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Yield

Definition 1

The annual rate of 

Return

 on an investment, expressed as a percentage.

Definition 2

For bonds and 

Note

, the 

Coupon

 rate divided by the 

Market

 price. This is not an accurate measure of 

Total return

, since it does not 

Factor

 in 

Capital

 gains.

Definition 3

For securities, the annual dividends divided by the 

Purchase

 price. This is not an accurate measure of 

Total return

, since it does not 

Factor

 in 

Capital

 gains. here, also called dividend 

Yield

 or 

Current yield

.



Related Terms: 19

Capital

,

Call

,

Cap

,

Coupon

,

Coupon rate

,

Current yield

,

ECU

,

Factor

,

FIN

,

Inc.

,

Market

,

Note

,

Purchase

,

Return

,

Rent

,

Rate of return

,

SEC

,

Total return

,

Yield


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10-K

,

12b-1 funds

,

Allowance for depreciation

,

Average accounting return

,

Adjustable rate

,

Accrual bond

,

Accrual of discount

,

Accrued market discount

,

Accumulation bond

,

Agency bond

,

American Municipal Bond Assurance Corporation

,

Amortization of premium

,

Anticipation note

,

Asked price

,

Asking price

,

Assumed bond

,

At par

,

Authority bond

,

All or any part

,

At best

,

At call

,

Accrued dividend

,

Accumulated dividend

,

Adjustable rate preferred stock

,

Adjusted futures price

,

All-risks coverage

,

At risk

,

Annual return

,

Add-on service

,

Abstract of title

,

Action to quiet title

,

As is

,

Assignment to creditors

,

Attorney in fact

,

Adjustable Rate Mortgage

,

Advance rate

,

Annual mortgagor statement

,

Annual Percentage Rate

,

Applicable federal rate

,

Assignment of mortgage

,

A shares

,

Automatic investment plan

,

Average price per share

,

Aggregate exercise price

,

At the money

,

Absorption rate

,

Age-weighted plan

,

Annuity factor method

,

Average contribution percentage

,

Across the board

,

Additional paid-in capital

,

Average up

,

Amended return

,

Annual exclusion

,

Active market

,

Against the box

,

At the bell

,

At the close

,

At the figure

,

At the full

,

At the market

,

At the opening order

,

Auction market

,

Automated Pricing and Reporting System

,

Away from the market

,

Below the line

,

Books of final entry

,

Books of original entry

,

Book value per share

,

Burn rate

,

Banking Act of 1933

,

Bank Note

,

Baby bond

,

Bearer bond

,

Benchmark interest rate

,

Bid-to-cover ratio

,

Blanket bond

,

Bond anticipation note

,

Bond Buyer

,

Bond circular

,

Bond crowd

,

Bond equivalent yield

,

Bond fund

,

Bond indenture

,

Bond market

,

Bond ordinance

,

Bond quote

,

Bond resolution

,

Bond swap

,

Brady bond

,

Bullet bond

,

Bureau of Public Debt

,

Brought over the wall

,

Buying on margin

,

Buy on close

,

Buy on opening

,

Buy the book

,

Basic earnings per share

,

Balance of payments

,

Bank Rate

,

Base interest rate

,

Bear market

,

Board of Governors

,

Bulldog market

,

Breaking the syndicate

,

Bill of exchange

,

Bill of sale

,

Breach of trust

,

By the book

,

Balloon note

,

Base rate

,

Blended rate

,

Broker loan rate

,

Bust-up takeover

,

Back-end load

,

B shares

,

Buy and write

,

Balanced investment strategy

,

Break-even tax rate

,

Breadth-of-market theory

,

Beat the gun

,

Bull market

