Definitions for "total return"
The return on an investment, including income from dividends and interest, as...
the sum of the total appreciation (or depreciation) of a stock over a given period plus any cash dividends received during the same period divided by the price of the stock at the beginning of the period. Each Value Line page shows the total cumulative returns (if available) for the past 1, 3, and 5 years. Each page also denotes the total returns for the Value Line Arithmetic Index for the same periods for comparative purposes. (For more, see Value Line Arithmetic Composite Index)
Total return is how much an investment has gone up (or down), taking into account all relevant factors: share price, income, and capital gains distributions.
Keywords:  tout
Keywords:  payback, thing, percentage
Same thing as payback percentage.
Keywords:  swap, derivative, credit, type
swap A type of credit derivative.