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Glossary Term: CURRENT YIELD

Definition(s) for CURRENT YIELD:


1. ) Ratio of the coupon to the current marketprice of the debt instrument

2. ) The interest paid on the bond as a percent of the current market price.  If, for example, a bond with a stated coupon interest of 7% (paying $70 per year on its $1,000 par value) has a current market price of 95, (950f its par value) or $950, the current yield would be 7.4%.



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