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HYD
VanEck Vectors High-Yield Municipal Index ETF

Fund Description

The VanEck Vectors® High-Yield Municipal Index ETF (HYD®) seeks to replicate as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the price and yield performance of the Bloomberg Barclays Municipal Custom High Yield Composite Index (LMEHTR), which is intended to track the overall performance of the U.S. dollar denominated high yield long-term tax-exempt bond market. HYD is expected to pay monthly dividends. 

 
 

  • Fund Ticker

    HYD
  • Exchange

    Cboe
  • Commencement

    02/04/2009
  • ETF Structure

    Physical
  • Administrator

    Van Eck Associates
  • Custodian

    Bank of New York Mellon
  • Index Ticker

    LMEHTR
  • Index Rebalancing

    Monthly
  • 2019 Preliminary NAIC
    Designation7

    4

 
as of 09/17/19

  • 30-Day SEC Yield1

    3.37%
  • Total Net Assets

    $3.0B
  • Number of Holdings

    2012
  • Options

    Available
  • Gross Expense Ratio2

    0.35%
  • Net Expense Ratio/TER2

    0.35%
  • Distribution Frequency

    Monthly
  • Next Distribution Date

    09/30/2019

1, 2, 7 See Important Disclosure

Index Key Points

The Bloomberg Barclays Municipal Custom High Yield Composite Index (LMEHTR) comprises:

More than 4,000 bonds drawn primarily from revenue sector, but also from general obligation sector.

Issues eligible for inclusion in Index:

  • Outstanding par value of at least $3 million for non-investment grade and $7 million for investment grade.
  • Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa and the Northern Mariana Islands, each individually capped from exceeding 4%.
  • Targeted 75% weight in noninvestment grade municipal bonds, a targeted 25% weight in triple-B rated investment grade municipal bonds.
  • Nominal maturity greater than 1 year.

Index Provider: Bloomberg Index Services Limited

Index Profile

  • Ticker

    LMEHTR
  • Inception Date

    06/30/2008
  • Rebalance Frequency

    Monthly

Index Fundamentals4
as of 09/17/19

  • Yield to Worst

    3.77%
  • Yield to Maturity

    4.59%
  • Effective Duration (yrs)

    6.53
  • Duration to Worst (yrs)

    5.64
  • Modified Duration (yrs)

    6.83
  • Spread Duration (yrs)

    6.27
  • Years to Maturity

    19.72
  • Coupon

    4.97%
  • AMT

    10.78%
 4 See Important Disclosure for definitions.

Top 10 Constituents (%) as of 08/31/19

Total Constituents: 6779
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Issuer Name State Weighting (%)
Chicago Ill Brd Ed
IL
5.32
Buckeye Ohio Tob Settlement Fing Auth
OH
3.85
New Jersey St Transn Tr Fd Auth
NJ
3.27
Illinois St
IL
2.85
Puerto Rico Sales Tax Fing Corp Sales Tax Rev
PR
2.54
Golden St Tob Securitization Corp Calif Tob Settlement Rev
CA
2.29
California Statewide Cmntys Dev Auth Rev
CA
2.09
New Jersey Economic Dev Auth Rev
NJ
1.92
New York Liberty Dev Corp Liberty Rev
NY
1.80
New York Transn Dev Corp Spl Fac Rev
NY
1.25
Top 10 Total (%) 27.18
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Index Geographical Weightings (%) as of 08/31/19

  • State

    % of Net Assets
  • California

    13.9
  • Illinois

    13.1
  • New Jersey

    7.8
  • New York

    7.4
  • Ohio

    5.8
  • Florida

    5.1
  • Texas

    5.0
  • Puerto Rico

    3.6
  • Pennsylvania

    3.5
  • Colorado

    2.7
  • Wisconsin

    2.7
  • Arizona

    2.0
  • Alabama

    2.0
  • Virginia

    1.9
  • Iowa

    1.8
  • Georgia

    1.4
  • Michigan

    1.3
  • Oklahoma

    1.2
  • Maryland

    1.1
  • Dist. of Columbia

    1.1

Index Sector Weightings (%) as of 08/31/19

  • Sector

    % of Net Assets
  • IDR/PCR

    27.1
  • Health Care Facilities

    20.5
  • Special Tax

    12.7
  • Local General

    8.1
  • Education

    7.2
  • Transportation

    6.9
  • Leasing

    6.9
  • Housing

    3.9
  • State General

    3.1
  • Water Utilities

    2.3
  • Power Utilities

    1.1
  • Resource Recovery

    0.1

Index Credit Quality (%) as of 08/31/19

Composite % of Net Assets
Investment Grade A 0.05
BBB 25.80
Non-Investment Grade BB 24.18
B 7.99
CCC 2.35
CC 1.89
C 0.74
D --
Total Investment Grade -- 25.85
Total Non-Investment Grade -- 37.15
Not Rated -- 37.01
Source: Barclays. Rating is a proprietary composite of various rating agencies.

Maturity (%) as of 08/31/19

 Average Maturity: 19.80 Years