# Annual effective yield

## Annual Percentage Yield

The yield on an investment in one year, taking into account the effects of compounding. For example, if one has a fixed-income investment such as certificate of deposit that pays 3% in interest each month, the annual percentage yield is more than 3% because compounding the interest results in a (slightly) higher return each month. In this example, the annual effective yield is calculated thus:

Annual percentage yield = (1.03)^12 - 1 = .43 = 43%, where 1.03 is 1 plus the monthly interest and 12 is the number of times in a year interest is compounded. It is also known as the annual effective yield.
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1)] Weighted average annual effective yield includes amortization of deferred debt origination fees and accretion of original issue discount, but excludes market discount, any prepayment and make-whole fee income, and any debt investments on non-accrual status.
1)] Weighted average annual effective yield includes amortization of deferred debt origination and backend fees and accretion of original issue discount, but excludes market discount, any prepayment and make-whole fee income, and any debt investments on non-accrual status.
As of March 31, 2012, the weighted average annual effective yield of our debt portfolio was approximately 11.
2) Weighted average annual effective yield includes amortization of deferred debt origination fees and accretion of original issue discount, but excludes any prepayment and make-whole fee income and any debt investments on non-accrual status.
5% of total invested assets, earned an annual effective yield of 6.
The fixed income portfolio, which at amortized cost comprised 94% of total invested assets, earned an annual effective yield of 6.
The fixed maturity portfolio, which at amortized cost comprised 94% of total invested assets, earned an annual effective yield of 6.
Acquisitions of fixed maturity investments during the quarter totaled \$226 million at cost, with an average annual effective yield of 6.
48, which results in an annual effective yield of 7.
226 million at cost, with an average annual effective yield of 6.
The fixed maturity portfolio earned an annual effective yield of 5.

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