How do I read finance.yahoo's charts


#1

Hi.
I know it might sound dumb, but I wonder why if I check on yahoo this page: (VT)
https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/VT/

Under Performance I get YTD: -0.12%
If I check the charts and set YTD and Y axis = percentage, I get a positive value 1.1%

What I am not getting right?


#2

Is my question too dumb?


#3

Several hypothesis :

  • are the performances computed at the same time by Yahoo? (i.e close price vs last price)
  • are dividends taken into account in one but not the other?

and finally, what is your calculation of the performance, i.e which Yahoo number would you give more credit to?


#4

Thanks.
The negative one has been fix for a while, so it’s weird imho.
YTD should mean “today” (or yesterday evening ), so I suppose should be very similar if not the same in both cases.

My calculation is none of the above. I just check them for fun and don’t use them for my decisions at all.


#5

Well if i compare Open price at beginning of the year = 74.55 and close price last friday = 75.45, I get a 1.2% YTD performance, without dividends.