Total return

Definition:

In performance measurement, the actual rate of return realized over some evaluation period. In fixed income analysis, the potential return that considers all three sources of return (coupon interest, interest on coupon interest, and any capital gain/loss) over some investment horizon.

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A monthly report released by the Institute for Supply Management measuring growth in the manufacturing sector.

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