## FAQs

3 Month Treasury Bill Rate is at **5.10%**, compared to 5.10% the previous market day and 0.84% last year. This is higher than the long term average of 4.17%. The 3 Month Treasury Bill Rate is the yield received for investing in a government issued treasury security that has a maturity of 3 months.

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How to calculate 3 month Treasury bill rate? ›
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The first calculation involves **subtracting the T-bill's price from 100 and dividing this amount by the price**. This figure tells you the T-bill's yield during the maturity period. Multiply this number by 100 to convert to a percentage.

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What is the average 3 month T-bill rate? ›
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Basic Info. 3 Month Treasury Bill Rate is at 4.92%, compared to 4.69% last month and 0.76% last year.

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How often do 3 month Treasury bills pay interest? ›
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Both bonds and notes pay interest **every six months**.

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How do you read a Treasury bill rate? ›
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The process involves **multiplying the bid (dropping the decimals) by the number of days until maturity and then dividing by 360 and then subtracting that number from 10,000**: 4*100/360=$1.11.

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How do you calculate 3 month interest rate? ›
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As we've seen, short-term interest rates are quoted as simple rates per annum. Therefore, **the (simple annual) quoted rates are multiplied by 3/12** to work out the actual interest for a three-month-long period.

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What is the current 91-day T-Bill rate? ›
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91-day T-bill auction avg disc rate

| This Week | Month Ago |
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91-day T-bill auction avg disc rate | **5.12** | **4.78** |

May 2, 2023

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Are negative rates on 3 month US T bills possible? ›
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**The peak probability of negative 3-month Treasury bills is 14.2% in May 2026**. This week's simulation shows that the most likely range for the 3-month U.S. Treasury bill yield in ten years is from 0% to 1%. There is a 30.38% probability that the 3-month yield falls in this range, a change from 30.45% last week.

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What is a 1 year T bill paying today? ›
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1 Year Treasury Rate is at **4.73%**, compared to 4.59% the previous market day and 2.08% last year.

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What is the monthly US T bill rate? ›
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Basic Info. 1 Month Treasury Rate is at **5.59%**, compared to 5.76% the previous market day and 0.49% last year.

Since the Fed altered its strategy, yields on 3-month U.S. Treasury bills jumped, from 0.01% at the end of 2021 to higher than 5.0% today. **More Fed rate hikes are expected in 2023**, though Fed officials have indicated those increases will be more modest than what occurred in 2022.

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Are 3 month Treasury bills taxable? ›
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Interest from Treasury bills (T-bills) is **subject to federal income taxes but not state or local taxes**.

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Are Treasury bills safer than CDs? ›
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T-bills are more liquid than CDs but **have about the same level of safety and maturity**, so we would expect CDs to pay a higher rate to compensate for the difference in liquidity.

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Why use 3 month Treasury bill as risk free rate? ›
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Thus, the interest rate on a three-month U.S. Treasury bill (T-bill) is often used as the risk-free rate for U.S.-based investors. The three-month U.S. Treasury bill is a useful proxy because **the market considers there to be virtually no chance of the U.S. government defaulting on its obligations**.

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Is the 3 month T-bill rate annualized? ›
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The yield on the 3-month Treasury touched a high of 5.015% on Tuesday, the highest level since 2007. (Note: that **yield is annualized**, not what you would get in just three months.)

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Why are Treasury bill rates high? ›
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Factors that Affect Treasury Bill Prices

Like other types of debt securities, the price of T-bills and the return for investors may be affected by various factors such as **macroeconomic conditions, investor risk tolerance, inflation, monetary policy, and specific supply and demand conditions for T-bills**.

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What does 3 month interest rate mean? ›
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Three Month Interest Rate means (a) the rate of interest per annum determined by the Remarketing Agent, on the Interest Rate Determination Date immediately preceding the applicable Interest Rate Adjustment Date, to be the lowest interest rate, for the Interest Rate Period commencing on the applicable Interest Rate ...

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Is 1% per month the same as 12% per annum? ›
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Simply divide your APY by 12 (for each month of the year) to find the percent interest your account earns per month. For example: **A 12% APY would give you a 1% monthly interest rate** (12 divided by 12 is 1). A 1% APY would give you a 0.083% monthly interest rate (1 divided by 12 is 0.083).

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What is the monthly interest on $100000 at 3%? ›
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Monthly payments for a $100,000 mortgage

Annual Percentage Rate (APR) | Monthly payment (15 year) | Monthly payment (30 year) |
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3.00% | **$690.58** | **$421.60** |

3.25% | $702.67 | $435.21 |

3.50% | $714.88 | $449.04 |

3.75% | $727.22 | $463.12 |

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What is the latest T-bill interest rate? ›
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Next 6-Month T-bill (19 Apr 2023 Announcement Date)

(Benchmark yield as of 19 Apr 2023: **3.74% p.a.**)

According to Kiplinger, Treasury bills "**are good investments for individuals looking to make a large purchase in a short timeline**, as the money will only be tied-up for at most a year." Though Treasury bills don't earn as high of returns as other investments, they also offer greater security.