,

Capital

,

Capital appreciation

,

Capital asset

,

Capital efficiency

,

Capital expenditure

,

Capital growth

,

Capital investment

,

Capital liability

,

Capital loss

,

Capital resource

,

Cost Of Goods Sold

,

Cost of sales

,

Current debt

,

Current liabilities

,

Current income

,

Call

,

Callable bond

,

Call date

,

Called away

,

Called bond

,

Call price

,

Call protection

,

Call risk

,

Cap

,

Capital market

,

Capital structure

,

Catastrophe bond

,

CAT bond

,

Certificateless municipal bond

,

Certificate of Participation

,

Collateralized Bond Obligation

,

Combination bond

,

Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures

,

Commodity-backed bond

,

Companion bonds

,

Consolidated bond

,

Conversion parity price

,

Conversion price

,

Corporate bond equivalent

,

Coupon

,

Coupon bond

,

Coupon pass

,

Coupon rate

,

Coupon yield

,

Current coupon bond

,

Current issue

,

Current market value

,

Current maturity

,

Current production rate

,

Current yield

,

Call money rate

,

Code of procedure

,

Cash dividend

,

Cumulative dividend

,

Capitalization of income

,

Capitalization rate

,

Cap rate

,

Capital account

,

Capital consumption allowance

,

Capital formation

,

Civilian unemployment rate

,

Consumer Price Index

,

Cost of Living Adjustment

,

Cost-of-living index

,

Council of Economic Advisers

,

Current account

,

Current dollars

,

Cash and carry trade

,

Cash market

,

Cash price

,

Chasing the market

,

Cheapest to deliver

,

Chicago Board of Trade

,

Commodities Exchange Act

,

Contract market

,

Current delivery

,

Cost-of-living rider

,

Capital budget

,

Capital gains distribution

,

Certificate of stock

,

Cost of carry

,

Certificate of title

,

Contract for deed

,

Cancellation of debt

,

Certificate of Claim

,

Closed-end credit

,

Collateral note

,

Cost of debt capital

,

Cost of funds

,

Capital appreciation fund

,

Closed-end fund

,

Closed-end investment company

,

C shares

,

Call option

,

Call ratio backspread

,

Call swaption

,

Class of options

,

Close to the money

,

Covered call

,

Certificate of Occupancy

,

Cloud on title

,

Cash or Deferred Arrangement

,

Capital Asset Pricing Model

,

Capital commitment

,

Choice market

,

Class A Shares

,

Class B Shares

,

Contributed capital

,

Crash of 1929

,

Crash of 1987

,

Capital gains tax

,

Capital loss carryover

,

Child and dependent care credit

,

Consolidated tax return

,

Coefficient of determination

,

Cup and handle

,

Certificate of delivery

,

Close a position

,

Close market

,

Closing price

,

Closing purchase

,

Continuous market

,

Cornering the market

,

Curbs in

,

Corporate venture capital

,

Debit note

,

Deposit in transit

,

Date of issue

,

Date of payment

,

Dealer market

,

Debt capital

,

Debt market

,

Deep-discount bond

,

Deferred interest bond

,

Discount bond

,

Discounted bond

,

Dollar bond

,

Dollar price

,

Drawn securities

,

Dual currency bond

,

Division of Enforcement

,

Division of Investment Management

,

Division of Market Regulation

,

Do Not Reduce

,

Date of record

,

Dividend clawback

,

Dividend clientele

,

Dividend discount model

,

Dividend in arrears

,

Dividend payout ratio

,

Dividend rate

,

Dividend Reinvestment Plan

,

Dividend requirement

,

Dividend rollover plan

,

Desk (the)

