Capital gains yield

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Capital gains yield

The price change portion of a stock's return.

Capital Gains Yield

The price appreciation on an investment relative to the amount one initially invested. For example, if one buys a stock for $10 and the share price goes to $15, the capital gains yield is 50%. It is calculated as follows:

Capital gains yield = ( market price of a security - original purchase price ) / original purchase price.