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Glossary Term: YIELD TO MATURITY

Definition(s) for YIELD TO MATURITY:


1. ) The rate of return of a bond or other debt instrument if held until its maturity date - the date when the debt becomes due; the yield to maturity will differ from the stated interest rate on a debt instrument if is it purchasd at a discount or premium to its face value.

2. ) The rate of return an investor receives if a fixed-income security is held to maturity.

3. ) A yield calculated on the combination of the annual coupon (interest) payments to maturity, the realized difference between the (discount or premium) acquisition price of the issue and the par value at maturity.  For interest bearing issues, the calculation includes the assumption that interest is earned on the interest received is at the same rate as the calculated yield to maturity.



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