Van Eck Global - Since 1955

Global Hard Assets FundGHAYX

  • Daily Price   as of 12/19/2014

    NAV DAILY CHANGE
    $39.97  $0.9 / +2.3%
  • Class Y Details: GHAYX

    INCEPTION DATE GROSS/NET EXPENSES1
    4/30/10 1.19%/1.13%
  • Performance History: Average Annual Total Returns (%) 

    1 MO*3 MO*YTD*1 YR3 YR5 YR10 YRLIFE
    (4/30/10)
    Van Eck Global Hard Assets Fund: Class Y
    At Net Asset Value-9.59-25.91-16.43-14.96-4.09-----0.90
    SPGINRTR Index2-8.10-20.78-9.00-7.021.154.797.47--
    S&P 500 Index22.693.7213.9816.8620.9315.968.06--
    1 MO*3 MO*YTD*1 YR3 YR5 YR10 YRLIFE
    (4/30/10)
    Van Eck Global Hard Assets Fund: Class Y
    At Net Asset Value-10.01-10.531.505.067.94----3.52
    SPGINRTR Index2-8.81-10.034.7510.2712.538.829.79--
    S&P 500 Index2-1.401.138.3419.7322.9915.708.11--

    *Returns less than one year are not annualized.

    The tables present 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 Y: Gross 1.19% and Net 1.13%. Expenses are capped contractually through 05/01/15 at 1.13% for Class Y. 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.

  • Growth of Hypothetical $10,000 Investment as of 11/30/2014

    This graph illustrates a hypothetical $10,000 investment in Class A shares of the Van Eck Global Hard Assets 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.




  • Calendar Year Returns (%)

    2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
    Van Eck Global Hard Assets Fund: Class A
    At Net Asset Value (NAV)
    22.87 48.72 22.85 42.62 -44.68 52.46 28.43 -16.63 2.49 10.74
    SPGINRTR Index2 24.59 36.61 16.85 34.44 -42.55 37.54 23.88 -7.35 2.20 16.49
    S&P® 500 Index2 10.88 4.91 15.79 5.49 -37.00 26.46 15.06 2.11 16.00 32.39

    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)

    DIVIDENDS
    PER SHARE
    SHORT-TERM
    CAPITAL GAINS
    PER SHARE
    LONG-TERM
    CAPITAL GAINS
    PER SHARE
    EX-DATE
    REINVEST DATE
    PAYABLE DATE
    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
    2009 None None None 12/22/09
    2008 None None None 12/22/08

    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 11/30/14

    TIME PERIOD
    12-Month High (07/03/14) 55.19
    12-Month Low (11/28/14) 40.28

    MONTH END
    November 2014 40.28
    October 2014 44.56
    September 2014 48.94
    August 2014 54.39
    July 2014 53.15
    June 2014 54.73
    May 2014 51.43
    April 2014 51.31
    March 2014 49.13
    February 2014 49.44
    January 2014 45.99
    December 2013 48.31
  • Performance Comparison (%):
    Fund vs. Index Benchmarks as of 11/30/2014

    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.

    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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