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PFXF Market Vectors Preferred Securities ex Financials ETF

  • Fund Description

    The Market Vectors® Preferred Securities ex Financials ETF (PFXF®) seeks to replicate as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the price and yield performance of the Wells Fargo® Hybrid and Preferred Securities ex Financials Index. The Index is intended to track the overall performance of U.S.-listed preferred securities excluding those with a financial sector classification, including securities that, in Wells Fargo Securities LLC's judgment, are functionally equivalent to preferred securities such as convertible securities, depository preferred securities and perpetual subordinated debt.


    • Fund Ticker

    • Exchange

      NYSE Arca
    • Commencement

    • ETF Structure

    • Administrator

      Van Eck Associates
    • Custodian

      Bank of New York Mellon
    • Index Ticker

    • Index Rebalancing

    as of 04/29/16

    • 30-Day SEC Yield1

    • Total Net Assets

    • Number of Holdings

    • Options

    • Gross Expense Ratio2

    • Net Expense Ratio/TER2

    • Distribution Frequency

    • Next Distribution Date

  • About Securities Lending

    Market Vectors Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) may lend securities to generate additional income which may help reduce expenses. All net proceeds earned by Market Vectors ETFs in the securities lending process are allocated to the applicable ETF after subtracting fees payable to the lending agent.


    Securities lending is an established practice that involves the lending of securities from a lender (“Fund”) to a third-party (“Borrower”). In return, the Borrower posts collateral — typically cash or U.S. Government securities — in an amount equal to at least 102% of the value of the borrowed securities. Over the course of the loan term, the Fund will receive any interest or dividends on the securities loaned. Moreover, the Borrower will pay a fee, as well as any interest earned on the investment of the cash collateral.


    The primary risk in securities lending is that a Borrower may default on its commitment to return securities that are on loan. If this occurs and the value of the liquidated collateral does not exceed the cost of repurchasing the securities, the Fund may suffer a loss with respect to the shortfall. This risk and others are described in more detail in the statutory prospectus, under "Lending Portfolio Securities".

  • Additional Resources

  • All Collateral HoldingsTop 10 Collateral Holdings as of 03/31/16

    Investment Type
    Weight %
    Bnp Paribas Securities Corp.., 0.31%, 04/01/2016
    United States
    Repurchase Agreement
    Daiwa Capital Markets America, 0.36%, 04/01/2016
    United States
    Repurchase Agreement
    Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith Inc., 0.30%, 04/01/2016
    United States
    Repurchase Agreement
    Mizuho Securities Usa, Inc., 0.34%, 04/01/2016
    United States
    Repurchase Agreement
    Credit Agricole Cib, 0.28%, 04/01/2016
    United States
    Repurchase Agreement
  • Securities Lending Summary
    as of 03/31/16

    Data Point %
    Securities Lending Return (% of AUM, YTD) 0.05
    Average On-Loan (% of AUM, YTD) 4.20
    Maximum On-Loan (% of AUM, YTD) 33.00
    Collateralization (% of Loan, YTD) 102.51
  • Loan/Collateral Combinations and Collateral Levels

    Loan Type Collateral Level
    Equities and Fixed Income