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Yield Curve

Return on capital, expressed as a percentage annually. A company's dividend or interest paid stated as a percentage of its current price. Yield is a term used to describe the profits made and realized on an investment over a specific time frame. It is represented as a percentage based on the amount invested, the security's current market value, or its face value. Yield is made up of the interest or dividends that come with holding a specific security. Yields can be categorized as known or anticipated depending on the security's valuation (fixed vs. variable).

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