1. Yield information reflects temporary waivers of expenses and/or fees. Yields would have been reduced had these fees/expenses been included. 30-Day SEC Yield is a standard calculation developed by the Securities and Exchange Commission that allows for fairer comparisons among bond funds. It is based on the most recent 30-day period. This yield figure reflects the interest earned during the period after deducting the fund’s expenses for the period. Distribution Yield is the annual yield an investor would receive if the most recent fund distribution stayed the same going forward. The yield represents a single distribution from the fund and does not represent the total return of the fund. The yield is calculated by annualizing the most recent distribution and dividing it by the fund NAV from the as-of date.
2. The Investment Management Agreement between Market Vectors ETF Trust (the “Trust”) and Van Eck Associates Corporation (the “Adviser”) provides that the Adviser will pay all expenses of the Fund, except for the fee payment under the Investment Management Agreement, interest expense, offering costs, trading expenses, taxes and extraordinary expenses.
3. As of 9/1/12: Expenses for BONO are capped contractually at 0.49% until 9/1/13; CHLC are capped contractually at 0.39% until 9/1/13; EMLC are capped contractually at 0.47% until 9/1/13; FLTR are capped contractually at 0.19% until 9/1/13; ANGL, HYEM, IHY, MORT, PFXF and XMPT are capped contractually at 0.40% until 9/1/13. The cap excludes certain expenses, such as interest.
The performance quoted represents past performance. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Performance information for the Market Vectors ETFs reflect current temporary waivers of expenses and/or fees. Had the Market Vectors ETFs incurred all expenses, investment returns would have been reduced. The investment return and value of shares of Market Vectors ETFs will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when sold, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Performance may be lower or higher than performance data quoted. Fund returns assume that dividends and capital gains distributions have been reinvested in the Fund at NAV. Performance current to the most recent month-end is available by calling 888.MKT.VCTR.
Municipal bonds are subject to risks related to litigation, legislation, political change, conditions in underlying sectors or in local business communities and economies, bankruptcy or other changes in the issuer’s financial condition, and/or the discontinuance of taxes supporting the project or assets or the inability to collect revenues for the project or from the assets. Bonds and bond funds will decrease in value as interest rates rise. Additional risks include credit, interest rate, call, reinvestment, tax, market and lease obligation risk. High-yield municipal bonds are subject to greater risk of loss of income and principal than higher-rated securities, and are likely to be more sensitive to adverse economic changes or individual municipal developments than those of higher-rated securities. Interest and principal payments for pre-refunded bonds are funded from securities in an escrow account. The escrowed securities do not guarantee the price of these bonds. Municipal bonds may be less liquid than taxable bonds. There is no guarantee that the Fund’s income will be exempt from federal or state income taxes, and changes in those tax rates or in alternative minimum tax rates or in the tax treatment of municipal bonds may make them less attractive as investments and cause them to lose value. Capital gains, if any, are subject to capital gains tax. For a more complete description of these and other risks, please refer to each Fund’s prospectus.
A portion of the Funds' dividends may be subject to federal, state, or local income taxes or may be subject to the federal alternative minimum tax.
The “Net Asset Value” (NAV) of a Market Vectors Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) is determined at the close of each business day, and represents the dollar value of one share of the fund; it is calculated by taking the total assets of the fund, subtracting total liabilities, and dividing by the total number of shares outstanding. The NAV is not necessarily the same as the ETF’s intraday trading value. Market Vectors ETF investors should not expect to buy or sell shares at NAV.
Fund shares are not individually redeemable and will be issued and redeemed at their NAV only through certain authorized broker-dealers in large, specified blocks of shares called “creation units” and otherwise can be bought and sold only through exchange trading. Creation units are issued and redeemed principally in kind. Shares may trade at a premium or discount to their NAV in the secondary market.
Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal. Bonds and bond funds will decrease in value as interest rates rise. An investor should consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the investment company carefully before investing. The prospectus and summary prospectus contains this and other information. Please read the prospectus and summary prospectus carefully before investing.
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