yield gap


yield gap
yield gap ˈyield gap noun [countable] FINANCE
the difference between the amounts of interest on two types of bonds:

• The yield gap between the three-month bill and the 30-year bond widened to 213 basis points from 212.

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   Also known as yield ratio. This ratio compares the dividend yield on equities from the yield on long-term government bonds. It is used to assess whether equities are under- or over-priced compared with government bonds. The dividend yield on equities (expressed as a percentage of the share price) is usually higher than the yield on bonds, reflecting the higher risk of holding equities. When equity prices rise, their dividend yields fall as a percentage of their price, thus reducing the yield ratio. When equity prices fall their yield rises. The thoery holds that if earnings yield is higher than bond yield then equities are cheap.
   ► See also Dividend Yield.

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yield gap UK US noun [C] FINANCE
YIELD SPREAD(Cf. ↑yield spread)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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