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Expected dividend yield
Total amount of dividends received during the life of a futures contract or total dividends received for holding a particular stock one year. See: Current yield.
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Expected Dividend Yield
The yield an investor expects to receive over one year when he/she purchases a stock or other security that pays dividends. The dividend yield is the amount an investor receives in dividends in one year divided by the purchase price of the security. The expected dividend yield is what the investor expects to receive at purchase, rather than what he/she actually receives. While calculating the expected dividend yield has a role in making investment decisions, it is important to note that the expected dividend yield may not match up with the actual dividend yield. See also: Expected return, Actual return.
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