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ESPO
VanEck Vectors Video Gaming and eSports ETF

  • Fund Description

    VanEck Vectors® Video Gaming and eSports ETF (ESPO) seeks to replicate as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the price and yield performance of the MVIS® Global Video Gaming and eSports Index (MVESPOTR), which is intended to track the overall performance of companies involved in video game development, esports, and related hardware and software.

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    • Fund Ticker

      ESPO
    • Exchange

      NYSE Arca
    • Commencement

      10/16/2018
    • ETF Structure

      Physical
    • Administrator

      Van Eck Associates
    • Custodian

      Bank of New York Mellon
    • Index Ticker

      MVESPOTR
    • Index Rebalancing

      Quarterly
  •  
    as of 11/16/18

    • 30-Day SEC Yield1

      0.33%
    • Total Net Assets

      $4.1M
    • Number of Holdings

      25
    • Options

      Expected
    • Gross Expense Ratio2

      0.60%
    • Net Expense Ratio/TER2

      0.55%
    • Distribution Frequency

      Annual
    • Next Distribution Date

      12/19/2018
  • Key Points

    • Competitive video gaming audience expected to reach 380 million people globally in 20187
    • Esports revenue growth has increased 40% yearly since 2015, supported by a young, affluent audience8
    • Companies must derive at least 50% of total revenues from video gaming and/or esports to be initially eligible for the Index
  • Trading Information

    • Fund Ticker

      ESPO
    • Index Total Return Ticker

      MVESPOTR
    • NAV

      ESPONV
    • Intraday NAV (IIV)4

      ESPOIV
    • Shares Outstanding

      150,000
    • Estimated Cash

      ESPOEU
    • Total Cash

      ESPOTC
    • CUSIP

      92189F114
    • ISIN

      US92189F1140
    Source: Bloomberg
  • Fees and Expenses2

    • Management Fee

      0.50%
    • Other Expenses

      0.10%
    • Gross Expense Ratio

      0.60%
    • Fee Waivers and
      Expense Reimbursement

      -0.05%
    • Net Expense Ratio/TER2

      0.55%
    2Expenses for ESPO are capped contractually at 0.55% until February 1, 2020. Cap excludes acquired fund fees and expenses, interest expense, trading expenses, taxes and extraordinary expenses.
  • Prices as of 11/16/18

    NAV/
    Last Price
    Volume
    30-Day Avg./
    Last Trading Day
    Daily Change
    NAV/
    Last Price
    YTD Change
    NAV/
    Last Price
    Premium/
    Discount
    Prem/Discount
    Distribution Charts
    NAV &
    Prem/Discount
    History
    NAV
    Chart
    ESPO $27.29
    $27.48
    0
    12,486
    -$0.78 / -2.77%
    $-0.63 / -2.24%
    --
    --
    $0.19
    0.71%
  • View All IndicesView All ETFsPerformance History: Average Annual Total Returns* (%)

    1 MO3 MOYTD1 YR3 YR5 YR10 YRLIFE
    10/16/18
    ESPO (NAV)---------------10.01
    ESPO (Share Price)---------------9.65
    MVESPOTR (Index) **-15.82-13.41-----------9.42
    Performance Differential (NAV - Index)---------------0.59
    Quarter End as of 09/30/18
    1 MO3 MOYTD1 YR3 YR5 YR10 YRLIFE
    10/16/18
    ESPO (NAV)----------------
    ESPO (Share Price)----------------
    MVESPOTR (Index) **3.34--------------
    Performance Differential (NAV - Index)----------------
  • Daily HoldingsTop 10 Holdings (%)  as of 10/31/18

    Total Holdings: 25
    Holding Name
    Ticker
    SharesMarket Value
    (US$)
    % of Net
    Assets
    Tencent Holdings Ltd
    700 HK
    9,600
    328,9967.89
    Nvidia Corp
    NVDA US
    1,419
    299,1687.18
    Activision Blizzard Inc
    ATVI US
    4,135
    285,5226.85
    Nintendo Co Ltd
    7974 JP
    900
    280,9336.74
    Netease Inc
    NTES US
    1,117
    232,1685.57
    Take-Two Interactive Software Inc
    TTWO US
    1,782
    229,6465.51
    Ncsoft Corp
    036570 KS
    564
    213,1685.11
    Nexon Co Ltd
    3659 JP
    18,600
    212,1375.09
    Electronic Arts Inc
    EA US
    2,316
    210,7105.06
    Konami Holdings Corp
    9766 JP
    5,400
    205,9754.94
    Top 10 Total (%)59.94
    These are not recommendations to buy or to sell any security. Securities and holdings may vary.
  • Country Weightings (%) as of 10/31/18

    • Country

      % of Net Assets
    • UNITED STATES

      32.65
    • JAPAN

      25.76
    • CHINA

      15.10
    • SOUTH KOREA

      13.00
    • FRANCE

      4.13
    • POLAND

      3.06
    • TAIWAN

      2.41
    • THAILAND

      2.30
    • SINGAPORE

      1.37
    • Other/Cash

      0.23
  • Sector Weightings (%) as of 10/31/18

    • Sector

      % of Net Assets
    • Communication Services

      79.2
    • Information Technology

      15.9
    • Consumer Discretionary

      4.6
    • Other/Cash

      0.2
  • Important Disclosure

    VanEck only serves professional clients in countries where the funds are registered or where funds can be sold in accordance with local private placement rules.

