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PRB
VanEck Vectors Pre-Refunded Municipal Index ETF

  • Fund Description

    The VanEck Vectors® Pre-Refunded Municipal Index ETF (PRB®) seeks to replicate as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the price and yield performance of the Bloomberg Barclays Municipal Pre-Refunded-Treasury-Escrowed Index (LMPETR), which is intended to track the overall performance of the U.S. dollar denominated pre-refunded or escrowed-to maturity tax-exempt bond market.

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    • Fund Ticker

      PRB
    • Exchange

      NYSE Arca
    • Commencement

      02/02/2009
    • ETF Structure

      Physical
    • Administrator

      Van Eck Associates
    • Custodian

      Bank of New York Mellon
    • Index Ticker

      LMPETR
    • Index Rebalancing

      Monthly
  •  
    as of 07/20/17

    • 30-Day SEC Yield1

      1.03%
    • Total Net Assets

      $14.8M
    • Number of Holdings

      66
    • Options

      Expected
    • Gross Expense Ratio2

      0.24%
    • Net Expense Ratio/TER2

      0.24%
    • Distribution Frequency

      Monthly
    • Next Distribution Date

      07/31/2017
  • View All IndicesView All ETFsPerformance History: Average Annual Total Returns* (%)

    1 MO3 MOYTD1 YR3 YR5 YR10 YRLIFE
    02/02/09
    PRB (NAV)-0.260.421.290.240.720.48--1.11
    PRB (Share Price)-0.550.591.760.040.640.29--1.04
    LMPETR (Index)-0.210.531.520.240.880.91--1.52
    Performance Differential (NAV - Index)-0.05-0.11-0.230.00-0.16-0.43---0.41
    After Tax Held-0.260.421.290.240.720.48--1.10
    After Tax Sold-0.100.370.970.560.750.61--1.12
    Quarter End as of 06/30/17
    1 MO3 MOYTD1 YR3 YR5 YR10 YRLIFE
    02/02/09
    PRB (NAV)-0.260.421.290.240.720.48--1.11
    PRB (Share Price)-0.550.591.760.040.640.29--1.04
    LMPETR (Index)-0.210.531.520.240.880.91--1.52
    Performance Differential (NAV - Index)-0.05-0.11-0.230.00-0.16-0.43---0.41
    After Tax Held-0.260.421.290.240.720.48--1.10
    After Tax Sold-0.100.370.970.560.750.61--1.12
  • Performance History:Cumulative Total Return (%) as of 12/31/16

    1 YR3 YR5 YR10 YRLIFE
    02/02/09
    PRB (NAV)0.201.821.97--8.30
    PRB (Share Price)-0.621.321.22--7.22
    LMPETR (Index)-0.082.123.84--11.78
    Performance Differential (NAV - Index)0.28-0.30-1.87---3.48
  • Distribution History