,

Diminishing return

,

Discount rate

,

Division of labor

,

Delivery price

,

De-escalation clause

,

De facto

,

Doing business as

,

Durable Power of Attorney

,

Date of maturity

,

Debtor in possession

,

Debtor-in-possession financing

,

Deed of Release

,

Deed of Trust

,

Discharge of bankruptcy

,

Discharge of lien

,

Due-on-sale clause

,

Deep in the money

,

Deep out of the money

,

Deed of Surrender

,

Department of Housing and Urban Development

,

Defensive investment strategy

,

Dogs of the Dow

,

Double up

,

Dow dividend theory

,

Deep market

,

Depth of market

,

Discount yield

,

Double auction market

,

Effective annual interest rate

,

Eurodollar certificate of deposit

,

Equity-linked note

,

Escrowed to maturity

,

Eurodollar bond

,

Euroyen bond

,

Ex-legal

,

Extendible note

,

External market

,

Either-or order

,

ECU

,

Exchange rate

,

Earnings yield

,

Economic growth rate

,

Edge Act

,

E-mini

,

Exchange for futures

,

Exchange for physical

,

Exchange of spot

,

Ex-pit transaction

,

Emerging market

,

Effective tax rate

,

Employee Stock Purchase Plan

,

Ex-all

,

Expected return

,

Express agreement

,

Ex-warrants

,

Economic rent

,

Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974

,

Equity capital

,

Ex-rights

,

Ex-rights date

,

Even up

,

Factor

,

Financial capital

,

First In First Out

,

Federal Savings and Loan Association

,

Federal Reserve Note

,

Fidelity bond

,

First call date

,

Flat yield curve

,

Flight to quality

,

Flip-flop note

,

Floating-rate bond

,

Flow of funds

,

Free bond

,

Full price

,

Federal Call

,

Fill or kill

,

Front-ending an order

,

Floating exchange rate

,

Foreign exchange rate

,

Forward exchange rate

,

Forward P/E

,

Fully diluted earnings per share

,

Factors of production

,

Favorable balance of trade

,

Federal Reserve Discount Rate

,

Free market

,

Free market price

,

Forward price

,

Futures price

,

Foreign direct investment

,

Fee-for-service

,

Front-end load

,

Fair market value

,

Form 8-K

,

Form S-1

,

Friends and family offering

,

Fair Credit Reporting Act

,

Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

,

Fixed rate

,

Fixed-rate loan

,

Fixed-Rate Mortgage

,

Floating rate

,

Forward interest rate

,

Forward Rate Agreement

,

Full faith and credit

,

Family of funds

,

Fund of funds

,

Free and clear

,

Federal Insurance Contributions Act

,

Fixed investment trust

,

Free right of exchange

,

Federal ID Number

,

FIN

,

Fourth market

,

General Obligation Bond

,

Global bond

,

Gold bond

,

Government Bond

,

Government securities

,

Government Securities Clearing Corporation

,

Guaranteed bond

,

Guaranteed Investment Contract

,

General Securities Representative Examination

,

Glass-Steagall Act

,

G-7

,

GDP implicit price deflator

,

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

,

G-8

,

Growth and income fund

,

Gather in the stops

,

Graveyard market

,

High-grade bond

,

High yield

,

Housing bond

,

Hart-Scott-Rodino Act of 1976

,

Hit the bid

,

House call

,

House of issue

,

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

,

Holder in due course

,

Home equity line of credit

,

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act

,

HUD-1 statement

,

Historical yield

,

Housing Market Index

,

Head and shoulders

,

Hammering the market

,

Held at the opening

,

Holding the market

,

Horizontal price movement

,

Investment flows

,

Income bond

,

Index bond

,

Index-linked bond

,

Industrial revenue bond

,

In escrow

,

Installment bond

,

Insured bond

,

Interchangeable bond

,

Interest rate collar

,

Interest rate risk

,

Interest rate swap

,

International Securities Identification Number

,

Inverted yield curve

,

Invested capital

,

Investment bill

,

Investment-grade bond

,

Investment letter

,

Investment security

,

Investment value

,

Irredeemable bond

,

In-house

,

Investment Advisor Act of 1940

,

Investment bank

,

Investment banker

,

Investment Bankers Association

,

Investment banking

,

Investment banking group

,

Investment Company Act of 1940

,

Indicated dividend

,

Indicated yield

,

In line

,

Inefficient market

,

Inflation rate

,

Investment multiplier

,

Interest rate futures

,

Inverted market

,

Interbank Rate

,

Internal market

,

Inside market

,

Insider Trading sanctions Act of 1984

,

Internal Rate of Return

,

Indication of interest

,

Inc.

