# Current Yield of a Bond

**Current Yield**

The current yield of a bond measures the returns an investor can expect if he holds the bond for a period of one year. It is calculated as the annual interest received divided by the current price of the bond.

**Current Yield = Annual Interest / Current Bond Price**

The current bond price is the clean price of the bond.

One must note that the current yield represents the return from the bond at a particular time and does not represent the returns over the lifetime of the bond. The current yield also does not take into account the reinvestment risk.

**Example:**

Assume that a $100 par bond is currently trading at $95, and pays a coupon of 6%. The current yield will be given as follows:

Current yield = $6/$95 = 6.316%

LESSONS

- What is Macaulay Duration?
- Duration of a Bond - Video
- Calculating the Macaulay Duration Using Excel
- Properties of Duration
- Modified Duration of a Bond
- Calculating Price and Yield of a Bond Using Zero Curve
- Price-Yield Relationship
- Current Yield of a Bond
- Basis Point Value (BPV / DV01)
- Quick Approximation of Price Value of a Basis Point (PVBP)

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