Yield to average life

Definition:

A yield calculation in which bonds are retired routinely during the life of the issue. Since the issuer buys its own bonds on the open market because of sinking fund requirements, if the bonds are trading below par, this action provides automatic price support for these bonds and they will usually trade on a yield to average life basis.

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Meeting of stockholders held once a year at which the managers of a company report to the stockholders on the year's results.

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