Return

Business / Taxes / Return: Your return is the profit or loss you have on your investments, including income and change in value. Return can be expressed as a percentage and is calculated by adding the income and the change in value and then dividing by the initial principal or investment amount. You can find the annualized return by dividing the percentage return by the number of years you have held the investment. For example, if you bought a stock that paid no dividends at $25 a share and sold it for $30 a share, your return would be $5. If you bought on January 3, and sold it the following January 4, that would be a 20% annual percentage return, or the $5 return divided by your $25 investment. But if you held the stock for five years before selling for $30 a share, your annualized return would be 4%, because the 20% gain is divided by five years rather than one year. Percentage return and annual percentage return allow you to compare the return provided by different investments or investments you have held for different periods of time.

Other Words for Return

Return Adjective Synonyms: exchange, bring back or carry back
Return Noun Synonyms: replace, put back, restore, give back, bring or carry back
Return Verb Synonyms: come or go back, revert, turn back
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Return On Tangible Equity

Business / Finance / Return On Tangible Equity: Net income for a time period divided by tangible equity. This ratio is sometimes used to measure profitability or the efficiency with which the owners' financial investments are being employed. The va MORE

Return On Equity

Business / Taxes / Return On Equity: Return on equity (ROE) measures how much a company earns within a specific period in relation to the amount that's invested in its common stock. It is calculated by dividing the company's net income b MORE

Risk-Free Return

Business / Taxes / Risk-Free Return: When you buy a US Treasury bill that matures in 13 weeks, you're making a risk-free investment in the sense that there's virtually no chance of losing your principal (since the bill is backed by the U MORE

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