total return

Definition

The return on an investment, including income from dividends and interest, as well as appreciation or depreciation in the price of the security, over a given time period, usually a year.

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You need to try and make sure you have accurately predicted your total return so that you know it will be worth it.

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I wondered what our total return would be on the investment,because my friend had it happen to him and he got a lot back.

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Ernie worked for a big financial firm, and was responsible for calculating the total return on several of the company's large investments.

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