    130-Day SEC Yield is a standard yield calculation developed by the Securities and Exchange Commission that allows for fairer comparisons among 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. It does not reflect the yield an investor would have received if they had held the fund over the last twelve months assuming the most recent NAV. Distributions may vary from time to time. In the absence of temporary expense waivers or reimbursements, the 30-Day SEC Yield for VanEck Vectors Video Gaming and eSports ETF would have been -2.05% on 11/16/2018.

    2ESPO Fees & Expenses: Van Eck Associates Corporation (the "Adviser") has agreed to waive fees and/or pay Fund expenses to the extent necessary to prevent the operating expenses of the Fund (excluding acquired fund fees and expenses, interest expense, trading expenses, taxes and extraordinary expenses) from exceeding 0.55% of the Fund's average daily net assets per year until at least February 1, 2020. During such time, the expense limitation is expected to continue until the Fund's Board of Trustees acts to discontinue all or a portion of such expense limitation. TER, or Total Expense Ratio, is also referred to as "Net Expense Ratio".

    3Morningstar Ratings : If applicable, when the ETF is rated three stars or more for any given period. ©Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. 

    4IIV is an abbreviation for the intraday indicative value of an ETF's Shares (and is also known as the Indicative Optimized Portfolio Value or IOPV), and is disseminated every 15 seconds during regular trading hours. The IIV is based on the current market value of the securities and/or cash required to be deposited in exchange for a Creation Unit. The IIV does not necessarily reflect the precise composition of the current portfolio of securities held by the Fund at a particular point in time or the best possible valuation of the current portfolio. Therefore, the IIV should not be viewed as a "real-time" update of the Fund's NAV, which is computed only once a day. The Fund is not involved in, or responsible for, the calculation or dissemination of the IIV and makes no warranty as to its accuracy.

    6The S&P 500® Index consists of 500 widely held common stocks covering industrial, utility, financial and transportation sector; as an Index, it is unmanaged and is not a security in which investments can be made.

    7Newzoo Global eSports Market Report, 2018.

    8Newzoo Global eSports Market Report, 2017, 2018. 2018 revenues are projected.

    For each fund with at least a three-year history, Morningstar calculates a Morningstar Rating based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a fund's monthly performance (including the effects of sales charges, loads, and redemption fees), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of funds in each category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. (Each share class is counted as a fraction of one fund within this scale and rated separately, which may cause slight variations in the distribution percentages.) The Overall Morningstar Rating for a fund is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five- and ten-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics.

    An investment in the Fund may be subject to risks which include, among others, investing in the video gaming and esports industry, information technology, equity securities, foreign securities, foreign currency, special risk considerations of investing in Asian, Japanese and emerging markets issuers, depositary receipts, small- and medium-capitalization companies, cash transactions, market, operational, index tracking, authorized participant concentration, absence of prior active market, trading issues, passive management, fund shares trading, premium/discount risk and liquidity of fund shares, non-diversified, and concentration risks, all of which may adversely affect the Fund. Foreign investments are subject to risks, which include changes in economic and political conditions, foreign currency fluctuations, changes in foreign regulations, and changes in currency exchange rates which may negatively impact the Fund's returns. Small and medium-capitalization companies may be subject to elevated risks. The Fund's assets may be concentrated in a particular sector and may be subject to more risk than investments in a diverse group of sectors.

    MVIS Global Video Gaming and eSports Index is the exclusive property of MV Index Solutions GmbH (a wholly owned subsidiary of the Adviser), which has contracted with Solactive AG to maintain and calculate the Index. Solactive AG uses its best efforts to ensure that the Index is calculated correctly. Irrespective of its obligations towards MV Index Solutions GmbH, Solactive AG has no obligation to point out errors in the Index to third parties. The VanEck Vectors Video Gaming and eSports ETF is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by MV Index Solutions GmbH and MV Index Solutions GmbH makes no representation regarding the advisability of investing in the Fund.

    Index returns are not Fund returns and do not reflect any management fees or brokerage expenses. Certain indices may take into account withholding taxes. Investors can not invest directly in the Index. Returns for actual Fund investors may differ from what is shown because of differences in timing, the amount invested and fees and expenses. Index returns assume that dividends have been reinvested.

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    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. 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.

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