| MarketAxess Holdings operates electronic trading platform. Through its Open Trading® protocols, Co. executes bond trades between and among institutional investor and broker-dealer clients in an anonymous trading environment for corporate bonds. Co. provides trading-related products and services, including: Composite+ pricing and other market data products to assist clients with trading decisions; auto-execution and other execution services for clients requiring workflow solutions; connectivity solutions that facilitate straight-through processing; and technology services to improve trading environments. Co. provides pre- and post-trade services, such as regulatory transaction reporting. The MKTX YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the MKTX 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 MKTX 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 MKTX 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.