| MetLife is an insurance holding company. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, Co. is a financial services company, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management. Co. is organized into five segments: U.S.; Asia; Latin America; Europe, the Middle East and Africa; and MetLife Holdings. In the U.S., Co. provides a variety of insurance and financial services products, including life, dental, disability, vision, accident and health, capital market investment, risk solutions, stable value and annuities. Outside the U.S., Co. provides life, accident and health and credit insurance, as well as retirement and savings products. The MET YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the MET 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 MET 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 MET 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.