Van Eck Global - Since 1955

Global Hard Assets FundGHAAX

  • Daily Price   as of 10/24/2014

    NAV DAILY CHANGE
    $45.01  $-0.23 / -0.5%
  • Class A Details: GHAAX

    INCEPTION DATE GROSS/NET EXPENSES1
    11/02/94 1.45%/1.38%
  • Fees & Charges

    CLASSTICKERMAXIMUM
    SALES
    CHARGE
    MAXIMUM
    DEFERRED
    SALES
    CHARGE
    SERVICE
    FEES
    12B-1
    AGHAAX5.75%0.00%10.25%
    CGHACX0.00%1.00%1.00%
    IGHAIX0.00%0.00%0.00%
    YGHAYX0.00%0.00%0.00%

    1A contingent deferred sales charge for Class A shares of 1.00% for one year applies to redemptions of qualified commissionable shares purchased after April 30, 2012 at or above the $1 million breakpoint level.

  • Account Minimums

    ACCOUNT TYPE MINIMUM
    INITIAL
    INVESTMENT
    SUBSEQUENT
    INVESTMENTS
    Regular Accounts
    Class A, C, Y Shares $1,000 $100
    Class I Shares $1,000,000 $0
    Automatic Investment Plans/
    Periodic Purchase Plans
    $0 $0
    Third Party Accounts
    Including a retirement or pension
    plan account, or any “wrap fee”
    account or similar program
    $0 $0
  • Current Annual Fund Operating Expenses 

    CLASS A CLASS C CLASS I CLASS Y
    Management Fees 0.96% 0.96% 0.96% 0.96%
    Distribution and/or Service (12b-1) Fees 0.25% 1.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Other Expenses 0.24% 0.27% 0.07% 0.23%
    Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses (Gross)1 1.45% 2.23% 1.03% 1.19%
    Fees/Expenses Waived or Reimbursed1 -0.07% -0.03% -0.03% -0.06%
    Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses After Fee Waiver and/or Expense Reimbursement (Net)1 1.38% 2.20% 1.00% 1.13%

  • How to Purchase Van Eck Mutual Fund Shares

    You may purchase shares of Van Eck Mutual Funds indirectly through a broker/agent or directly through the Funds’ transfer agent, DST. The prospectus includes more detailed information regarding how to buy, sell, exchange or transfer shares, including how to reduce sales charges and how to choose a class of shares, plus various services for your convenience. Please read the appropriate prospectus carefully before investing.

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  • Important Disclosure 

    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 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 1.38% for Class A, 2.20% for Class C, 1.00% for Class I, and 1.13% for Class Y of the Fund’s average daily net assets per year until May 1, 2015. 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.

    Van 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 1.38% for Class A, 2.20% for Class C, 1.00% for Class I, and 1.13% for Class Y of the Fund’s average daily net assets per year until May 1, 2015. 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 S&P® North American Natural Resources Sector Index (SPGINRTR) includes mining, energy, paper and forest products, and plantation-owning companies. The S&P® 500 Index consists of 500 widely held common stocks covering industrial, utility, financial and transportation sectors. The S&P® Goldman Sachs Commodity Total Return Index (SPGSCITR) is a composite index of commodity sector returns, representing an unleveraged, long-only investment in commodity futures. 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. 

    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 risks associated with concentrating its investments in hard assets and the hard assets sector, including real estate, precious metals and natural resources, and can be significantly affected by events relating to these industries, including international political and economic developments, inflation, and other factors. The Fund’s portfolio securities may experience substantial price fluctuations as a result of these factors, and may move independently of the trends of industrialized companies. 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 and CMOs. The Fund is also subject to inflation risk, short-sales risk, market risk, non-diversification risk, leverage risk, credit risk and counterparty risk. Please see the 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. 

    Not FDIC Insured — No Bank Guarantee — May Lose Value 

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