Implied Rate

What is an ‘Implied Rate’

An implied rate is an interest rate that is determined by the difference between the spot rate and the forward/futures rate. The degree of relative costliness of a future rate can be assessed by comparing the implied rate with the spot rate.

Calculated as:

Explaining ‘Implied Rate’

For example, if the present spot rate of LIBOR is 5% and the forward rate for LIBOR is 6%, the implied rate is 1%. This situation merits the impression that the future rate for borrowing will be more expensive.

Further Reading

  • Are implied volatilities more informative? The Brazilian real exchange rate case – [PDF]
  • PE ratios, PEG ratios, and estimating the implied expected rate of return on equity capital – [PDF]
  • Implied interest rates – [PDF]
  • The economics of options-implied inflation probability density functions – [PDF]
  • The calculation of implied variances from the Black-Scholes model: A note – [PDF]
  • Forecasting exchange rate volatility: GARCH models versus implied volatility forecasts – [PDF]
  • Uncertainty and implied variance bounds in long-memory models of the interest rate term structure – [PDF]
  • Stochastic implied trees: Arbitrage pricing with stochastic term and strike structure of volatility – [PDF]
  • Two unconditionally implied parameters and volatility smiles and skews – [PDF]
  • Implied discount rate and payback threshold of energy efficiency investment in the industrial sector – [PDF]