International Investors Gold FundIIGCX

  • Daily Price   as of 05/04/16

    NAV DAILY CHANGE
    $8.95 $-0.48 / -5.1%
  • Class C Details: IIGCX

    INCEPTION DATE GROSS/NET EXPENSES1
    10/03/03 2.22%/2.20%
  • Gold and Precious Metals

    VanEck has long been considered a thought leader in the gold-related investments, with a track record dating back to 1968. The gold and precious metals investment team employs a flexible, bottom-up approach to identify mining companies with attractive reserves and production levels. Joseph Foster has been the team's primary portfolio manager since 1996 and is a trained geologist, and he is supported by senior analysts Charl Malan and Imaru Casanova.

    • Joe Foster 2010

      Joseph M. Foster, Portfolio Manager and Strategist

      • 34 Years of Industry Experience
      • 19 Years at VanEck (1996)
      • Exploration Geologist
      • MS, Geology, Mackey School of Mines, 1988
      • MBA, University of Reno-Nevada, 1988
      • BS, Geology, Tennessee Technological University, 1982
      View full bio »
    • Charl P. de M. Malan

      Charl P. de M.  Malan, Senior Analyst

      • 20 Years of Industry Experience
      • 12 Years at VanEck (2003)
      • MBA, University of Stellenbosch (South Africa), 1999
      • Honours in Business Administration, University of Stellenbosch (South Africa), 1997
      • BA, Arts, University of Pretoria (South Africa), 1992
      View full bio »
    • Imaru Casanova 2015

      Imaru Casanova, Senior Analyst

      • 18 Years of Industry Experience
      • 4 Years at VanEck (2011)
      • MS, Mechanical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, 1998
      • BS (Magna Cum Laude), Mechanical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, 1997
      View full bio »
  • Important Disclosure

    Portfolio facts and statistics are shown for Class A shares only unless otherwise noted; 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.

    1Expenses are calculated for the 12-month period ending 05/01/16: Class A: Gross 1.43% and Net 1.43%; Class C: Gross 2.22 and Net 2.20%; Class I: Gross 1.07% and Net 1.00%; and Class Y: Gross 1.21% and Net 1.10%. Expenses are capped contractually through 05/01/17 at 1.45% for Class A; 2.20% for Class C; 1.00% for Class I; and 1.10% for Class Y. Caps exclude certain expenses, such as interest.

    2The NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index (GDMNTR) is a modified market capitalization-weighted index comprised of publicly traded companies involved primarily in mining for gold. The U.S. Dollar Index (DXY) indicates the general international value of the U.S. dollar. The DXY does this by averaging the exchange rates between the U.S. dollar and six major world currencies. 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 VanEck. 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 concentrating its assets in the gold industry, which can be significantly affected by international economic, monetary and political developments. The Fund’s overall portfolio may decline in value due to developments specific to the gold industry. 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, or political, economic or social instability. 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, leverage risk, credit risk and counterparty risk. Please see the prospectus and summary prospectus for information on these as well as other risk considerations.

    Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal. Please call 800.826.2333 or visit vaneck.com for a free prospectus and summary prospectus. 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 the prospectus and summary prospectus carefully before investing.