,

In intestacy

,

Interest rate

,

Interest rate cap

,

Interest rate ceiling

,

Interest rate floor

,

In play

,

In-process research and development

,

Investment company

,

Investment fund

,

Investment objective

,

Investment policy

,

Investment trust

,

Interest rate option

,

I/O strip

,

Investment property

,

In-service withdrawal

,

Investment philosophy

,

Individual tax return

,

Imbalance of orders

,

Imperfect market

,

In and out

,

In sympathy

,

In the tank

,

Invisible venture capital

,

Junk bond

,

Jointly and severally

,

Jumping the gun

,

Joint and several liability

,

Joint and survivor annuity

,

Joint return

,

Joint tax return

,

Last In First Out

,

Lender of last resort

,

Law of one price

,

Long Bond

,

Lending at a rate

,

Limit-on-close order

,

Limit price

,

Long Market Value

,

Law of demand

,

Law of supply

,

Limit up

,

London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange

,

London Inter-Bank Offer Rate

,

Long-Term Equity Anticipation Securities

,

Letter of comment

,

Legal age

,

Lifetime cap

,

Line of credit

,

Loan note

,

Loan-to-cost

,

Loan-to-value

,

Lock-in

,

Load-adjusted return

,

Lease-purchase agreement

,

Large cap

,

Leading the market

,

Locked in

,

Long-term gain or loss

,

Level I quotes

,

Liquid market

,

Locked market

,

Maintenance bond

,

Market basket

,

Market capitalization

,

Market conversion price

,

Master notes

,

Medium-term bond

,

Minimum yield

,

Minus yield

,

Moral obligation bond

,

Mortgage bond

,

Municipal bond

,

Municipal bond fund

,

Municipal bond insurance

,

Municipal Bond Insurance Association

,

Municipal investment trust

,

Municipal note

,

Municipal revenue bond

,

Maintenance call

,

Make a market

,

Margin call

,

Margin rate

,

Market if touched order

,

Market letter

,

Market maker

,

Market maker spread

,

Market on close order

,

Market order

,

Mark-to-market

,

Medium of exchange

,

Marginal propensity to consume

,

Market economy

,

Market rate

,

Money at call

,

Money factor

,

Mortgage note

,

Mortgage rate

,

Marketable securities

,

Market cap

,

Medium-cap

,

Micro cap

,

Mid cap

,

Market neutral

,

Market portfolio

,

Market timer

,

Market timing

,

Mill rate

,

Market analysis

,

Mean return

,

Market

,

Market inefficiency

,

Market opening

,

Market return

,

Market-share weighted index

,

Market surveillance

,

Market-value weighted index

,

Market Volatility Index

,

Maximum price fluctuation

,

Mixed market

,

Net current assets

,

Net investment

,

Negotiable certificate of deposit

,

Negotiable Order of Withdrawal

,

National Market System

,

Negative yield curve

,

Nine-Bond Rule

,

Nominal rate

,

Non-callable bond

,

Non-interest-bearing note

,

Normal yield curve

,

Note

,

Notice of Sale

,

National Association of Securities Dealers

,

National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations system

,

National Securities Clearing Corporation

,

National Securities Trade Association

,

Net capital ratio

,

No limit order

,

No quote

,

Normal market

,

No-Fault

,

No-Action Letter

,

Null and void

,

No-lien affidavit

,

Note loan

,

Notice of Default

,

No-load

,

Naked call

,

National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts

,

Non-investment property

,

Normal retirement age

,

Nasdaq Small Cap Market

,

No-load stock

,

Nominal capital

,

Narrow market

,

National Market Advisory Board

,

Negotiated market

,

No book

,

Off the books

,

Other current assets

,

Office of Thrift Supervision

,

Obligation bond

,

Offering price

,

Out-of-favor

,

Over-the-Counter

,

On-floor order

,

On margin

,

Or better

,

Omitted dividend

,

Optional dividend

,

Open market operation

,

Operating rate

,

Opinion of title

,

On account

,

On-the-spot loan

,

Open-end credit

,

Open-end mortgage

,

Open-end fund

,

Open-end management company

,

Option price

,

Out of the money

,

Open-end lease

,

Old age, survivors, and disability insurance

,

On-balance volume

,

On close

,

On open

,

On the opening

,

Open market

,

Operationally efficient market

,

Outside market

,

Permanent capital

,

Pooling of interests

,

Pre-depreciation profit

,

Pre-tax profit margin

,

Profit and loss statement

,

Par bond

,

Pass-through coupon rate

,

Payment-in-kind security

,

Performance bond

,

Pickup bond

,

Positive yield curve

,

Premium bond

,

Premium over bond value

,

Price Value of a Basis Point

,

Prior lien bond

,

Privileged bond

,

Provisional call feature

,

Public bond

,

Public purpose bond

,

Purchase

,

Put bond

,

Payment for order flow

,

Public Securities Association

,

Participating dividend

,

P&L

,

Primary earnings per share

,

Provision for income taxes

,

Peace dividend

,

Price index

,

Producer Price Index

,

Parity price

,

Physical market

,

Price limit

,

Pre-existing conditions

,

Primary market

,

Public offering price

,

Per stirpes

,

Power of Attorney

,

Paid up

,

Pool factor

,

Prime rate

,

Prioritization of debt

