Define: Yield

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Definition: Yield


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The annual income provided by an investment.



What is the dictionary definition of Yield?

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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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