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Finance Glossary

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Yield To Call


If a bond is callable, the issuer can call in the bond early—meaning you might not get the full amount of money you would have gotten if the bond went to its maturity date.

How much can you make with a callable bond? The answer will depend on when the bond is called. You can figure out a minimum yield by calculating the yield from the day you get the bond to the first possible date that it could be called. 

Whether the bond will be called will depend on what interest rates do. If they drop, it's likely that the bond will be called early because the issuer won't want to pay the higher interest on the debt. If the rates stay the same or go up, just calculate yield to maturity. It's cheap borrowed money for the company at that point so they probably won't call the bond early.