The percentage change in value of the investment over a given period of time. see also return.

The interest and dividends for a particular investment fund for a stated period, plus the increase (or decrease) in the fund's market value. The return is expressed as a percentage of the fund's value at the beginning of the period.

Earnings of a pension fund including interest, dividends, and capital gains and losses.

Annualized time weighted total return; i.e., income plus realized and unrealized capital gains and losses calculated consistent with AIMR (Association for Investment Management and Research) performance presentation standards.

Earnings from investments, including interest on fixed income securities (bonds, mortgages, etc.) and dividends, etc.

The amount, expressed as a percentage, earned on an investment, as a result of both capital appreciation and income.

The profit (or loss) you earn through investing.

The amount by which your investment gains or loses (capital appreciation/depreciation and dividend or coupon income) over a given period of time. Usually expressed as a percentage of the original amount invested. A five-percent return means you earned five dollars for every $100 you invested in the stated time period. Investment return can be measured over a variety of timeframes (i.e., one-year, five-years, 10-years, etc.) back