Debt Yield

 Debt Yield
Debt Yield

Debt is a complex matter and there are many different terms and systems that you need to understand in order to have a firm grasp on the matter. However failure to understand debt can make the whole subject much more fraught and a lot of the difficulties that people have with debt come from a lack of understanding. No matter which side of the fence you are on – whether you are the lender or the borrower – understanding the various terms involved in debt is an important step to managing it more effectively.

One such term is ‘debt yield’ which is a phrase that we hear a lot but that no all of us fully understand. Here we will look at what debt yield is and how it affects us.


What is Debt Yield?


Yield means the return on an investor’s capital. In other words it is how much the lender expects to make on the investment. This is usually expressed annually written as a ratio/percentage alongside the value of the investment.

For instance in the case of investing in stock the yield would be how much you make in annual dividends. So in other words if you were to own a stock work $40, that would mean that you’d expect to make a certain amount of dividends annually. If that was $1 then your yield would be $4.4%’. However there can be various types of yield, so if your stock is worth $40 but is currently valued at $44 then the ‘cost yield’ would be 4.4% but the ‘current yield’ would be 3%.

Debt yield then is of course this same idea applied to debt – in other words it is the amount that the lender is making from their investment on an annual basis against the value of the loan. Often you will hear the term ‘debt yield ratio’ which is just another way of phrasing the fact that this is measuring the debt against the dividends. This is also very popular in property investment.


Use of Debt Yield


Working out the debt yield then tells you a lot about a loan or an investment. It tells you for instance the risk involved and the potential profit. Of course the higher the debt yield, the more attractive the investment will look and the more likely they’ll be to make a purchase. However from the perspective of the borrower, a high debt yield is of course not a good thing.

9 thoughts on “Debt Yield”

  1. So this is what debt yield means. I heard about it a couple of weeks ago on TV. Had no clue what the news man meant to say. The debt yield is a very important aspect of a debt.
    We should be careful and very well informed when taking a loan.

  2. This can be simply put. A high debt yield is good. If you think you’ll get a high debt yield, just make the investment. It means you will get profit from your investment.
    The debt yield notion is not that difficult.

  3. The debt yield is not difficult to understand. Something else is difficult. Getting a high debt yield is important and difficult to accomplish. The financial problems we face these times puts every business in trouble. There are a few businesses that do better now than before.

  4. This debt yield thingie is tricky. Before taking a loan, learn about debt yield. Also, learn about improving it. Only being informed will help you out. It is a crazy world and you must know how to survive in the economy.

  5. I made a small investment once and did not know about debt yield. I found out about it some time after I was done with my business. Then I regreted the fact that I had no information about debt yield when investing.
    So guys, before investing money, make sure you know everything.

  6. Every bank should have an assistant ready to help clients with information. Debt yield is very important for those wanting to invest. I really think that bank would become very popular. And paying the salary of a consultant is not much, when taking into account the amount of money banks make.

  7. I finally understand what debt yield means. I was so curious about this term. And maybe it wouldn’t have happened too soon if it wasn’t your blog. Going to subscribe right now. You just got a new fan. 😉

  8. You know what? I am sick of all these financial terms. You can never know all about economy or banking. This is the first time in my life I hear about debt yield. I kinda get it, but I am sure I will forget in a couple of weeks. I find it annoying that this niche has so many unkown terms to me.

  9. I have never heard of debt yield before. I feel I know more about it now because of this article. I am not good with all the terms used in today’s society. But I feel it is important to know them.

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