TeachMeFinance.com - explain yield
yield -- The average annual rate of return on a security, including
interest payments and repayment of principal, if it is held to maturity.
yield -- (1) the return on an investment, expressed as a percentage of the price originally paid for it. If the investment, such as a security, is to be sold, its yield is its return expressed as a percentage of its current market price. (2) income derived from an investment in property. (3) to give up possession; to pay.
Yield -- This term is often used to signify the percentage of return in interest or dividends. For information see Income basis.
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