### Yield To Average Life

Yield To Average Life What is 'Yield To Average Life' The yield on a fixed-income security when the average maturity is substituted for the maturity date of the issue. It is particularly u

### Harmonic Average

DefinitionIn mathematics, the harmonic mean is one of several kinds of average, and in particular one of the Pythagorean means. Typically, it is appropriate for situations when the average o

### Yield On Cost (YOC)

Yield On Cost (YOC) What is 'Yield On Cost - YOC' The annual dividend rate of a security divided by the average cost basis of the investments. It shows the dividend yield of the original i

### Yield-Based Option

Yield-Based Option What is 'Yield-Based Option' A type of debt-instrument-based option that derives its value from the difference between the exercise price and the value of the yield of t

### Yield Variance

Yield Variance What is 'Yield Variance' Yield variance is the difference between actual output and standard output of a production or manufacturing process, based on standard inputs of mat

### Yield To Maturity (YTM)

Yield To Maturity (YTM) What is 'Yield To Maturity (YTM)' Yield to maturity (YTM) is the total return anticipated on a bond if the bond is held until the end of its lifetime. Yield to matu

### Yield To Worst (YTW)

Yield To Worst (YTW) What is the 'Yield To Worst - YTW' The yield to worst (YTW) is the lowest potential yield that can be received on a bond without the issuer actually defaulting. The YT

### Year To Date (YTD)

Year To Date (YTD) What is 'Year To Date - YTD' Year to date (YTD) refers to the period beginning the first day of the current calendar or fiscal year up to the current date. YTD informati

### Yield Basis

Yield Basis What is 'Yield Basis' A method of quoting the price of a fixed-income security as a yield percentage, rather than in dollars. This allows bonds with varying characteristics to

### Implied Rate

Implied Rate What is an 'Implied Rate' An implied rate is an interest rate that is determined by the difference between the spot rate and the forward/futures rate. The degree of relative c
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