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The annual income from an investment expressed as a proportion (usually a percentage) of the original investment.
‘In order to do that, the tax system must let savers earn the full gross rate of return on their investments.’
‘There is a huge problem with the simple assumption that your expected annual rate of return is the same each and every year.’
‘Because of the time value of money, the longer the person lives, the lower the rate of return on the investment.’
‘These results show a very high private rate of return to investment in tertiary education.’
‘It is because the interest deduction impacts an investor's after-tax rate of return.’
‘We do not actually attempt to get, say, a 10 percent real rate of return on the investment in our roading system.’
‘The standard story of entry and exit leads to a long-run equilibrium in which all firms earn only a normal rate of return on investment.’
‘It has a high equity content of 80 per cent and a good rate of return.’
‘It will also use the money for financing investments that will produce a better rate of return than the interest it will have to pay on its new loan notes.’
‘This steepness indicates a large rate of return from transferring income from the young to the old.’