

,

Sale and leaseback

,

Satisfaction of debt

,

Secured loan

,

Security interest

,

Security loan

,

Signature loan

,

Single-payment loan

,

Soft loan

,

Stafford loan

,

Standby loan commitment

,

Start rate

,

Swing loan

,

Staggered board of directors

,

Selling the spread

,

Special use property

,

Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees

,

Self-directed retirement account

,

Selling short against the box

,

Shorting against the box

,

S Corporation

,

Short-term gain or loss

,

Standard mileage rate

,

Subchapter M

,

Subchapter S Corporation

,

Schedule C

,

Securities Act of 1933

,

Securities Acts Amendments of 1975

,

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

,

Seek a market

,

S&P phenomenon

,

Stop and reverse

,

Stopped out

,

Times interest earned

,

Term CD

,

Time deposit

,

Time draft

,

T-Bill

,

Term

,

Term bond

,

Term to maturity

,

Treasury Inflation-Protected Security

,

Take a position

,

Time order

,

Two-way market

,

Trailing P/E

,

Take delivery

,

Term insurance

,

Tenancy by the entirety

,

Teaser rate

,

TED spread

,

Term deposit

,

Term loan

,

Time note

,

Truth in Lending

,

Term trust

,

Time spread

,

Tenancy at will

,

Time-sharing

,

Top hat plan

,

Ten-bagger

,

The Street

,

Time stop

,

Timing the market

,

Taxable event

,

Tax basis

,

Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997

,

Tax Reform Act of 1986

,

Tax Reform Act of 1993

,

Technical indicator

,

Top out

,

Take a bath

,

Take profits

,

Term repo

,

Trading floor

,

Term sheet

,

U.S. Government Agency Security

,

U.S. Savings Bond

,

U.S. Treasury

,

U.S. Treasury Bill

,

U.S. Treasury Bond

,

U.S. Treasury Note

,

U.S. Treasury Securities

,

Undermargined account

,

Unemployment rate

,

Unearned interest

,

Unsecured loan

,

Uncovered call

,

Unit of trade

,

Unit of trading

,

Variable rate

,

Vesting period

,

With interest

,

Wrap account

,

Waiver of premium

,

Working capital loan

,

Wraparound loan

,

Widow-and-orphan stock

,

W-2 Form

,

W formation

,

When, as, and if issued

,

When issued

,

X or XD

,

Year-To-Date

,

Yield to call

,

Yield to maturity

,

Yield to worst

,

Y shares

,

Zero-plus tick


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