22 thoughts on “The discount rate | Money, banking and central banks | Finance & Capital Markets | Khan Academy

  1. Hello Khan Acadamy,
    Can you please create a video that (a) explains the concept and principles of 'Forward accumulation' & 'Backward Discount', and (b) how these things can be used practically for individual/family/ business/investing finance???
    Thanks.

  2. Hi,
    i am studying accounting currently at college i was wondering if you could possibly do a video on settlement discounts and T accounts?

  3. sometimes this is stupid… when demand is low, and supply is high = price/interest is low
    but when america issue treasuries to be bought by countries. the more the demand the low the interest…

  4. @smokenfly514 There are several definitions. Investopedia had this to say:

    What Does Discount Rate Mean?
    1. The interest rate that an eligible depository institution is charged to borrow short-term funds directly from a Federal Reserve Bank.

    2. The interest rate used in determining the present value of future cash flows.

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