rate of return


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.

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The RATE OF RETURN for my ROTH IRA is a miniscule .5% annual return on investments which is 20 times less than my stock market percentage.

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My company decided not to invest in the bond offering from our competitor because we believed the rate of return was not high enough to justify the risk.

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In purchasing the recently foreclosed house in an area experiencing gentrification, the new owner sought to make a significant rate of return by converting it to a rental property for young people right out of college.

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