| Associated Capital Group provides alternative investment management services and institutional research services, as well as management of its proprietary investment portfolio. In its alternative asset management operations, subsidiaries of Co. serve as general partner or investment manager to investment funds including limited partnerships, offshore companies and separate accounts. Co. primarily manages assets in equity event-driven value strategies, across a range of risk and event arbitrage portfolios. Also, Co. provides institutional research services through its subsidiary, G.research, LLC, which is a broker-dealer and also acts as an underwriter primarily for affiliates of Co. The AC YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the AC YTD return page and across the coverage universe of our site,
is a measure of the total return for a given investment year-to-date for the current calendar year
(up to the end of prior trading session). Arguably, choosing the current calendar year for a measurement
period is on the one hand completely arbitrary, but on the other hand a year-to-date look can be extremely
useful in the context of our country's tax system which taxes gains and income on a calendar year basis.
Thus, researching Year-To-Date Returns is good practice for investors — whether AC YTD return or other benchmarks/peers
— and when doing so it is also important to factor in dividends, because a financial instrument's YTD return is
more than just the change in price if that instrument pays a dividend or coupon. Our website aims to empower investors
by performing the AC YTD return calculation (with any dividends reinvested as applicable), and to provide a
coverage universe of many stocks and ETFs to be able to compare YTD returns.