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    November 19, 2020

    Munis: Pocket of Value

    by David Schassler, Portfolio Manager and Head of Portfolio and Quantitative Investment Solutions, VanEck

    While the current environment poses challenges for most asset classes, MAAX’s indicators point to continued stability. Thus, the Fund maintains its overweight exposure to both credit and duration.

    Municipal Bonds

    October 13, 2020

    Warning Signs in Duration Risk

    by David Schassler, Portfolio Manager and Head of Portfolio and Quantitative Investment Solutions, VanEck

    MAAX currently remains well positioned to take advantage of attractively priced municipal bonds while, simultaneously, monitoring elevated duration risk.

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    Municipal Bonds

    September 21, 2020

    Strong Demand: Still Bullish

    by David Schassler, Portfolio Manager and Head of Portfolio and Quantitative Investment Solutions, VanEck

    MAAX's aggressive allocation has helped generate outperformance over the past few months and recover much of the losses experienced in the beginning of the year.

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    Municipal Bonds

    September 16, 2020

    Muni Bond Defaults Remain Rare Through 2019

    by Michael Cohick, Senior ETF Product Manager

    The latest Moody's Investors Service's annual municipal bond market snapshot affirms two hallmark benefits of muni bonds: defaults are rare and muni bonds continue to be highly rated.

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    Municipal Bonds

    August 12, 2020

    MAAX Remains Bullish While Becoming More Diversified

    by David Schassler, Portfolio Manager and Head of Portfolio and Quantitative Investment Solutions, VanEck

    MAAX adjusts its portfolio to improve performance by increasing diversification in four distinct risk scenarios, while maintaining the overall risk and return profile of the strategy.

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