| iShares Real Estate 50 is an open-end management investment company. The Fund seeks investment results that correspond to the price and yield performance of the FTSE NAREIT Real Estate 50 Index (the Index). The Index measures the performance of the large-capitalization real estate sector of the United States equity market and consists of the 50 real estate investment trusts within the FTSE NAREIT Composite Index. The Fund invests in a representative sample of securities included in the Index that collectively has an investment profile similar to the Index. As of Apr 30 2015, the Fund's total assets totaled $91,984,004 and investment portfolio totaled $91,935,456. The USRT YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the USRT 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 USRT 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 USRT 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.