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Glossary Term: DISCOUNT YIELD

Definition(s) for DISCOUNT YIELD:


1. ) The yield or annual interest rate on a security sold to an investor at a discount. A bond that is sold at $4875 that matures to $5000 has a discount of $125. Discount yield is calculated by : (discount divided by the face value of the security) multiplied by the (number of days in the year divided by the number of days to maturity).

2. ) A yield obtained by dividing a security's discount by its face value, multiplying that number by the approximate number of days in the year (360), divided by the number of days left to maturity. The figure provides the interest on a security's face value instead of on the amount of money invested. discount / face amount x 360 / days to maturity



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