| Alphabet is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. is engaged in its primary business, Google, which comprises of Google Services and Google Cloud segments. Google Services' main products and platforms include Android, Chrome, Gmail, Google Drive, Google Maps, Google Photos, Google Play, Search, and YouTube. Co. also provides advertisers with tools that help them attribute and measure their advertising campaigns. Google Cloud invests in infrastructure, security, data management, analytics and artificial intelligence. Co.'s Other Bets engages in the sales of internet and TV services through Access, as well as licensing and research and development services through Verily. The Alphabet YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the Alphabet 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 Alphabet 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 GOOG 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.