According to Bloomberg, Euribor 3 months (and more precisely Euribor 3m ACT/360) is the benchmark rate in the large euro money market. It is said that "Euribor is quoted on an actual/360 day-count convention". I am not sure to understand. Does it means that it is an annualised rate or that it is a daily rate or again that it is the rate that applied to the nominal will give me the real amount of interests for three months ?

Thank your for your help !


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Euribor figures are usually presented annualized for the sake of clarity and comparability with other rates. The convention is used to clarify how you should compound: act/360 day-count convention, which means that each month is treated normally and the year is assumed to be 360 days. I suggest this link for details: https://www.emmi-benchmarks.eu/assets/files/Euribor%20FAQs%20Final.pdf

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