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What is the 7 year T-bill rate today? ›
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7 Year Treasury Rate is at **3.41%**, compared to 3.32% the previous market day and 3.07% last year.

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What is the downside of buying T-bills? ›
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The T-Bill pays no coupon—interest payments—leading up to its maturity. **T-bills can inhibit cash flow for investors who require steady income**. T-bills have interest rate risk, so, their rate could become less attractive in a rising-rate environment.

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What is the downside of T-bill? ›
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T-bills are considered risk-free because you can be certain you'll get your money back. But risk and return are directly proportional, and **T-bills offer very low returns on investment**. Consequently, if you invest in T-bills, there's a risk you're foregoing the opportunity to earn a higher return elsewhere.

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Are Treasury bills a good investment in 2023? ›
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Are Treasury Bills a good investment for 2023? **US Treasury bills (T-bills) are considered safe and low-risk investments**. They are issued by the United States government and backed by its full faith and credit. Investing in T-Bills isn't necessarily a good long-term strategy, but they are good for short-term goals.

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How much does a 6 month T bill pay? ›
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6 Month Treasury Bill Rate is at **4.82%**, compared to 4.85% the previous market day and 1.39% last year.

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How do 3 month Treasury bonds work? ›
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The 3-Month Treasury bill is a short-term U.S. government security with a constant maturity period of 3 months. **The Federal Reserve calculates yields for "constant maturities" by interpolating points along a treasury curve comprised of actively traded issues of term (e.g., 1 month) maturities**.

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What is the 6 month Treasury rate? ›
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6 Month Treasury Rate is at **5.13%**, compared to 5.04% the previous market day and 1.37% last year. This is higher than the long term average of 2.76%. The 6 Month Treasury Bill Rate is the yield received for investing in a US government issued treasury security that has a maturity of 6 months.

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How do you make money on T bills? ›
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**The Treasury auctions T-bills to investors, who purchase the security at a discount to the face value**. For example, an investor may purchase a bill with a $1,000 face value and a six-month maturity at a price of $950. In six months, when the investment matures, the investor receives $1,000, producing $50 in profit.

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What is the 2yr T-bill rate? ›
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2 Year Treasury Rate (I:2YTCMR)

2 Year Treasury Rate is at **3.75%**, compared to 3.89% the previous market day and 2.66% last year. This is higher than the long term average of 3.16%. The 2 Year Treasury Rate is the yield received for investing in a US government issued treasury security that has a maturity of 2 years.

** **The 4-month constant maturity series began on October 19, 2022**, with the first auction of a 17-week Treasury bill as a benchmark Treasury security.

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How high will US interest rates go in 2023? ›
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1) Interest-rate forecast.

We project a year-end 2023 federal-funds rate of **4.75%**, falling to about 2.00% by the end of 2024. Further out, our 2026 and long-run projection for the fed-funds rate and 10-year Treasury yield are 1.75% and 2.75%, respectively.

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What is the 3 year T-Bill rate today? ›
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Compare 2 to 12 securities.

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Treasury Yield Curve.

1 Month Treasury Rate | 5.59% |
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20 Year Treasury Rate | 3.85% |

3 Month Treasury Rate | 5.26% |

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Do banks charge to buy T bills? ›
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Treasury bills (T-bills) are short-term securities with maturities ranging from four weeks to 52 weeks. By buying directly from the U.S. Treasury, **you can avoid paying any extra fees or commissions to your bank**.

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Do you pay capital gains on Treasury bills? ›
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Are Treasury bills taxed as capital gains? **Normally no**. However, if you buy a T-bill in the secondary market and then achieve a profit, you may be liable for capital gains depending on your exact purchase price.

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What is the penalty for selling T bills early? ›
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You can sell a T-Bill before its maturity date **without penalty**, although you will be charged a commission.

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How to buy 3 month Treasuries? ›
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You can buy short-term Treasury bills **on TreasuryDirect, the U.S. government's portal for buying U.S. Treasuries**. Short-term Treasury bills can also be bought and sold through a bank or broker. If you do not hold your Treasuries until maturity, the only way to sell them is through a bank or broker.

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Why buy a CD instead of a Treasury bill? ›
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**CDs offer a fixed rate for locking up your money for a fixed period of time, but you'll only earn the highest returns if you choose longer terms**. Treasury bills are shorter term and depending on the term you choose, you could lock your money up for as little as a few days or as long as one year.

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Which is better Treasury bills or notes? ›
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Key Takeaways

**T-bonds mature in 20 or 30 years and offer the highest interest payments bi-annually**. T-notes mature anywhere between two and 10 years, with bi-annual interest payments, but lower yields. T-bills have the shortest maturity terms—from four weeks to one year.

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Are Treasury bills taxable? ›
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Interest income from Treasury bills, notes and bonds - This interest is **subject to federal income tax, but is exempt from all state and local income taxes**.

