| Ames National is a bank holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. provides products and services for commercial and consumer purposes, including loans, deposits and wealth management services. Co. also provides investment services through a third-party broker-dealer. Co.'s lending activities consist primarily of commercial and agricultural real estate loans, residential real estate loans, and business operating loans and lines of credit, equipment loans, vehicle loans, personal loans and lines of credit, home improvement loans and origination of mortgage loans for sale into the secondary market. In addition, retirement accounts such as individual retirement accounts are available. The ATLO YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the ATLO 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 ATLO 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 ATLO 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.