The wait is almost over: The Yale Investments Office is set to release the results of last year’s endowment performance very soon, likely today.

Administrators have said they expect the endowment to earn a positive return, somewhere between 0 and 10 percent, but those in-the-know at Yale have kept silent about what the actual figure will be. Experts in the investments world believe the return will probably mirror that of Harvard’s endowment, which returned 11 percent this past fiscal year.

Whatever the figure is, it is almost certain to be an improvement over the endowment’s performance from fiscal year 2009, when it lost 24.6 percent.