A capped rate is an interest rate that is allowed to rise to a certain predetermined level, after which it is capped, or fixed, at that level. This type of interest rate is often used in mortgage products, where the interest rate may be allowed to rise in line with market rates, but will not exceed a certain level. This can offer borrowers some protection against rising interest rates, while still allowing them to benefit from any decreases. What are the different caps called? The different caps are called the initial cap, the periodic cap, and the lifetime cap. The initial cap is the interest rate that will be charged on the loan for the first year. The periodic cap is the maximum interest rate that can be charged for each subsequent year. The lifetime cap is the maximum interest rate that can be charged over the life of the loan. What does SOFR stand for? SOFR stands for the Secured Overnight Financing Rate. It is a broad measure of the cost of borrowing cash overnight collateralized by Treasury securities. It is calculated by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and published daily at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time. What are the advantages of cap? The advantage of a cap is that it protects the holder from interest rate increases beyond the strike rate. For example, if an investor buys a one-year interest rate cap with a strike rate of 5% and the interest rate at the time of purchase is 4%, the investor is protected from interest rate increases up to 5%. If the interest rate increases to 6%, the holder of the cap will receive a payment from the seller of the cap.

#### What is the root word for cap?

The root word for "cap" is "capped." Capped means to limit or restrict. In the context of interest rates, a cap is typically used to protect the borrower from rising rates. For example, if a borrower has a 5/1 ARM with a 2% interest rate cap, their interest rate will never increase more than 2% over the life of the loan, no matter how high rates go.

Is a cap like a call option? A cap is a type of interest rate derivative that gives the holder the right, but not the obligation, to receive periodic payments equal to the interest that accrues on a notional principal amount at a predetermined rate above a reference rate, such as LIBOR. The reference rate is usually reset periodically, and the payments are made at regular intervals, typically semi-annually or annually.

A call option is a type of financial derivative that gives the holder the right, but not the obligation, to buy an underlying asset at a predetermined price within a specified time period.