The earnings on which Canada Pension Plan / Quebec Pension Plan contributions and benefits are calculated. The YMPE changes each year according to a formula using average wage levels. The YMPE is set annually by the Canada Revenue Agency and is available on the CRA Web site at http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/
A percentage rate of change measured by calculating the difference between the level of a variable in one period and the level of the same variable for the same period a year earlier.
Note: When the quarter is the basis for comparison, the terms year-over-year growth rate and four-quarter growth rate are interchangeable; when the period used for comparison is a month, the terms year-over-year growth rate and twelve-month growth rate can be used interchangeably.
This is the measure of the return on an investment and is shown as a percentage. A stock yield is calculated by dividing the annual dividend by the current market price of the stock. For example, a stock selling at $50 and with an annual dividend of $5.00 per share yields 10%. A bond yield is a more complicated calculation, involving annual interest payments plus amortizing the difference between its current market price and par value over the life of the bond.
A graphic representation of the relationship among yields of bonds of the same quality, but with different maturities.
The rate of return an investor receives if a fixed-income security is held to maturity.
The Year to Date (YTD) percentage total return is the amount an investment has earned during the current calendar year, beginning on January 1st.
Follow Us |
How to Get Started:
Financial Planning & Budget:
Tools & Calculators:
- Net Worth Calculator
- Household Budget
- Education Expense Budget
- Loan Consolidation
- Mortgage Calculator
- Family Inventory