| BGC Partners is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. is a brokerage and financial technology company. Through brands including BGC®, GFI®, Sunrise, Besso, Ed Broking®, Poten & Partners and RP Martin, among others, Co. engages in the brokerage of a range of products, including fixed income such as government bonds, corporate bonds, and other debt instruments, as well as related interest rate derivatives and credit derivatives. Co. also provides broker products across foreign exchange, equities, energy and commodities, insurance, and futures. Co. also provides a variety of services, including trade execution, clearing, post-trade, information, and other back-office services. The BGCP YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the BGCP 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 BGCP 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 BGCP 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.