A measure of the annual return on an investment. Chicago Board of Trade glossary
1) The production of a piece of land; e.g., his land yielded 100 bushels per acre. 2) The return provided by an investment; for example, if the return on an investment is 10%, the investment yields 10%. The CENTER ONLINE Futures Glossary
The annual return on an investment expressed as a percentage on an annual basis. For interest-bearing securities, the yield is a function of the rate; the purchase price; the income that can be earned from the reinvestment of income received prior to maturity, call, or sale; and the time from purchase to maturity, call, or sale. Different formulas or methods are used to calculate yields.
See total return analysis and yield-to-maturity. American Banker Glossary
The percentage return paid on a stock in the form of dividends, or the effective rate of interest paid on a bond or note. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary
A measurement of the annual return on an investment. Chicago Mercantile Exchange Glossary
The percentage rate of return computed by dividing a security's annual dividend by its current market price. Exchange Handbook Glossary
The yield on an investment is the annual dividend or income received expressed as a percentage.
Internal rate of return expressed as a percentage. LIFFE
The return earned on an investment taking into account the annual income and its present capital value. There are a number of different types of yield, and in some cases different methods of calculating each type. London Stock Exchange Glossary
The annual rate of return of an investment paid in dividends or interest, expressed as a percentage.
For a mutual fund, the yield is the rate of return earned by the securities in the fund's portfolio, less the funds expenses during a specified period. A fund's yield is expressed as a percentage of the maximum offering price per share on a specified date. NYSE Euronext Glossary

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I. yield yield 1 [jiːld] noun
1. [countable, uncountable] FINANCE the amount of money that you get from an investment, especially bonds:

• investments with high yields

• Many investors are buying stocks because of low yields in other securities.

ˈbond yield [countable] FINANCE
the interest paid on a bond:

• Government bond yields of nearly 8% look highly attractive when inflation is running at only 3%.

ˈcurrent yield [countable] FINANCE
the income received from a bond, calculated as a percentage of its present market price:

• The current yield on the bond is 11.76%.

ˈdividend yield [countable] FINANCE
the gross dividend (= part of profit divided among shareholders, before tax) calculated as a percentage of the price of a share, or of a group of shares:

• The dividend yield on FT-SE 100 Index companies is 3.88%.

ˈearnings yield [countable usually singular] FINANCE ACCOUNTING
the amount that a particular type of investment earns, expressed as a percentage of its value:

• The 8.6% interest that investors can collect on 10-year government bonds is almost 2.5 percentage points higher than the earnings yield on stocks.

efˈfective yield also ˈflat yield, ˈrunning yield FINANCE
the income received from a Fixed-Interest Bond etc, calculated as a percentage of the price paid for it:

• Bond prices fell Friday, raising the effective yield on bonds to 8.06 %.

ˈequity yield [countable, uncountable] FINANCE
the percentage rate of money earned on shares in general:

• In the UK, dividend payouts have been rising sharply; in the US, the situation is the other way, with the equity yield at an all-time low.

— compare return on equity
ˈgilt yields [plural] FINANCE
income from British government bonds:

• UK gilt yields remain the second highest within the EU.

ˈgross yield [countable] FINANCE
the income received from a bond etc before tax:

• Estimated gross yield at 100p is 4.5% a year.

iˈnitial yield [countable] FINANCE
the income received from a bond etc when it is first bought:

• Total return for fixed-income investments comprises not just the initial yield, but also interest on reinvested interest, and price change.

maˈturity yield [countable] FINANCE
another name for redemption yield
ˈnet yield [countable] FINANCE
the profit from an investment to an investor after taking off dealing costs, taxes etc, usually given as a percentage of its value:

• The average net yield on assets was down to 4.45% from 5% a year earlier, a result of declining interest rates.

