Rare Earths and Strategic Metals: An Unfolding Investment Story

Be part of the clean tech revolution with VanEck's ETF.

Why Invest in Rare Earths and Strategic Metals?

Invest in the specialist mining companies that hold the key to future of technological and environmental innovation.

VanEck Vectors™ Rare Earths and Strategic Metals UCITS ETF (ISIN: IE0002PG6CA6) gives investors the following advantages:

  • Exposure to the strategic materials critical for technology innovation
  • A play on the critical technologies for tackling climate change
  • A unique opportunity to invest
  • Diversification across the underlying mining and refining companies

Risk: You may lose money up to the total loss of your investment due to the Main Risk Factors described below and additional risks described in the sales prospectus.

Common Uses for Rare Earths and Strategic Metals

Metal Use Case
Rare Earths Various parts of electric and hybrid vehicles; air conditioners; wind power generators; fluorescent lights; plasma screens; portable computers; handheld electronic devices
Lithium Electric and hybrid vehicle batteries
Molybdenum Missile and aircraft parts; petroleum refining; filament material; ultra-high strength steels
Titanium Aerospace jet engines, missiles, and space crafts; chemical industrial process; medical prosthetics; dental instruments and implants; mobile phones
Cobalt Surgical instruments; cutting tools and drills used in metal-working and mining; medical prosthetics; batteries
Tungsten Lightbulb filaments; television tubes; X-ray tubes; super alloys; cutting tools and drills
Manganese Disposable dry cells and batteries; stainless steels; aluminum alloys
Gallium Semiconductors
Chromium Jet engines and gas turbines; cookware and cutlery; magnetic tape used in audio recording; blast furnaces and cement kilns
Tantalum Electronic components; metalworking equipment; jet engine components; chemical process equipment, nuclear reactors; missile parts
Germanium Semiconductor material; fiber optic systems and infrared optics; solar electric applications
Indium LCD television displays; LED lights; solar cells

Source: VanEck.

VanEck Vectors Rare Earths and Strategic Metals UCITS ETF


  • A unique opportunity to invest in rare earths and strategic metals
  • Relatively low cost
  • Exposure to mining and refining companies worldwide
  • Diversified to reduce risk

Risk indication: 7 out of 7

Lower risk: Typically lower reward

Higher risk: Typically higher reward

Main Risk Factors


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.

For more information on risks, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the relevant Fund’s prospectus, available on www.vaneck.com.

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