• Ticker:- MES;false;MVMES;
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Gulf States Index ETF MES

  • Full Name: Market Vectors®
    Gulf States Index ETF (MES)

    Management Style: Replication

    Underlying Index: Market Vectors® GDP GCC Index (MVMESTR)

    Index Provider: Market Vectors Index Solutions

    Index Description: MVMESTR tracks the performance of the largest and most liquid companies in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region which includes the following countries: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The weighting of a country in the index is determined by the size of its gross domestic product.
     

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    • Fund Ticker

      MES
    • Exchange

      NYSE Arca
    • Commencement

      07/22/2008
    • ETF Structure

      Physical
    • Administrator

      Van Eck Associates
    • Custodian

      Bank of New York Mellon
    • Index Ticker

      MVMESTR
    • Index Rebalancing

      Quarterly
  •  
    as of 12/19/14

    • 30-Day SEC Yield1

      2.66%
    • Total Net Assets

      $18.6M
    • Number of Holdings

      61
    • Options

      Expected
    • Gross Expense Ratio2

      2.59%
    • Net Expense Ratio/TER2

      0.98%
    • Distribution Frequency

      Annual
    • Next Distribution Date

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  • 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
    07/23/08
    MES (NAV) -3.56 -6.74 14.99 22.16 16.97 11.91 -- -2.24
    MES (Share Price) -2.45 -5.56 15.21 21.76 17.30 12.75 -- -2.27
    MVMESTR (Index) 5 -5.73 -11.21 11.76 18.70 17.09 12.27 -- -2.09
    Performance Differential (NAV - Index) 2.17 4.47 3.23 3.46 -0.12 -0.36 -- -0.15
    1 MO* 3 MO* YTD* 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR LIFE
    07/23/08
    MES (NAV) 1.71 12.41 25.40 35.09 21.77 10.63 -- -0.92
    MES (Share Price) 2.43 13.59 24.96 36.63 22.91 10.21 -- -1.04
    MVMESTR (Index) 5 0.30 12.81 26.26 36.30 22.83 11.70 -- -0.20
    Performance Differential (NAV - Index) 1.41 -0.40 -0.86 -1.21 -1.06 -1.07 -- -0.72
  • Growth of Hypothetical $10,000 Investment as of 11/30/2014

    1 Year |
     TO 
  • Calendar Year Returns (%) as of 12/31/2013

  • NAV & Premium/Discount History
    as of 11/30/14

  • Best & Worst
    Quarter Returns (%)
    as of 09/30/14

    • Best Quarter

      2Q'09+33.00%
    • Worst Quarter

      4Q'08-44.05%

    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
    2013 12/23/2013 12/26/2013 12/30/2013 $0.5500 None None
    2012 12/24/2012 12/27/2012 12/31/2012 $0.6060 None None
    2011 12/23/2011 12/28/2011 12/30/2011 $0.8000 None None
    2010 12/23/2010 12/28/2010 12/30/2010 $0.2280 None None
    2009 12/23/2009 12/28/2009 12/30/2009 $0.1800 None None
    2008 12/26/2008 12/29/2008 12/31/2008 None None None

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