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NLR
VanEck Vectors Uranium+Nuclear Energy ETF

  • Fund Description

    VanEck Vectors® Uranium+Nuclear Energy ETF (NLR®) seeks to replicate as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the price and yield performance of the MVIS Global Uranium & Nuclear Energy Index (MVNLRTR), which is intended to track the overall performance of companies involved in: (i) uranium mining or uranium mining projects that have the potential, in MV Index Solutions GmbH's (the "Index Provider") view, when such projects are developed are expected to generate at least 50% of their revenues from unconventional oil & gas (as defined above) or have properties with the potential to generate at least 50% of their revenues from unconventional oil & gas, and (ii) all stocks must have a market capitalization of greater than $150 million as of the end of the month prior to the month in which a rebalancing date occurs.

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    • Fund Ticker

      NLR
    • Exchange

      NYSE Arca
    • Commencement

      08/13/2007
    • ETF Structure

      Physical
    • Administrator

      Van Eck Associates
    • Custodian

      Bank of New York Mellon
    • Index Ticker

      MVNLRTR
    • Index Rebalancing

      Quarterly
  •  
    as of 07/20/17

    • 30-Day SEC Yield1

      2.66%
    • Total Net Assets

      $31.6M
    • Number of Holdings

      26
    • Options

      Expected
    • Gross Expense Ratio2

      0.79%
    • Net Expense Ratio/TER2

      0.61%
    • Distribution Frequency

      Annual
    • Next Distribution Date

      12/15/2017
  • Fundamentals
    as of 06/30/17

    • Weighted Average Market Cap

      $23.2B
    • Price/Earnings Ratio
      (Last 12 Months)*

      14.31
    • Price/Book Ratio
      (Last 12 Months)*

      1.23
    *A weighted harmonic average is used to calculate this metric. Price/Book Ratio is the price of a security divided by the book value per share of the security. Price/Earnings Ratio is the price of a security divided by the last twelve months earnings per share of the security.
  • Market Capitalization (%)
    as of 06/30/17

    • Capitalization

      % of Net
      Assets ($)
    • Large (>$5.0B)

      96.1%
    • Mid ($1.0 - $5.0B)

      3.8%
    • Small (<$1.0B)

      0.0%
    This breakdown represents what percentage of the ETF's assets represent large/mid/small-sized companies. The market capitalization of an individual, publicly traded company is calculated by multiplying the company's stock price by the total number of its shares outstanding.
  • 3-YR Risk Measures
    as of 06/30/17

    • Beta vs. S&P 500 Index

      0.47
    • Correlation vs. S&P 500 Index

      0.47
    • Volatility (Standard Deviation)

      10.33
    • Sharpe Ratio

      0.14

    Source: VanEck, FactSet.

    Beta is a measure of sensitivity to market movements. Correlation measures the extent of linear association between the ETF performance and the index performance. Volatility is the annualized standard deviation of the ETF's monthly returns. Sharpe ratio measures risk-adjusted return, and represents the ETF's return less the risk free rate divided by the standard deviation. See S&P 500 Index definition.6

  • Country Weightings (%) as of 06/30/17

    • Country

      % of Net Assets
    • UNITED STATES

      60.45
    • JAPAN

      20.97
    • SOUTH KOREA

      4.38
    • ITALY

      3.81
    • FINLAND

      3.56
    • FRANCE

      2.17
    • CANADA

      1.77
    • CZECH

      1.46
    • CHINA

      1.38
    • Other/Cash

      0.05
  • Portfolio Composition (%)
    as of 07/20/17

    • % of Net Assets
    • Stocks

      99.98
    • Bonds

      0.00
    • Other

      0.00
    • Cash

      0.02
  • Sector Weightings (%) as of 06/30/17

    • Sector

      % of Net Assets
    • Utilities

      91.3
    • Industrials

      6.9
    • Energy

      1.8
    • Other/Cash

      0.0
  • Currency Exposure (%)
    as of 06/30/17

    • U.S. Dollar

      66.60
    • Japanese Yen

      20.97
    • Euro

      9.54
    • Czech Koruna

      1.46
    • Hong Kong Dollar

      1.38
    • Other/Cash

      0.05
  • 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 Uranium+Nuclear Energy ETF would have been 2.28% on 07/20/2017.

    2NLR 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, offering costs, trading expenses, taxes and extraordinary expenses) from exceeding 0.60% of the Fund's average daily net assets per year until at least May 1, 2018. 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: © 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.

    5Index data prior to March 24, 2014 reflects that of the DAXglobal Nuclear Energy Index (DXNE). From March 24, 2014, forward, the index data reflects that of the Fund's underlying index, MVIS Global Uranium & Nuclear Energy Index (MVNLRTR).  Index history which includes periods prior to March 24, 2014 reflects a blend of the performance of DXNE and MVNLRTR and is not intended for third party use.

    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.

    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 nuclear energy companies, Asian and Japanese issuers, foreign currency, depositary receipts, utilities sector, medium-capitalization companies, equity securities, market, operational, index tracking, authorized participant concentration, no guarantee of active trading market, trading issues, replication management, fund shares trading, premium/discount risk and liquidity of fund shares, issuer-specific changes, 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 return. 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 Uranium & Nuclear Energy 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 Uranium+Nuclear Energy 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. 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.

    The "Net Asset Value" (NAV) of a VanEck Vectors Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) is determined at the close of each business day, and represents the dollar value of one share of the fund; it is calculated by taking the total assets of the fund, subtracting total liabilities, and dividing by the total number of shares outstanding. The NAV is not necessarily the same as the ETF's intraday trading value. VanEck Vectors ETF investors should not expect to buy or sell shares at NAV.

    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.

    Investing involves substantial risk and high volatility, including possible loss of principal. An investor should consider the investment objective, risks, charges and expenses of the Fund carefully before investing. To obtain a prospectus and summary prospectus, which contains this and other information, call 800.826.2333 or visit vaneck.com/etfs. . Please read the prospectus and summary prospectus carefully before investing.

    This content is published in the United States for residents of specified countries. Investors are subject to securities and tax regulations within their applicable jurisdictions that are not addressed on this content. Nothing in this content should be considered a solicitation to buy or an offer to sell shares of any investment in any jurisdiction where the offer or solicitation would be unlawful under the securities laws of such jurisdiction, nor is it intended as investment, tax, financial, or legal advice. Investors should seek such professional advice for their particular situation and jurisdiction.