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Glossary of Terms

yield

the annual rate of return on an investment expressed as a percentage.

yield curve

a curve that shows the relationship between fixed interest investments at a given point in time. a normal yield curve would show higher interest rates for long-term investment, while a negative or inverted curve indicates higher short-term rates.

yield to maturity

the yield that would be realized on a fixed income security provided it is held to its maturity date, including interest payments and capital gains or losses.

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