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VanEck Vectors Steel ETF

  • Fund Description

    VanEck Vectors Steel ETF (SLX®) seeks to replicate as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the price and yield performance of the NYSE Arca Steel Index (STEEL), which is intended to track the overall performance of companies involved in the steel sector.


    • Fund Ticker

    • Exchange

      NYSE Arca
    • Commencement

    • ETF Structure

    • Administrator

      Van Eck Associates
    • Custodian

      Bank of New York Mellon
    • Index Ticker

    • Index Rebalancing

    as of 12/08/16

    • 30-Day SEC Yield1

    • Total Net Assets

    • Number of Holdings

    • Options

    • Gross Expense Ratio2

    • Net Expense Ratio/TER2

    • Distribution Frequency

    • Next Distribution Date

  • View All IndicesView All ETFsPerformance History: Average Annual Total Returns* (%)

    1 MO*3 MO*YTD*1 YR3 YR5 YR10 YRLIFE
    SLX (NAV)19.3933.28103.1285.86-2.96-2.060.802.10
    SLX (Share Price)19.3433.26103.4486.03-2.95-2.070.842.11
    STEEL (Index)19.4133.33102.2685.20-3.05-1.961.04--
    Performance Differential (NAV - Index)-0.02-0.050.860.660.09-0.10-0.24--
    Quarter End as of 09/30/16
    1 MO*3 MO*YTD*1 YR3 YR5 YR10 YRLIFE
    SLX (NAV)3.9711.9058.4550.41-8.56-3.64---0.38
    SLX (Share Price)4.3012.4659.2351.26-8.47-3.58---0.34
    STEEL (Index)3.9611.8457.7049.48-8.62-3.520.48--
    Performance Differential (NAV - Index)
  • Calendar Year Returns (%) as of 12/31/2015

  • NAV & Premium/
    Discount History
    as of 11/30/16

  • Best & Worst
    Quarter Returns (%)
    as of 09/30/16

    • Best quarter

    • Worst quarter


    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
    Payable Date Dividend
    Capital Gains
    Capital Gains
    Return of
    2015 12/21/2015 12/23/2015 12/28/2015 $1.0233 -- -- $0.0197 $1.0430
    2014 12/22/2014 12/24/2014 12/29/2014 $1.1590 -- -- -- $1.1590
    2013 12/23/2013 12/26/2013 12/30/2013 $0.9444 -- -- $0.0396 $0.9840
    2012 12/24/2012 12/27/2012 12/31/2012 $1.0750 -- -- -- $1.0750
    2011 12/23/2011 12/28/2011 12/30/2011 $1.1420 -- -- -- $1.1420
    2010 12/23/2010 12/28/2010 12/30/2010 $0.8696 -- -- $0.1554 $1.0250
    2009 12/23/2009 12/28/2009 12/30/2009 $0.9161 -- -- $0.0659 $0.9820
    2008 12/26/2008 12/29/2008 12/31/2008 $1.3050 $0.0500 -- -- $1.3550
    2007 12/24/2007 12/27/2007 12/31/2007 $0.4850 -- -- -- $0.4850
    2006 12/21/2006 12/26/2006 12/29/2006 $0.1450 -- -- -- $0.1450

    *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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