Nominal rate of return

The nominal rate of return is the amount of money generated by an investment before factoring in expenses such as taxes, investment fees, and inflation. If an investment generated a 10% return, the nominal rate would equal 10%. After factoring in inflation during the investment period, the actual return would likely be lower—Read more at Investopedia. Chen, James and Murphy, Chris B. “Nominal Rate of Return Definition.” 17 April 2019