,

Promissory note

,

Purchase-money mortgage

,

Private Market Value

,

Prime rate fund

,

Price spread

,

Purchase agreement

,

Prudent Expert Act

,

Paid-in capital

,

Paid-in surplus

,

Percent held by institutions

,

Pre-syndicate bid

,

Private Investment in Public Equity

,

Perfect capital market

,

Preservation of capital

,

Patronage dividend

,

Point-and-figure chart

,

Painting the tape

,

Price range

,

Price-weighted index

,

Put/call ratio

,

Quick turn

,

Reports and Records

,

Retention rate

,

Return of capital

,

Return on Capital

,

Return on Invested Capital

,

Return on Total Assets

,

Risk adjusted return

,

Run rate

,

Real interest rate

,

Rate covenant

,

Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduit

,

Redeemable bond

,

Redemption price

,

Registered coupon bond

,

Return

,

Revenue anticipation note

,

Revenue bond

,

Reading the tape

,

Regulation D

,

Regulation G

,

Regulation T

,

Regulation U

,

Round of funding

,

Rule 15c3-1

,

Rules of Fair Practice

,

Rate of exchange

,

Reciprocal of European terms

,

Regulated investment company

,

Real economic growth rate

,

Retail Price Index

,

Round turn

,

Reduced paid-up insurance

,

Regulation A

,

Right of first refusal

,

Right of rescission

,

Right to Know

,

Rate-improvement

,

Rate lock

,

Renegotiable rate

,

Revolving line of credit

,

Right of recourse

,

Rule of 78

,

Roll up

,

Rent

,

Rent control

,

Right of redemption

,

Retirement Equity Act of 1984

,

Risk/return trade-off

,

Return on Capital Employed

,

Rate of return

,

Real rate of return

,

Risk capital

,

SEC filing

,

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

,

SG&A

,

Savings and Loan

,

Sight letter of credit

,

S&L

,

Savings Bond

,

SEC

,

Secondary market

,

Secured bond

,

Securities and Exchange Commission

,

Self-supporting bond

,

Serial bond

,

Series bond

,

Series EE bond

,

Series HH bond

,

Short bond

,

Split coupon bond

,

Spot rate

,

Step-up bond

,

Straight bond

,

Structured note

,

Super sinker bond

,

Surety bond

,

SEC fee

,

Securities analyst

,

Securities Industry Association

,

Securities Investor Protection Corporation

,

Securities loan

,

Segregation of securities

,

Sell the book

,

Stop price

,

Special dividend

,

Stock dividend

,

Savings rate

,

Standard of living

,

Swap rate

,

Series 3

,

Settlement price

,

Spot market

,

Spot price

,

Second-to-die insurance

,

Stock market

,

Summary annual report

,

Severally but not jointly

,

Subscription price

,

Statute of Limitations

,

Statutory investment

,

Sale and leaseback

,

Satisfaction of debt

,

Secondary mortgage market

,

Securities lending

,

Start rate

,

Staggered board of directors

,

Systematic investment plan

,

Selling the spread

,

Short market value

,

Step-up warrant

,

Step-up lease

,

Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees

,

Share price

,

Small cap

,

Split-adjusted price

,

Selling short against the box

,

Shorting against the box

,

Short purchase

,

S Corporation

,

Short-term gain or loss

,

Sin tax

,

Standard mileage rate

,

Subchapter M

,

Subchapter S Corporation

,

Schedule C

,

Securities Act of 1933

,

Securities Acts Amendments of 1975

,

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

,

Securities fraud

,

Seek a market

,

Specialist market

,

S&P phenomenon

,

Stop and reverse

,

Seed capital

,

Total assets

,

Total cost

,

Tax anticipation note

,

Tax-exempt bond

,

Tax renevue anticipation note

,

T-Bill

,

Term bond

,

Term to maturity

,

Treasury Bond

,

Treasury Note

,

Take a position

,

Two-sided market

,

Two-way market

,

Total return

,

Trailing P/E

,

Total asset turnover

,

Total return index

,

Tenancy by the entirety

,

Teaser rate

,

Time note

,

Truth in Lending

,

Tax-free bond fund

,

Tenancy at will

,

The Street

,

Timing the market

,

Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997

,

Tax Reform Act of 1986

,

Tax Reform Act of 1993

,

Tax return

,

Take a bath

,

Target price

,

Thin market

,

Third market

,

Tight market

,

Transparent market

,

U.S. Government Agency Security

,

U.S. Savings Bond

,

U.S. Treasury

,

U.S. Treasury Bill

,

U.S. Treasury Bond

,

U.S. Treasury Note

,

U.S. Treasury Securities

,

Unlimited tax bond

,

Uniform Securities Act

,

Unpaid dividend

,

Unemployment rate

,

Uncovered call

,

Unit Investment Trust

,

Up volume

,

Unit of trade

,

Unit of trading

,

Variable rate

,

Venture capital

,

Venture capital limited partnership

,

Working capital

,

Williams Act

,

Wage price spiral

,

Waiver of premium

,

Working capital loan

,

Widow-and-orphan stock

,

W-2 Form

,

Weak market

,

When, as, and if issued

,

Wide market

,

X or XD

,

Year-To-Date

,

Yankee bond market

,

Yield

,

Yield burning

,

Yield curve

,

Yield elbow

,

Yield spread

,

Yield to call

,

Yield to maturity

,

Yield to worst

,

Y shares

,

Zero-coupon bond

,

Zero-investment portfolio


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