# What is the current federal discount rate?

## What is the current federal discount rate?

0.25
Federal discount rate

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Federal Discount Rate 0.25 0.25

## When was the last time the discount rate was adjusted?

The last time the discount rate was lower than 1.25 percent was in January of 1948, when it was raised from 1.00 percent to 1.25 percent. A new Fed proposal may change how the discount rate is set.

What is the historical discount rate?

Interest Rates, Discount Rate for United States was 0.25000 % per Annum in August of 2021, according to the United States Federal Reserve. Historically, Interest Rates, Discount Rate for United States reached a record high of 14.00000 in June of 1981 and a record low of 0.25000 in March of 2020.

How often is the discount rate changed?

every 14 days
By law, the board of directors of each Reserve Bank sets the discount rate independently every 14 days subject to the approval of the Board of Governors. Originally, each Reserve Bank set its discount rate to reflect the banking and credit conditions in its own District.

### How do you find the discount rate?

Discount Rate = (Future Cash Flow / Present Value) 1/ n – 1

1. Discount Rate = (\$3,000 / \$2,200) 1/5 – 1.
2. Discount Rate = 6.40%

### What is the discount rate 2020?

The 2020 real discount rate for public investment and regulatory analyses remains at 7%. However, in Circular A-4, released September 2003, OMB recommends that two estimates be submitted, one calculated with a real discount rate of 7 % and one calculated with a real discount rate of 3 %.

What is the difference between federal funds rate and discount rate?

The fed funds rate is the interest rate that depository institutions—banks, savings and loans, and credit unions—charge each other for overnight loans. The discount rate is the interest rate that Federal Reserve Banks charge when they make collateralized loans—usually overnight—to depository institutions.

When did the Federal Reserve raises the discount rate?

The Fed raises the discount rate when it wants other interest rates to rise. This is called contractionary monetary policy, and central banks use it to reduce inflation. This policy also reduces the money supply and slows lending, which slows (contracts) economic growth.

#### Why does the Fed set the discount rate above the Fed funds rate?

The discount rate is typically set higher than the federal funds rate target, usually by 100 basis points (1 percentage point), because the central bank prefers that banks borrow from each other so that they continually monitor each other for credit risk and liquidity.

What is the Fed Funds rate?

The fed funds rate is the interest rate at which depository institutions (banks and credit unions) lend reserve balances to other depository institutions overnight, on an uncollateralized basis. The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meets eight times a year to determine the federal funds target rate.

What is the US discount rate?

Basic Info US Discount Rate is at 0.25%, compared to 0.25% the previous market day and 0.25% last year. This is lower than the long term average of 1.97%.

## What is the US discount rate for January 2021?

In depth view into US Discount Rate including historical data from 2003, charts and stats. US Discount Rate 0.25% for Jan 26 2021

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