A standardized calculation that the Securities and Exchange Commission requires mutual funds to use when advertising rates of income return. This standardized rate ensures that investors are comparing "apples to apples" when comparing ads from different mutual fund companies.

A standardized measure of yield for a mutual fund. The calculation is based on a 30-day period ending on the last of the previous month. It is computed by dividing the net investment income per share earned during the period by the maximum offering price per share on the last day of the period.

A standard yield calculation developed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that allows for fairer comparisons among bond funds ? also referred to as the ?current yield.? It is based on the most recent 30-day period covered by the fund?s filings with the SEC. The yield figure reflects the dividends and interest earned during the period after deduction of the fund?s expenses for the period.

Since 1988, the SEC has required fund managers to report uniform, annualized 30-day yields. The standardized SEC yield allows different bond funds to be compared to each other by analyzing fund income pursuant to a uniform set of accounting assumptions. SEC yield is more predictive of a fund's total return than distribution yield. SEC yield is calculated by dividing the net investment income per share for the 30 days ended on the date of the calculation by the net asset value per share on that date. To understand a fund's performance, both SEC and distribution yields should be reviewed.

SEC Yield is a standardized yield based on a 30-day period ending the last day of the previous month. It is computed by dividing the net investment income per share earned during the period by the maximum offering price per share on the last day of the period. SEC Yield is a good measure of the income return currently priced into a fund's bonds, assuming all bonds are held to maturity

A yield calculation developed by the SEC to standardize yield data for mutual funds, close-end funds, and ETFs. The calculation uses the fundâ€™s net investment income over the last 30 days, minus income generated from capital gains or other sources. SEC yields are often quoted for bond funds.

A yield calculated using a standardized formula that was created by the Securities and Exchange Commission in an effort to make different mutual funds easier to compare. The yield is based on the income that the firm expects to receive based on the past 30 days.