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REMX Market Vectors Rare Earth/Strategic Metals ETF

  • Fund Description

    Market Vectors® Rare Earth/Strategic Metals ETF (REMX®) seeks to replicate as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the price and yield performance of the Market Vectors Global Rare Earth/Strategic Metals Index (MVREMXTR), which is intended to track the overall performance of companies involved in producing, refining, and recycling of rare earth and strategic metals and minerals.

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    • Fund Ticker

      REMX
    • Exchange

      NYSE Arca
    • Commencement

      10/27/2010
    • ETF Structure

      Physical
    • Administrator

      Van Eck Associates
    • Custodian

      Bank of New York Mellon
    • Index Ticker

      MVREMXTR
    • Index Rebalancing

      Quarterly
  •  
    as of 02/05/16

    • 30-Day SEC Yield1

      2.15%
    • Total Net Assets

      $25.0M
    • Number of Holdings

      21
    • Options

      Available
    • Gross Expense Ratio2

      0.72%
    • Net Expense Ratio/TER2

      0.58%
    • Distribution Frequency

      Annual
    • Next Distribution Date

      12/16/2016
  • Fundamentals
    as of 12/31/15

    • Weighted Average Market Cap

      $1.3B
    • Price/Earnings Ratio
      (Last 12 Months)*

      9.54
    • Price/Book Ratio
      (Last 12 Months)*

      0.53
    *A weighted harmonic average is used to calculate this metric. Price/Book Ratio is the price of a security divided by the book value per share of the security. Price/Earnings Ratio is the price of a security divided by the last twelve months earnings per share of the security.
  • Market Capitalization (%)
    as of 12/31/15

    • Capitalization

      % of Net
      Assets ($)
    • Large (>$5.0B)

      7.7%
    • Mid ($1.0 - $5.0B)

      9.1%
    • Small (<$1.0B)

      82.9%
    This breakdown represents what percentage of the ETF's assets represent large/mid/small-sized companies. The market capitalization of an individual, publicly traded company is calculated by multiplying the company's stock price by the total number of its shares outstanding.
  • 3-YR Risk Measures
    as of 12/31/15

    • Beta vs. S&P 500 Index

      1.04
    • Correlation vs. S&P 500 Index

      0.47
    • Volatility (Standard Deviation)

      23.06
    • Sharpe Ratio

      -1.52

    Source: Van Eck Global, FactSet.

    Beta is a measure of sensitivity to market movements. Correlation measures the extent of linear association between the ETF performance and the index performance. Volatility is the annualized standard deviation of the ETF's monthly returns. Sharpe ratio measures risk-adjusted return, and represents the ETF's return less the risk free rate divided by the standard deviation.

  • Country Weightings (%) as of 12/31/15

    • Country

      % of Net Assets
    • AUSTRALIA

      24.96
    • CHINA

      22.27
    • JAPAN

      11.10
    • UNITED STATES

      7.68
    • CHILE

      6.25
    • FRANCE

      5.14
    • BRAZIL

      4.51
    • SOUTH AFRICA

      4.24
    • INDONESIA

      4.07
    • UNITED KINGDOM

      3.35
    • MEXICO

      3.31
    • CANADA

      2.84
    • Other/Cash

      0.28
  • Portfolio Composition (%)
    as of 02/05/16

    • % of Net Assets
    • Stocks

      99.66
    • Bonds

      0.00
    • Other

      0.00
    • Cash

      0.34
  • Sector Weightings (%) as of 12/31/15

    • Sector

      % of Net Assets
    • Materials

      96.9
    • Information Technology

      2.8
    • Other/Cash

      0.3
  • Currency Exposure (%)
    as of 12/31/15

    • Australian Dollar

      24.96
    • Hong Kong Dollar

      22.27
    • Japanese Yen

      11.10
    • U.S. Dollar

      7.68
    • Chilean Peso

      6.25
    • Euro

      5.14
    • Brazilian Real

      4.51
    • South African Rand

      4.24
    • Indonesian Rupiah

      4.07
    • British Pound

      3.35
    • Mexican Peso

      3.31
    • Canadian Dollar

      2.84
    • Other/Cash

      0.28