**Business / Finance / Annual Percentage Yield (APY):** The effective, or true, annual rate of return. The APY is the rate actually earned or paid in one year, taking into account the effect of compounding. The APY is calculated by taking one plus the periodic rate and raising it to the number of periods in a year. For example, a 1% per month rate has an APY of 12.68% (1.01^12 -1).

**Percentage Verb Synonyms**: share, part, portion, proportion, interest, piece, cut

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**Yield Adverb Synonyms**: surrender, give up (the fight or struggle), give in, knuckle under, submit, cede, cry quits, throw in the towel or the sponge, capitulate, succumb, raise the white flag

**Yield Conjunction Synonyms**: return, production, output, revenue, takings, gate, earnings, income, proceeds, profit, gain

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Business / Finance / Annual Rate Of Return: There are many ways of calculating the annual rate of return. If the rate of return is calculated on a monthly basis, we sometimes multiply this by 12 to express an annual rate of return. This is ofte MORE

Business / Finance / Realized Compound Yield: Yield assuming that coupon payments are invested at the going market interest rate at the time of their receipt and held thus until the bond matures. MORE

Business / Finance / Relative Yield Spread: The ratio of the yield spread to the yield level. Used for bonds. MORE