| Amazon.com serves primary customer sets, consisting of consumers, sellers, developers, enterprises, content creators, advertisers, and employees. Co. serves consumers through its online and physical stores. Co. manufactures and sells electronic devices, including Kindle, Fire tablet, Fire TV, Echo, Ring, Blink, and eero, and it develops and produces media content. Co. provides programs that enable sellers to improve their businesses, sell their products in its stores, and fulfill orders through it. Co. serves developers and enterprises through Amazon Web Services, which provides technology services, including compute, storage, database, analytics, and machine learning, and other services. The Amazon.com YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the Amazon.com 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 Amazon.com 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 AMZN 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.