# rate of return

## Definition

The rate of return on an investment, expressed as a percentage of the total amount invested. Rate of return is usually, but not always, calculated annually.

**also called**return.## Use rate of return in a sentence

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- money rate of return
- time weighted average annual rate of return
- expost average rate of return
- fair rate of return
- net internal rate of return (net IRR)
- simple rate of return
- portfolio internal rate of return
- pooled internal rate of return (PIRR)
- dollar-weighted rate of return
- riskless rate of return