year to date
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The period between the beginning of the calendar year and the present date. It is often used to calculate a company's income up to the present date and may be compared to the same period of the previous year to evaluate a company's financial health.
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year to date (YTD)
January 1 until the current date. Financial publications frequently provide information for a security's YTD return, or the return provided by the security since the beginning of the calendar year.
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