Capital gains yield

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.
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The allocation of asset class returns between NAV return, interest income yield, dividend yield, realized long-term capital gains yield and realized short-term capital gains yield was gathered using data from the CRSP US Mutual Fund Database (MF)[c] 2007 Center for Research in Security Prices (CRSP[R]) at Chicago GSB, The University of Chicago.