The current yield is simply the yield you’d get if you buy a bond at the current market price.

This measure examines the current price of a bond, rather than looking at its face value.

**Formula to calculate current yield.**

Annual coupon payment is the annual interest rate paid on a bond.

**Example:**

Suppose the annual coupon payment is $ 1,000 while the current bond price is $ 7,000. Calculate the current yield.

Therefore, the current yield is 14.3%.