Define: Yield

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Definition: Yield


Quick Summary of Yield


The annual income provided by an investment.



What is the dictionary definition of Yield?

Dictionary Definition


The income from an investment expressed in various ways.

The nominal yield of a fixed-interest security is the interest it pays; expressed as a % of it’s par value.

The current yield (interest yield, earnings yield, running yield, or flat yield) however, depends on the market price of the stock.

The income obtained from a tax.


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Examples of Yield in a sentence


Higher-rate deposit accounts tend to yield good returns.


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Yield are sourced/syndicated from:

  • Oxford Dictionary Of Economics
  • BusinessDictionary.com
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 26th December 2018.