Treasury bills — or T-bills — are short-term U.S. debt securities issued by the federal government that mature over a time period of four weeks to one year. Since the U.S. government backs T-bills, they're considered **lower-risk investments**.

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What is the 52 week Treasury bill rate? ›
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Bonds | Yield | Year |
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US 8W | 5.21 | 4.528% |

US 3M | 5.27 | 4.408% |

US 6M | 5.11 | 3.729% |

US 52W | 4.77 | 2.783% |

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What happens when T Bill matures? ›
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**The only interest payment to you occurs when your bill matures**. At that time, you are paid the par amount (also called face value) of the bill.

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Should you buy bonds when interest rates are high? ›
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**purchase bonds in a low-interest rate environment**.

The longer the bond's maturity, the greater the risk that the bond's value could be impacted by changing interest rates prior to maturity, which may have a negative effect on the price of the bond.

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What is the average T bill annual return? ›
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The current 1 year treasury yield as of May 04, 2023 is **4.59%**.

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What is the return on the 3 month Treasury bill? ›
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3 Month Treasury Bill Rate is at **5.10%**, compared to 5.09% the previous market day and 0.88% last year. This is higher than the long term average of 4.17%. The 3 Month Treasury Bill Rate is the yield received for investing in a government issued treasury security that has a maturity of 3 months.

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Is the Treasury bill rate fixed? ›
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**The rate is fixed at auction**. It doesn't change over the life of the note. It is never less than 0.125%.

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What is the interest rate on a 3 year Treasury bill? ›
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Basic Info. 3 Year Treasury Rate is at **3.63%**, compared to 3.47% the previous market day and 2.91% last year.

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What is the 3 month 10 year Treasury rate? ›
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Basic Info. 10 Year-3 Month Treasury Yield Spread is at **-1.82%**, compared to -1.89% the previous market day and 2.20% last year. This is lower than the long term average of 1.18%. The 10 Year-3 Month Treasury Yield Spread is the difference between the 10 year treasury rate and the 3 month treasury rate.

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How are 3 month Treasury bills taxed? ›
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Interest from Treasury bills (T-bills) is subject to **federal income taxes but not state or local taxes**. The interest income received in a year is recorded on Form 1099-INT. Investors can opt to have up to 50% of their Treasury bills' interest earnings automatically withheld.

The calculation is straightforward: **Interest = Principal x Rate x Time**. Where Principal is the initial amount invested. Rate is the interest rate charged and time is the duration of the investment.

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Is a Treasury bill better than a CD? ›
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**Treasury bills can be a good choice for those looking for a low-risk, fixed-rate investment that doesn't require setting money aside for as long as a CD might call for**. However, you still run the risk of losing out on higher rates and returns if the market is on the upswing while your money is locked in.

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What are Treasury bill rates in 2023? ›
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The interest rate determined for fiscal year 2023 in accordance with the above-quoted formula is **2.7141%** which adjusted to the nearest 1/8 of 1% is 2-3/4%.

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Are Treasury bills a good investment? ›
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According to Kiplinger, Treasury bills "**are good investments for individuals looking to make a large purchase in a short timeline**, as the money will only be tied-up for at most a year." Though Treasury bills don't earn as high of returns as other investments, they also offer greater security.

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Why use 3 month Treasury bill as risk-free rate? ›
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Thus, the interest rate on a three-month U.S. Treasury bill (T-bill) is often used as the risk-free rate for U.S.-based investors. The three-month U.S. Treasury bill is a useful proxy because **the market considers there to be virtually no chance of the U.S. government defaulting on its obligations**.

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What is the 3 month treasury? ›
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The 3-Month Treasury bill is **a short-term U.S. government security with a constant maturity period of 3 months**. The Federal Reserve calculates yields for "constant maturities" by interpolating points along a treasury curve comprised of actively traded issues of term (e.g., 1 month) maturities.

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Are 3 month Treasury bills safe? ›
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A Treasury bill, or T-bill, is a short-term debt obligation backed by the U.S. Treasury Department. It's **one of the safest places you can save your cash**, as it's backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government.

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How to make money with T-bills? ›
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**The Treasury auctions T-bills to investors, who purchase the security at a discount to the face value**. For example, an investor may purchase a bill with a $1,000 face value and a six-month maturity at a price of $950. In six months, when the investment matures, the investor receives $1,000, producing $50 in profit.

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What is 10% interest? ›
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If you were to gain 10% annual interest on $100, for example, **the total amount earned per year would be $10**. At the end of the year, you'd have $110: the initial $100, plus $10 of interest.

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How do I calculate 8% interest on a loan? ›
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You can calculate your total interest by using this formula: **Principal loan amount x interest rate x loan term = interest**.

It's easy. Simply **divide your APY by 12 (for each month of the year) to find the percent interest your account earns per month**. For example: A 12% APY would give you a 1% monthly interest rate (12 divided by 12 is 1).