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Mining ETF

Invest in the mining sector

How to invest in rising metals prices with demand rising and supply squeezed? Mining company shares track metals prices higher. The VanEck Global Mining UCITS ETF offers a simple yet effective way to invest in this powerful theme.

Mining ETF - Fund Overview

VanEck Global Mining UCITS ETF

  • Gain access to metals and mining stocks from developed and emerging markets
  • Mining ETF invests in a well-diversified portfolio
  • The Fund includes the prominent commodity producers (including gold, silver, copper, nickel, zinc, iron ore)
  • It presents the opportunity to protect against inflation
  • There is a surge in demand for metals at the global level

ETF Details

ETF Details

Basis-Ticker: GDIG
ISIN: IE00BDFBTQ78copy-icon
TER: 0.50%
AUM: $1.1 B (as of 16-07-2024)
SFDR Classification: Article 6

Lower risk

Typically lower reward

Higher risk

Typically higher reward

Risk of a Mining ETF: You may lose money up to the total loss of your investment due to Emerging Markets Risk and Risk of investing in smaller companies as described in the Main Risk Factors, KID and prospectus.

Mining ETF Follows a Well-Diversified S&P Global Mining Reduced Coal Index

The VanEck Global Mining UCITS ETF tracks the S&P Global Mining Reduced Coal Index. The index has the following parameters:

Broadly diversified across more than 130 mainly large capitalisation stocks.

The mining companies own reserves in gold, silver, copper, nickel, zinc, lithium, iron ore etc.

The priority in VanEck's Mining ETF is given to liquid equities with relatively high trading volumes.

Holds the most liquid stocks

Mining ETF as a Simple Way to Profit from Rising Metal Prices

The Fund backs the metals essential for zero carbon economy

Metals are needed for everything from wind turbines, to solar, to electric vehicles (see below).

  Power Applications Automotive Other
Wind Solar
Energy Storage
Capture &
Light Emitting Diodes

 Application of Mining ETF Metals

Source: BofA Merrill Lynch.
*Proxy for rare earth metals.

Guard Against Inflation

Rising demand and tight supply at a time of geopolitical instability is propelling metals prices higher, offering a hedge against inflation. While demand is growing from green technologies and developing economies, mining companies have been discouraged from developing new resources, resulting in short supply.

Main Risk Factors of a Mining ETF


Investments in natural resources and natural resources companies, which include companies engaged in agriculture, alternatives (e.g., water and alternative energy), base and industrial metals, energy, forest products and precious metals, are very dependent on the demand for, and supply and price of, natural resources and can be significantly affected by events relating to these industries, including international political and economic developments, embargoes, tariffs, inflation, weather and natural disasters, livestock diseases, limits on exploration, often changes in the supply and demand for natural resources and other factors. This is a risk factor to consider when investing in a Mining ETF.


Investments in emerging market countries are subject to specific risks and securities are generally less liquid and less efficient and securities markets may be less well regulated. Specific risks of a Mining ETF may be heightened by currency fluctuations and exchange control; imposition of restrictions on the repatriation of funds or other assets; governmental interference; higher inflation; social, economic and political uncertainties. 


The securities of smaller companies may be more volatile and less liquid than the securities of large companies. Smaller companies, when compared with larger companies, may have a shorter history of operations, fewer financial resources, less competitive strength, may have a less diversified product line, may be more susceptible to market pressure and may have a smaller market for their securities. This is another risk factor of a Mining ETF.

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