International Investors Gold FundINIIX

  • Daily Price   as of 02/11/16

    NAV DAILY CHANGE
    $8.98 $0.48 / +5.7%
  • Class I Details: INIIX

    INCEPTION DATE GROSS/NET EXPENSES1
    10/02/06 1.07%/1.00%
  • Performance History: Average Annual Total Returns* (%)

    1 MO*3 MO*YTD*1 YR3 YR5 YR10 YRLIFE
    (10/02/06)
    Van Eck International Investors Gold Fund: Class I
    At Net Asset Value-2.79-9.84-2.79-34.61-26.93-22.01---2.69
    NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index23.35-4.593.35-35.41-29.31-22.50----
    1 MO*3 MO*YTD*1 YR3 YR5 YR10 YRLIFE
    (10/02/06)
    Van Eck International Investors Gold Fund: Class I
    At Net Asset Value1.34-0.40-24.22-24.22-28.39-23.50---2.41
    NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index20.900.84-24.79-24.79-32.56-24.99----
  • Calendar Year Returns (%)

    2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
    Van Eck International Investors Gold Fund: Class A
    At Net Asset Value (NAV)
    45.23 27.41 -29.03 63.75 50.99 -21.52 -9.61 -48.91 -6.10 -24.63
    NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index (GDM)2 22.97 17.58 -26.33 38.00 34.76 -15.48 -8.46 -53.65 -11.99 -24.79
    S&P® 500 Index2

    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
    2015 None None None 12/22/15
    2014 None None None 12/23/14
    2013 $0.066 None None 12/23/13
    2012 None None $0.420 12/21/12
    2011 $0.312 None None 12/21/11
    2010 $2.090 $0.178 $1.507 12/21/10

    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 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

    TIME PERIOD
    12-Month High (02/05/15) 9.13
    12-Month Low (01/19/16) 5.26

    MONTH END
    January 2016 5.86
    December 2015 6.03
    November 2015 5.96
    October 2015 6.52
    September 2015 6.07
    August 2015 6.35
    July 2015 6.15
    June 2015 7.63
    May 2015 8.30
    April 2015 8.29
    March 2015 7.57
    February 2015 8.69
  • 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. Gold Equities are measured by the NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index (GDM); Gold Bullion is measured by Gold Spot US Dollars per Troy Ounce. The GDM 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 the Fund. An index's performance is not illustrative of the 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 and summary prospectus for more information.

    1Expenses are calculated for the 12-month period ending 05/01/15: Class A: Gross 1.47% and Net 1.45%; Class C: Gross 2.34 and Net 2.20%; Class I: Gross 1.07% and Net 1.00%; and Class Y: Gross 1.31% and Net 1.13%. Expenses are capped contractually through 05/01/16 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 (GDM) is a modified market capitalization-weighted index comprised of publicly traded companies involved primarily in mining for gold. The S&P® 500 Index, calculated with dividends reinvested, consists of 500 leading companies in leading industries of the U.S. economy. 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 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 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, 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 as well as 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.