The Excel YIELD to maturity function is used to calculate the yield to maturity for a bond, and has the syntax YIELD (Settlement, Maturity, Rate, Pr, Redemption, Frequency, Basis).

# Discount Rate

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## Excel EFFECT Function

The Excel EFFECT function is used to calculate the effective annual rate from the nominal annual rate based on the number of compounding periods in a year. The effective annual rate allows for compounding, whereas the nominal annual rate does not allow for compounding.

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## Continuous to Periodic Interest Rate Formula

## Flat Interest Rate

## Effective Annual Rate Formula

The effective interest rate formula calculates the rate of interest for a year based on a nominal rate (i) compounded a number of times a year (m). The formula for annual interest rate is sometimes referred to as the annual equivalent rate formula or AER formula.

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