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BBH
VanEck Vectors Biotech ETF

Fund Description

VanEck Vectors® Biotech ETF (BBH) seeks to replicate as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the price and yield performance of the MVIS® US Listed Biotech 25 Index (MVBBHTR), which is intended to track the overall performance of companies involved in the development and production, marketing and sales of drugs based on genetic analysis and diagnostic equipment.

 
 

  • Fund Ticker

    BBH
  • Exchange

    NASDAQ
  • Commencement

    12/20/2011
  • ETF Structure

    Physical
  • Administrator

    Van Eck Associates
  • Custodian

    Bank of New York Mellon
  • Index Ticker

    MVBBHTR
  • Index Rebalancing

    Quarterly

 
as of 06/14/19

  • 30-Day SEC Yield1

    0.32%
  • Total Net Assets

    $354.2M
  • Number of Holdings

    25
  • Options

    Available
  • Gross Expense Ratio2

    0.40%
  • Net Expense Ratio/TER2

    0.35%
  • Distribution Frequency

    Annual
  • Next Distribution Date

    12/20/2019

Performance History: Average Annual Total Returns* (%)

1 MO 3 MO YTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR LIFE
12/20/11
BBH (NAV) -5.55 -10.50 4.61 -0.84 2.28 5.49 -- 17.70
BBH (Share Price) -5.51 -10.47 5.21 -0.74 2.24 5.49 -- 17.72
MVBBHTR (Index) -5.54 -10.44 4.69 -0.60 2.46 5.68 -- 17.91
Performance Differential (NAV - Index) -0.01 -0.06 -0.08 -0.24 -0.18 -0.19 -- -0.21
1 MO 3 MO YTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR LIFE
12/20/11
BBH (NAV) -1.27 15.40 15.40 7.34 7.87 7.50 -- 19.75
BBH (Share Price) -1.25 16.05 16.05 7.30 7.90 7.50 -- 19.77
MVBBHTR (Index) -1.24 15.44 15.44 7.60 8.06 7.70 -- 19.96
Performance Differential (NAV - Index) -0.03 -0.04 -0.04 -0.26 -0.19 -0.20 -- -0.21

Performance History:Cumulative Total Return (%) Annual End as of 12/31/18

1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR LIFE
12/20/11
BBH (NAV) -10.22 -11.03 27.81 -- 221.80
BBH (Share Price) -10.69 -11.60 27.11 -- 220.31
MVBBHTR (Index) -10.00 -10.55 28.97 -- 225.81
Performance Differential (NAV - Index) -0.22 -0.48 -1.16 -- -4.01

Growth of hypothetical $10,000 investment as of 05/31/2019

3 Months | 6 Months | 1 Year | 3 Years | 5 Years |
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Calendar Year Returns (%) as of 12/31/2018

NAV & Premium/
Discount History
as of 05/31/19

Best & Worst
Quarter Returns (%)
as of 03/31/19

  • Best quarter

    1Q'12 +21.78%
  • Worst quarter

    1Q'16 -18.19%

Best & Worst Quarter Returns are based on NAV, reflect the period since the Fund's inception, and are updated quarterly. 

 

Distribution History

Anticipated Dividend & Capital Gains Frequency: Annual
Year Ex-Date Record
Date
Payable Date Dividend
Income*
Short-Term
Capital Gains
Long-Term
Capital Gains
Return of
Capital
Total
Distributions
2018 12/20/2018 12/21/2018 12/27/2018 $0.5510 -- -- -- $0.5510
2017 12/18/2017 12/19/2017 12/22/2017 $0.6830 -- -- -- $0.6830
2016 12/19/2016 12/21/2016 12/23/2016 $0.3270 -- -- -- $0.3270
2015 12/21/2015 12/23/2015 12/28/2015 $0.3370 -- -- -- $0.3370
2014 12/22/2014 12/24/2014 12/29/2014 -- -- -- -- --
2013 12/23/2013 12/26/2013 12/30/2013 $0.0030 -- -- -- $0.0030
2012 12/24/2012 12/27/2012 12/31/2012 $0.0180 $0.1660 -- -- $0.1840
2011 12/23/2011 12/28/2011 12/30/2011 -- -- -- -- --

*All registered investment companies are obliged to distribute portfolio gains to shareholders at yearend regardless of performance. Trading VanEck Vectors ETFs will also generate tax consequences and transaction expenses. The information provided is not intended to be tax advice. Tax consequences of dividend distributions may vary by individual taxpayer. There is no guarantee that dividends will be paid. To receive a distribution, you must have been a registered shareholder of the relevant VanEck Vectors ETFs on the record date. Distributions are paid to shareholders on the payment date. Past distributions are not indicative of future distributions.

Certain distributions may constitute a return of capital, which will have the effect of reducing your cost basis in the Fund’s shares and thereby increasing the amount of capital gain, if any, or decreasing the amount of capital loss, if any, that you will realize when selling or exchanging Fund shares. The final determination of the tax characteristics cannot be determined until after each Fund’s yearend and are reported to shareholders on Form 1099-DIV. The form is mailed to shareholders shortly after calendar yearend specifying how the distributions paid by the Fund during the prior calendar year should be characterized for purposes of reporting the distribution on a shareholder’s tax return.

The tax treatment and characterization of the Fund’s distributions may vary significantly from time to time depending on whether the Fund has gains or losses on the securities in its portfolio. The Fund’s distributions will normally reflect past and projected net investment income, and may include income from dividends and interest, capital gains and/or a return of capital. The final composition of the tax characteristics of the distributions cannot be determined with certainty until after the end of the year, and will be reported to shareholders at that time. The amount of distributions will vary, depending on a number of factors. As portfolio and market conditions change, the rate of dividends may change. There can be no assurance that the Fund will be able to declare a dividend distribution in each period. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

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