ˈnominal yield [countable] FINANCE
the interest received from a Fixed-Interest Investment, calculated as a percentage of its price when it was first bought
proˈspective yield [countable] FINANCE
the income that you expect to get from an investment
reˈdemption yield also ˌyield to reˈdemption [countable] FINANCE
other phrases for yield to maturity:

• In general, low-coupon bonds will have a lower gross redemption yield (= before tax ) because they will be attractive to tax-paying investors concerned to maximize their net redemption yield after payment of taxes.

ˈrunning yield [countable] FINANCE
the income that an investor receives from an investment such as government stock. It is calculated by multiplying the coupon (= the investment's interest rate) by 100, and dividing the result by the price paid for the investment
ˈtrue yield [countable] FINANCE
the yearly income that an investor receives from a security, calculated by dividing its nominal value by its market price and then multiplying by the dividend per cent
2. [countable, uncountable] FARMING the amount of something that is produced, such as crops:

• Farmers who practise intensive farming are aiming for maximum yields for minimum cost.

3. [countable, uncountable] COMMERCE the average amount of money that an airline gets from each of its passengers for each mile that they fly or by a hotel from each of its guests for each night they stay:

• The airline's passenger revenue yield rose from 12.8 cents to 12.95 cents.

• Officials have said their pricing strategy, known as yield management, is merely a sophisticated approach to supply and demand.

— see also load factor
  [m0] II. yield yield 2 verb
1. [transitive] to produce income or profits:

• Mining shares often yield a high level of return.

2. [transitive] to produce a product, crop etc:

• These rice fields now yield 145,000 tons a year.

3. [transitive] to produce a result, answer, or a piece of information:

• The discussions failed to yield any useful results.

• Writing to the agents yielded no reply.

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   Percentage return on an investment, usually at an annual rate.

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yield UK US /jiːld/ noun [C or U]
FINANCE the total amount of profit or income produced from a business or investment: »

The bond's yield fell to 6.09%.

high/low yield »

These securities are speculative and may involve greater risks and have higher yields.

an increase/reduction in yield »

The payout on a 25-year policy is reduced to £100,271, which represents a reduction in yield from 13.3% to 13%.


a 30-day/30-year yield

PRODUCTION the total amount of a crop, product, etc. that is produced or supplied: »

Over a 15-year period, the average yield of dairy cows in the UK had increased by 34%.


These salts continuously bombard agricultural soils, stressing plants and reducing crop yields.

MONEY the average amount of money that an airline receives from each passenger for each mile they travel or that a hotel receives from each guest for each night they stay: »

Yield management is not really new to hoteliers, since identical rooms have been sold for higher prices during high season and for lower prices during low season for generations.

See also BOND YIELD(Cf. ↑bond yield), CURRENT YIELD(Cf. ↑current yield), DIVIDEND YIELD(Cf. ↑dividend yield), EARNINGS YIELD(Cf. ↑earnings yield), EFFECTIVE YIELD(Cf. ↑effective yield), EQUITY YIELD(Cf. ↑equity yield), GILT YIELDS(Cf. ↑gilt yields), GROSS YIELD(Cf. ↑gross yield), HIGH-YIELD(Cf. ↑high-yield), INITIAL YIELD(Cf. ↑initial yield), MATURITY YIELD(Cf. ↑maturity yield), NET YIELD(Cf. ↑net yield), NOMINAL YIELD(Cf. ↑nominal yield), BOND YIELD(Cf. ↑bond yield), REDEMPTION YIELD(Cf. ↑redemption yield), RUNNING YIELD(Cf. ↑running yield), TRUE YIELD(Cf. ↑true yield)
yield UK US /jiːld/ verb [T]
FINANCE to supply or produce a profit, income, etc.: »

The stake, analysts say, could yield $700m a year in revenue.


British shares currently yield 3.3%.

yield profit/returns »

Even the most unglamorous sectors of the market can yield big returns.

PRODUCTION to supply or produce a crop, product, etc.: »

Oil fields and reserves are yielding more oil than had been thought possible, because of technological advances.

to supply or produce information, results, etc.: yield benefits/information/results »

Subsequent product tests yielded better results.


His emails to company executives yielded no response.

Financial and business terms. 2012.


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