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Written byJoe Foster, Gold Strategist and Portfolio Manager
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Van Eck Global has been offering investors gold funds for more than five decades:
Van Eck International Investors Gold Fund
- The first gold-mining shares mutual fund (launched in 1968).
Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF
- The nation's first gold ETF to invest in mining shares (launched in 2006). This gold ETF invests globally in a range of small, mid-sized and large gold mining companies.
Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF
- A targeted focus on small-cap miners worldwide (launched in 2009). This gold ETF focuses on junior miners in the exploratory and development phases.
With nearly 50 years of experience managing gold funds, Van Eck Global has the longest tenure among U.S. asset managers in this sector, and employs some of the nation’s leading gold and hard assets investment experts.
Our gold-investing history dates back to 1968, when John van Eck converted his international equity fund into a gold shares fund in anticipation of inflation.
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The Van Eck International Investors Gold Fund
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.
Market Vectors GDX and GDXJ
Gold- and silver-related investments, including gold ETFs, are subject to risks including bullion price volatility, changes in world political developments, competitive pressures and risks associated with foreign investments. In times of stable economic growth, the value of gold, silver and other precious metals may be adversely affected. Mining companies are subject to elevated risks, which include, among others, competitive pressures, commodity and currency price fluctuations, and adverse governmental or environmental regulations. In particular, small and mid-cap mining companies may be subject to additional risks including inability to commence production and generate material revenues, significant expenditures and inability to secure financing, which may cause such companies to operate at a loss, greater volatility, lower trading volume and less liquidity than larger companies. Investors should be willing to accept a high degree of volatility and the potential of significant loss. The Funds may loan their securities, which may subject them to additional credit and counterparty risk.
Market Vectors GDX and GDXJ 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. You will incur brokerage expenses when trading Fund shares in the secondary market. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Returns for actual Fund investments may differ from what is shown because of differences in timing, the amount invested, and fees and expenses.
Investing involves substantial risk and high volatility, including possible loss of principal. An investor should consider the investment objective, risks, charges and expenses of the Fund carefully before investing. Please read the prospectus and summary prospectus carefully before investing.
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