An interest rate quoted as a rate per annum; it is equal to the interest Of Interest rate per compounding period multiplied by the number of compounding periods.(For example, j2 = 10%; j4=12%; j12=11.5%).

The stated interest rate that is paid on an investment. Does not include compounding.

The interest rate stipulated in a contract.

The quoted interest rate for a mortgage.

Also known as nominal yield. The percentage of annual interest which would be earned from a fixed income investment (for example, bonds) if the security was purchased at par value; actual rate of return is usually different.