Global Hard Assets FundGHAIX

  • Daily Price   as of 02/12/16

    $25.21 $0.82 / +3.4%
  • Class I Details: GHAIX

    5/01/06 1.02%/1.00%
  • Performance History: Average Annual Total Returns* (%)

    1 MO*3 MO*YTD*1 YR3 YR5 YR10 YRLIFE
    Van Eck Global Hard Assets Fund: Class I
    At Net Asset Value-3.62-18.39-3.62-33.13-17.89-13.24---2.43
    SPGINRTR Index2-4.73-15.86-4.73-25.07-10.56-7.10----
    MSCI ACWI Commodity Producers - Gross Return2-4.55-14.39-4.55-25.49-14.88-10.75----
    1 MO*3 MO*YTD*1 YR3 YR5 YR10 YRLIFE
    Van Eck Global Hard Assets Fund: Class I
    At Net Asset Value-11.54-6.80-33.18-33.18-15.62-12.35---2.08
    SPGINRTR Index2-10.84-1.81-24.28-24.28-7.32-5.50----
    MSCI ACWI Commodity Producers - Gross Return2-7.32-0.51-25.32-25.32-12.68-9.61----
  • Calendar Year Returns (%)

    2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
    Van Eck Global Hard Assets Fund: Class A
    At Net Asset Value (NAV)
    22.85 42.62 -44.68 52.46 28.43 -16.63 2.49 10.74 -19.41 -33.42
    SPGINRTR Index2 16.85 34.44 -42.55 37.54 23.88 -7.35 2.20 16.49 -9.77 -24.28
    MSCI ACWI Commodity Producers - Gross Return2 27.41 38.68 -44.10 45.79 13.79 -11.59 2.50 3.89 -14.19 -25.32

    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.

  • Distribution History (Class A)

    2015 $0.132 None None 12/22/15
    2014 $0.042 None None 12/23/14
    2013 $0.015 None None 12/23/13
    2012 $0.246 None $0.530 12/21/12
    2011 $0.047 None $0.243 12/21/11
    2010 $0.220 None None 12/21/10

    All registered investment companies, including Van Eck Associates, are obliged to distribute portfolio gains to shareholders at yearend 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 Funds on the record date. Distributions are paid to shareholders on the payment date. Past distributions are not indicative of future distributions.

  • NAV History Class A as of 01/31/16

    12-Month High (04/29/15) 42.96
    12-Month Low (01/20/16) 21.23

    January 2016 24.81
    December 2015 25.76
    November 2015 29.28
    October 2015 30.60
    September 2015 27.80
    August 2015 31.39
    July 2015 33.32
    June 2015 38.20
    May 2015 40.31
    April 2015 42.69
    March 2015 39.21
    February 2015 40.00
  • Performance Comparison (%):
    Global Hard Assets Fund vs. Commodities Indicesas of 01/31/2016

    For illustrative purposes only. Historical information is not indicative of future results; current data may differ from data quoted. Commodity Equities are measured by the SPGINRTR index; Commodities are measured by the SPGSCITR index. Each index listed is unmanaged and the returns 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 any fund. An index's performance is not illustrative of any fund's performance. You cannot invest in an index.
  • 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.

    1Expenses are calculated for the 12-month period ending 05/01/14: Class A: Gross 1.45% and Net 1.38%; Class C: Gross 2.21% and Net 2.20%; Class I: Gross 1.02% and Net 1.00%; and Class Y: Gross 1.16% and Net 1.13%. Expenses are capped contractually through 05/01/14 at 1.38% for Class A; 2.20% for Class C; 1.00% for Class I; and 1.13% for Class Y. Caps exclude certain expenses, such as interest.

    2The S&P® North American Natural Resources Sector Index (SPGINRTR) includes mining, energy, paper and forest products, and plantation-owning companies. The MSCI ACWI Commodity Producers Index captures the global opportunity set of commodity producers in the energy, metal and agricultural sectors. 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.