Actual Return

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Actual Return

The return or yield on an investment or portfolio, as opposed to an estimation of the same. Before making an investment, one generally calculates the expected return, which is an important aspect of an investment's risk analysis. The actual return is what objectively happened to the investment. In addition to contributing to an investor's profit or loss on a given deal, the actual return may be measured against the expected return to determine the accuracy of risk analysis methodologies.
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We identify the following major factors which explain the deviation of actual rates of return on RAB from the statutory rates.
Actual rates of return for insurers remain below the promised payout rates set in better times -- when interest rates were much higher.
Unfortunately, actual rates of return are hard to obtain because they depend on estimates of training costs and benefits.
Then we'd expect that if we compared that rate to the actual rates of return on a high-quality fixed-income portfolio, the fixed-income return would be lower in most years, although it might be higher in others.