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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In fact, it was only a month before Ali Cogia's actual return that the affair came into his head at all, owing to his wife's remarking one day, that it was a long time since she had eaten any olives, and would like some.
Additionally, this is an important factor in calculating return on investment (ROI), because you need a foundation that you can run the actual returns against.
Evaluating Actual Returns to Key Performance Indicators
Later in the presentation Sheikh Al Kattan discussed various issues relating to Wakala and answered participants' questions on convertible Wakala (convertible into shares), termination of Wakala before maturity, overdraft product structure based on Investment Wakala contract and market practice of Islamic banks compensating for the difference between expected and actual returns.
These figures show the potential benefits of investing in a largely tax-free environment over the long-term, and of course actual returns could be higher or lower than this depending on underlying investment performance.
These will either give a fixed rate of income or capital growth over a specific term and are usually reliant on the performance of an index (such as the FTSE 100) in determining the For actual returns.
We believe the following major factors explain the deviation of actual returns on RAB from the statutory rates.
The record price of metals on world markets has made this type of crime seem increasingly attractive, although the actual returns to the thieves are pretty modest.
Managements want to be shown there are actual returns if they carry on a reputation management programme.
Actual returns will differ from projected long-term returns (and therefore a fund's distribution rate), at least over shorter time periods.
Analyzing last year's financial data, the results were split: on one hand it was a record year in terms of returns to shareholders for the companies, yet on the other hand for most sectors of the industry actual returns and financial strength measures suffered.
While life insurers set premiums based on assumed returns on investment, actual returns were smaller than assumed due to continuation of low interest rates.