Year to date (YTD) refers to the period of time spanning from the first day of the current fiscal or calendar year up to the present day.
When used in reference to a calendar year, YTD is the period of time between January 1 of the current year and the present day.
When used in reference to a fiscal year (FY), YTD means the period of time between the first day of the fiscal year in question and the current date. A fiscal year (also known as financial year or budget year) is the period used by government and companies for accounting, budgeting and financial reporting purposes. A fiscal year might coincide with the calendar year. However, that is not a rule. For instance, the United States federal government’s fiscal year is a 12-month period which starts on October 1 and ends on September 30. A fiscal year is identified by the calendar year in which it ends. E.g. The current fiscal year in the United States has begun on October 1, 2017, and is referred to as “fiscal year 2018” or “FY2018”.
Year to date (YTD) is used in many contexts, for analyzing results, trends and comparing data. The month to date (MTD) metric refers to the period of time between the first day of the current month and the present day.
Year to date YTD cryptocurrency context
Year to date (YTD) is often used when cryptocurrency performance data is analyzed. For instance, on November 26, bitcoin’s rise YTD (from January 1 to November 26) was 825.37%, while its growth on the year (from November 27, 2016 to November 26, 2017) was 1129.65%.« Back to Wiki Homepage