| Global Net Lease is an externally managed real estate investment trust focuses on acquiring and managing a portfolio of commercial real estate properties. Co. invests in commercial properties, with a focus on sale-leaseback transactions and single tenant net-lease assets. Substantially all of Co.'s business is conducted through the Global Net Lease Operating Partnership, L.P. Co. may also originates or acquires first mortgage loans, mezzanine loans, preferred equity or securitized loans. Co.'s properties are located in Europe, primarily in the U.K., Germany, The Netherlands, Finland, France and Luxembourg, and in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada. The GNL YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the GNL 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 GNL 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 GNL 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.