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AFK Market Vectors Africa Index ETF

  • Fund Description

    Market Vectors® Africa Index ETF (AFK®) seeks to replicate as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the price and yield performance of the Market Vectors GDP Africa Index (MVAFKTR), which includes local listings of companies that are incorporated in Africa and offshore listings of companies incorporated outside of Africa but that generate at least 50% of their revenues (or, where applicable, have at least 50% of their assets) in Africa.

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    • Fund Ticker

      AFK
    • Exchange

      NYSE Arca
    • Commencement

      07/10/2008
    • ETF Structure

      Physical
    • Administrator

      Van Eck Associates
    • Custodian

      Bank of New York Mellon
    • Index Ticker

      MVAFKTR
    • Index Rebalancing

      Quarterly
  •  
    as of 02/09/16

    • 30-Day SEC Yield1

      2.86%
    • Total Net Assets

      $50.5M
    • Number of Holdings

      92
    • Options

      Expected
    • Gross Expense Ratio2

      0.80%
    • Net Expense Ratio/TER2

      0.80%
    • Distribution Frequency

      Annual
    • Next Distribution Date

      12/16/2016
  • View All Indices » View All ETFs » Performance History: Average Annual Total Returns* (%)

    1 MO* 3 MO* YTD* 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR LIFE
    07/10/08
    AFK (NAV) -7.84 -16.41 -7.84 -32.44 -16.15 -9.88 -- -8.92
    AFK (Share Price) -7.14 -16.80 -7.14 -32.80 -16.82 -9.95 -- -9.04
    MVAFKTR (Index) 5 -8.52 -16.89 -8.52 -32.34 -15.35 -9.13 -- -7.81
    Performance Differential (NAV - Index) 0.68 0.48 0.68 -0.10 -0.80 -0.75 -- -1.11
    Quarter End as of 12/31/15
    1 MO* 3 MO* YTD* 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR LIFE
    07/10/08
    AFK (NAV) -2.09 -7.43 -29.41 -29.41 -14.05 -9.57 -- -8.02
    AFK (Share Price) -2.78 -7.90 -29.95 -29.95 -15.07 -10.15 -- -8.24
    MVAFKTR (Index) 5 -1.89 -6.94 -29.07 -29.07 -12.84 -8.59 -- -6.79
    Performance Differential (NAV - Index) -0.20 -0.49 -0.34 -0.34 -1.21 -0.98 -- -1.23
  • Calendar Year Returns (%) as of 12/31/2015

  • NAV & Premium/Discount History
    as of 01/31/16

  • Best & Worst
    Quarter Returns (%)
    as of 12/31/15

    • Best quarter

      2Q'09+36.75%
    • Worst quarter

      4Q'08-31.59%

    Best & Worst Quarter Returns are based on NAV, reflect the period since the Fund's inception, and are updated quarterly.

  • Distribution History

    Anticipated Dividend & Capital Gains Frequency: Annual
    Year Ex-Date Record
    Date
    Payable Date Dividend
    Income
    Short-Term
    Capital Gains
    Long-Term
    Capital Gains
    2015 12/21/2015 12/23/2015 12/28/2015 $0.3850 None None
    2014 12/22/2014 12/24/2014 12/29/2014 $0.7570 None None
    2013 12/23/2013 12/26/2013 12/30/2013 $0.8290 None None
    2012 12/24/2012 12/27/2012 12/31/2012 $1.0630 None None
    2011 12/23/2011 12/28/2011 12/30/2011 $0.9710 None None
    2010 12/23/2010 12/28/2010 12/30/2010 $0.3840 None None
    2009 12/23/2009 12/28/2009 12/30/2009 $0.2290 None None
    2008 12/26/2008 12/29/2008 12/31/2008 $0.1900 None None

    All registered investment companies, including Van Eck Associates Corporation, are obliged to distribute portfolio gains to shareholders at yearend regardless of performance. Trading Market Vectors ETFs will also generate tax consequences and transaction expenses. The information provided is not intended to be tax advice. Tax consequences of dividend distributions may vary by individual taxpayer. There is no guarantee that dividends will be paid. To receive a distribution, you must have been a registered shareholder of the relevant Market Vectors ETFs on the record date. Distributions are paid to shareholders on the payment date. Past distribution are not indicative of future distributions.

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