current yield

Definition

The annual rate of return on an investment, expressed as a percentage. also called yield.

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The current yield was good and we didn't know exactly how to tell because it was presented as a percentage.

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The current yield on Big Pharm stock is around 8%; bolstered by the spreading dysentery in the Congo, it may hit 9% by the end of the month.

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They decided to look at their investments and examine the current yields on the securities they were holding. They needed to decide if they should hold or sell some of them.

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