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05/19/15: Barron’s speaks to Portfolio Manager David Semple about why flows into emerging markets have picked up. Barron’s also taps Semple for some of the emerging markets stocks that are currently on his radar. “For us,” explains Semple, “it’s a question of not treating emerging markets as some kind of monolithic block on global growth . . . . It’s much more about specific companies and specific countries.” View article >>
03/31/15: Jason Spits consults with David Semple to see how financial advisors might approach emerging markets now that the U.S. economy is rebounding. “Stock selection needs to be actively managed and based on bottom up fundamentals, according to Semple, who said this approach will uncover opportunities or companies that represent structural growth in emerging markets.”View article >>
03/31/15: MoneyManagement analyzes China’s recent slowdown and reaches out to investment professionals for their opinions. “The decline in China's growth,” says Semple, “seems to be controlled and expected as the government attempts to transition its economic model to a consumer-based model.”View article >>
01/21/15: Citywire Global has given David Semple and Angus Shillington high marks this month. “Implementing a bottom-up stock picking strategy with fundamental research . . . the Van Eck Emerging Markets Fund . . . pursues companies with growth potential at a reasonable price.”View article >>
11/19/14: “Due diligence in Middle East/Gulf reveals solid investments. Waiting to buy cheap? It probably won’t happen.”View more tweets >>
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*Returns less than one year are not
The table presents past performance which is no guarantee
of future results and which may be lower or higher than current
performance. Returns reflect temporary contractual fee waivers and/or
expense reimbursements. Had the Fund incurred all expenses and
fees1, investment returns would have been reduced. Expenses:
Class A: Gross 1.54% and Net 1.54%. Expenses are capped contractually through
05/01/16 at 1.60% for Class A. Investment returns and Fund share values
will fluctuate so that investors' shares, when redeemed, may be worth
more or less than their original cost. Fund returns assume that dividends
and capital gains distributions have been reinvested in the Fund at
^The Fund's inception date was December 20, 1993, but
prior to December 18, 2002, it operated with a substantially different
investment strategy. Specifically, it invested primarily in the common
stocks and other equity securities of global large-cap growth companies
and could invest no more than 10% of its assets in emerging markets
The graph above illustrates a hypothetical $10,000 investment in Class A shares of the Van Eck Emerging Markets Fund invested at NAV versus its benchmark and other Indices. Returns reflect capital appreciation and the reinvestment of dividends and capital gains, if any, as well as all fees and expenses, but do not reflect any sales load. All indices are unmanaged and include the reinvestment of all dividends, but do not reflect the payment of transaction costs, advisory fees or expenses that are associated with an investment in the Fund. An index’s performance is not illustrative of the Fund's performance. Indices are not securities in which investments can be made. Results reflect past performance and do not guarantee future results.
The table presents past performance which is no guarantee of future results and which may be lower or higher than current performance. Returns reflect temporary contractual fee waivers and/or expense reimbursements. Had the Fund incurred all expenses and fees, investment returns would have been reduced. Investment returns and Fund share values will fluctuate so that investors' shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Fund returns assume that dividends and capital gains distributions have been reinvested in the Fund at NAV.
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All registered investment companies, including Van Eck Associates, are obliged to distribute portfolio gains to shareholders at year end, regardless of performance. Trading Van Eck Funds 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 Van Eck Fund on the record date. Distributions are paid to shareholders on the payment date. Past distributions are not indicative of future distributions.
Unless otherwise stated, portfolio facts and statistics are shown for Class A shares; other classes may have different characteristics.
†NAV: Unless you are eligible for a waiver, the public offering price you pay when you buy Class A shares of the Fund is the Net Asset Value (NAV) of the shares plus an initial sales charge. The initial sales charge varies depending upon the size of your purchase. No sales charge is imposed where Class A or Class C shares are issued to you pursuant to the automatic investment of income dividends or capital gains distributions. It is the responsibility of the financial intermediary to ensure that the investor obtains the proper “breakpoint” discount. Class C, Class I and Class Y do not have an initial sales charge; however, Class C does charge a contingent deferred redemption charge. See the prospectus and summary prospectus for more information.
1Van Eck Associates Corporation (the “Adviser”) has agreed to waive fees and/or pay Fund expenses to the extent necessary to prevent the operating expenses of the Fund (excluding acquired fund fees and expenses, interest expense, trading expenses, dividends and interest payments on securities sold short, taxes and extraordinary expenses) from exceeding 1.60% for Class A, 2.50% for Class C, 1.00% for Class I, and 1.10% for Class Y of the Fund’s average daily net assets per year until May 1, 2016. During such time, the
expense limitation is expected to continue until the Board of Trustees acts to discontinue all or a portion of such expense limitation.
2The Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) Emerging Markets Index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization index that is designed to measure equity market performance of emerging markets. The MSCI Emerging Markets Index consists of the following 23 emerging market country indices: Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Russia, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and United Arab Emirates.
The MSCI Emerging Markets Investable Market Index (IMI) is a free float adjusted market capitalization index that is designed to capture large-, mid- and small-cap representation across 23 emerging markets countries. Emerging Markets countries include: Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Qatar, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and United Arab Emirates.
The views and opinions expressed are those of Van Eck Global. Fund manager commentaries are general in nature and should not be construed as investment advice. Opinions are subject to change with market conditions. Any discussion of specific securities mentioned in the commentaries is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation to buy these securities. Fund holdings will vary.
You can lose money by investing in the Fund. Any investment in the Fund should be part of an overall investment program, not a complete program. The Fund is subject to the risks associated with its investments in emerging markets securities, which tend to be more volatile and less liquid than securities traded in developed countries. The Fund’s investments in foreign securities involve risks related to adverse political and economic developments unique to a country or a region, currency fluctuations or controls, and the possibility of arbitrary action by foreign governments, including the takeover of property without adequate compensation or imposition of prohibitive taxation. The Fund is subject to risks associated with investments in debt securities, derivatives, commodity-linked instruments, illiquid securities, asset-backed securities, CMOs and small or mid-cap companies. The Fund is also subject to inflation risk, short-sales risk, market risk, non-diversification risk and leverage risk. Please see the prospectus and summary prospectus for information on these and other risk considerations.
Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal. An investor should consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the investment company carefully before investing. The prospectus and summary prospectus contain this and other information. Please read them carefully before investing.
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