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Finance Dictionary and Glossary of Investment Terms
The yield on a given investment based on its current price. A stock that pays a $1 in dividends per quarter, or $4 per year, and that trades at $100, has a current yield of 4 percent. If the stock goes to $133 and the dividend remains unchanged, the current yield would be 3 percent.
he percentage rate of return paid on a stock in the form of dividends, or the effective rate of interest paid on a bond or note.
1. A measure of the income generated by a bond, it is calculated as the amount of interest paid on a bond divided by the price.2. The rate of return on an investment, usually expressed as an annual percentage rate.