Ch 2: Interest Rates

About This Chapter

The interest rates chapter of this Investing: Help & Tutorials course is the simplest way to master interest rates. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you learn the essentials of interest rates.

Who's It For?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering interest rates material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn interest rates. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding interest rates
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning about investment (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about interest rates
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra investment learning resources

How It Works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Interest Rates chapter exam.

Why It Works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Interest Rates chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any interest rates question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students Will Review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in an interest rates unit of a standard investing course. Topics covered include:

  • The Federal Reserve system
  • Economics of demand
  • Differences between real and nominal interest rates
  • How to calculate effective annual rate and compound interest

8 Lessons in Chapter 2: Interest Rates
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is the Federal Reserve System?

1. What is the Federal Reserve System?

Have you ever wondered why interest rates go up and down, seemingly at random? Of course you have! Discover what the Federal Reserve is, what its goals are and how those goals are achieved in this introductory lesson explaining the central bank of the United States.

Money Demand and Interest Rates: Economics of Demand

2. Money Demand and Interest Rates: Economics of Demand

Learn about the differences between money, wealth and income and explore the factors that determine the demand for money in an economy. Take a look at the demand curve for money as well.

Real vs. Nominal Interest Rates and Changes in Prices

3. Real vs. Nominal Interest Rates and Changes in Prices

This lesson explains the important difference between nominal and real interest rates and provides examples of how to use the Fisher equation to adjust nominal rates for inflation.

Private Investment and Real Interest Rates

4. Private Investment and Real Interest Rates

When you borrow money, where does that money come from and why is it available? In this lesson, you'll learn about the market for loanable funds, where savers deposit money and entrepreneurs borrow money to finance private investment.

Effective Annual Rate: Formula & Calculations

5. Effective Annual Rate: Formula & Calculations

After watching this video lesson, you will understand how the interest rate that financial institutions, such as credit card companies, give you work. Also, learn how this interest rate may be different than the one you actually end up with.

How to Solve Interest Problems: Steps & Examples

6. How to Solve Interest Problems: Steps & Examples

If you want to know how your money can earn money, then it's essential to learn about solving interest problems. In this lesson, we'll practice calculating interest amounts and interest rates.

Compounding Interest Formulas: Calculations & Examples

7. Compounding Interest Formulas: Calculations & Examples

Compound interest is a great way to have your money work for you. In this lesson, find out the formula for calculating compound interest and practice using the formula with several examples.

How to Find Simple Interest Rate: Definition, Formula & Examples

8. How to Find Simple Interest Rate: Definition, Formula & Examples

When we borrow a certain sum of money over a period of time, we agree that we will pay it back, along with a fee, known as the interest owed. Similarly, when we invest a sum of money in a savings account, the account earns us interest. This lesson will show you how to calculate a certain type of interest called simple interest.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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