Yield to average life 


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Yield to average lifeA 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.Yield to average life Similar MatchesMoving Average Convergence/DivergenceMoving Average Convergence/DivergenceA technical analysis indicator developed in the 1960s by Gerald Appel which uses moving averages to indicate buy and sell opportunities. In very simple terms, it works like this:Take the difference between the 12 day moving average and the 25 day moving average over a period, and plot the figures on a chart.Draw the 9 day moving average of the previous calculation for the same period on the same chart. (known as the 'trigger line')Sell when the first line falls below the trigger line, and buy when it rises above.MACD works best on volatile stocks, however an analyst would take other indicators into account before making a decision. Simple moving averageSimple moving averageThe mean, calculated at any time over a past period of fixed length. Average downAverage downA strategy used by investors to reduce the average cost of shares, in which the investor purchases more shares with a fixed amount of capital as the price of the shares decrease. The investor receives more shares per dollar and decreases the average price per share. Arithmetic average (mean) rate of returnArithmetic average (mean) rate of returnArithmetic mean return. Nikkei stock averageNikkei stock averageApplies mainly to international equities. Priceweighted average of 225 stocks of the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange started on May 16, 1949. Japanese equivalent of the US Dow. Further SuggestionsWeighted average CouponAverage discount rate Average product Average collection period, or days receivables General Average Contribution Average daily balance Average propensity Average up Average tax rate Free of Particular Average Average accounting return Weighted average maturity moving average volume weighted average price Weighted average remaining maturity exponential moving average Weighted average life Average life Average propensity to consume Lipper Mutual Fund Industry Average Expost average rate of return Average Directional Movement Tradeweighted average tariff average true range bands average price 
