| Alphabet is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. is engaged in online advertising; cloud-based solutions; sales of other products and services; and fees received for subscription-based products. Co.'s segments are Google Services, which include ads, Android, Chrome, hardware, Gmail, Google Drive, Google Maps, Google Photos, Google Play, Search, and YouTube; Google Cloud, which include Google Cloud Platform and Google Workspace; and Other Bets, which includes businesses at various stages of development, ranging from those in the research and development phase to those that are in the beginning stages of commercialization. The GOOG YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the GOOG 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 GOOG 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.