    Anticipated Frequency: Monthly Dividend Income & Annual Capital Gains
    Ex-Date Record
    Date
    Payable Date Dividend
    Income*
    Short-Term
    Capital Gains
    Long-Term
    Capital Gains
    Return of Capital Total Distributions
    07/03/2017 07/06/2017 07/10/2017 $0.0221 -- -- -- $0.0221
    06/01/2017 06/05/2017 06/07/2017 $0.0251 -- -- -- $0.0251
    05/01/2017 05/03/2017 05/05/2017 $0.0230 -- -- -- $0.0230
    04/03/2017 04/05/2017 04/07/2017 $0.0259 -- -- -- $0.0259
    03/01/2017 03/03/2017 03/07/2017 $0.0217 -- -- -- $0.0217
    02/01/2017 02/03/2017 02/07/2017 $0.0207 -- -- -- $0.0207
    12/28/2016 12/30/2016 01/04/2017 $0.0184 -- -- -- $0.0184
    12/01/2016 12/05/2016 12/07/2016 $0.0172 -- -- -- $0.0172
    11/01/2016 11/03/2016 11/07/2016 $0.0176 -- -- -- $0.0176
    10/03/2016 10/05/2016 10/07/2016 $0.0170 -- -- -- $0.0170
    09/01/2016 09/06/2016 09/08/2016 $0.0175 -- -- -- $0.0175
    08/01/2016 08/03/2016 08/05/2016 $0.0177 -- -- -- $0.0177
    07/01/2016 07/06/2016 07/08/2016 $0.0173 -- -- -- $0.0173
    06/01/2016 06/03/2016 06/07/2016 $0.0180 -- -- -- $0.0180
    05/02/2016 05/04/2016 05/06/2016 $0.0174 -- -- -- $0.0174
    04/01/2016 04/05/2016 04/07/2016 $0.0180 -- -- -- $0.0180
    03/01/2016 03/03/2016 03/07/2016 $0.0168 -- -- -- $0.0168
    02/01/2016 02/03/2016 02/05/2016 $0.0184 -- -- -- $0.0184
    12/29/2015 12/31/2015 01/05/2016 $0.0183 -- -- -- $0.0183
    12/01/2015 12/03/2015 12/07/2015 $0.0169 -- -- -- $0.0169
    11/02/2015 11/04/2015 11/06/2015 $0.0196 -- -- -- $0.0196
    10/01/2015 10/05/2015 10/07/2015 $0.0169 -- -- -- $0.0169
    09/01/2015 09/03/2015 09/08/2015 $0.0173 -- -- -- $0.0173
    08/03/2015 08/05/2015 08/07/2015 $0.0174 -- -- -- $0.0174
    07/01/2015 07/06/2015 07/08/2015 $0.0170 -- -- -- $0.0170
    06/01/2015 06/03/2015 06/05/2015 $0.0200 -- -- -- $0.0200
    05/01/2015 05/05/2015 05/07/2015 $0.0070 -- -- -- $0.0070
    04/01/2015 04/06/2015 04/08/2015 $0.0070 -- -- -- $0.0070
    03/02/2015 03/04/2015 03/06/2015 $0.0070 -- -- -- $0.0070
    02/02/2015 02/04/2015 02/06/2015 $0.0070 -- -- -- $0.0070
    12/29/2014 12/31/2014 01/05/2015 $0.0090 -- -- -- $0.0090
    12/01/2014 12/03/2014 12/05/2014 $0.0136 -- -- -- $0.0136
    11/03/2014 11/05/2014 11/07/2014 $0.0164 -- -- -- $0.0164
    10/01/2014 10/03/2014 10/07/2014 $0.0178 -- -- -- $0.0178
    09/02/2014 09/04/2014 09/08/2014 $0.0202 -- -- -- $0.0202
    08/01/2014 08/05/2014 08/07/2014 $0.0205 -- -- -- $0.0205
    07/01/2014 07/03/2014 07/08/2014 $0.0218 -- -- -- $0.0218
    06/02/2014 06/04/2014 06/06/2014 $0.0230 -- -- -- $0.0230
    05/01/2014 05/05/2014 05/07/2014 $0.0230 -- -- -- $0.0230
    04/01/2014 04/03/2014 04/07/2014 $0.0240 -- -- -- $0.0240
    03/03/2014 03/05/2014 03/07/2014 $0.0240 -- -- -- $0.0240
    02/03/2014 02/05/2014 02/07/2014 $0.0240 -- -- -- $0.0240
    12/27/2013 12/31/2013 01/03/2014 $0.0240 -- -- -- $0.0240
    12/02/2013 12/04/2013 12/06/2013 $0.0200 -- -- -- $0.0200
    11/01/2013 11/05/2013 11/07/2013 $0.0199 -- -- -- $0.0199
    10/01/2013 10/03/2013 10/07/2013 $0.0194 -- -- -- $0.0194
    09/03/2013 09/05/2013 09/09/2013 $0.0194 -- -- -- $0.0194
    08/01/2013 08/05/2013 08/07/2013 $0.0194 -- -- -- $0.0194
    07/01/2013 07/03/2013 07/08/2013 $0.0283 -- -- -- $0.0283
    06/03/2013 06/05/2013 06/07/2013 $0.0295 -- -- -- $0.0295
    05/01/2013 05/03/2013 05/07/2013 $0.0320 -- -- -- $0.0320
    04/01/2013 04/03/2013 04/05/2013 $0.0312 -- -- -- $0.0312
    03/01/2013 03/05/2013 03/07/2013 $0.0292 -- -- -- $0.0292
    02/01/2013 02/05/2013 02/07/2013 $0.0325 -- -- -- $0.0325
    12/27/2012 12/31/2012 01/03/2013 $0.0314 -- -- -- $0.0314
    12/03/2012 12/05/2012 12/07/2012 $0.0314 -- -- -- $0.0314
    11/01/2012 11/05/2012 11/07/2012 $0.0328 -- -- -- $0.0328
    10/01/2012 10/03/2012 10/05/2012 $0.0308 -- -- -- $0.0308
    09/04/2012 09/07/2012 09/10/2012 $0.0337 -- -- -- $0.0337
    08/01/2012 08/03/2012 08/07/2012 $0.0337 -- -- -- $0.0337
    07/02/2012 07/05/2012 07/09/2012 $0.0325 -- -- -- $0.0325
    06/01/2012 06/05/2012 06/07/2012 $0.0321 -- -- -- $0.0321
    05/01/2012 05/03/2012 05/07/2012 $0.0304 -- -- -- $0.0304
    04/02/2012 04/04/2012 04/09/2012 $0.0304 -- -- -- $0.0304
    03/01/2012 03/05/2012 03/07/2012 $0.0304 -- -- -- $0.0304
    02/01/2012 02/03/2012 02/07/2012 $0.0330 -- -- -- $0.0330
    12/28/2011 12/30/2011 01/04/2012 $0.0310 -- -- -- $0.0310
    12/01/2011 12/05/2011 12/07/2011 $0.0280 -- -- -- $0.0280
    11/01/2011 11/03/2011 11/07/2011 $0.0270 -- -- -- $0.0270
    10/03/2011 10/05/2011 10/07/2011 $0.0270 -- -- -- $0.0270
    09/01/2011 09/06/2011 09/08/2011 $0.0255 -- -- -- $0.0255
    08/01/2011 08/03/2011 08/05/2011 $0.0270 -- -- -- $0.0270
    07/01/2011 07/06/2011 07/08/2011 $0.0270 -- -- -- $0.0270
    06/01/2011 06/03/2011 06/07/2011 $0.0270 -- -- -- $0.0270
    05/02/2011 05/04/2011 05/06/2011 $0.0270 -- -- -- $0.0270
    04/01/2011 04/05/2011 04/07/2011 $0.0279 -- -- -- $0.0279
    03/01/2011 03/03/2011 03/07/2011 $0.0267 -- -- -- $0.0267
    02/01/2011 02/03/2011 02/07/2011 $0.0374 -- -- -- $0.0374
    12/29/2010 12/31/2010 01/05/2011 $0.0270 $0.0020 $0.0530 -- $0.0820
    12/01/2010 12/03/2010 12/07/2010 $0.0270 -- -- -- $0.0270
    11/01/2010 11/03/2010 11/05/2010 $0.0280 -- -- -- $0.0280
    10/01/2010 10/05/2010 10/07/2010 $0.0290 -- -- -- $0.0290
    09/01/2010 09/03/2010 09/08/2010 $0.0280 -- -- -- $0.0280
    08/02/2010 08/04/2010 08/06/2010 $0.0280 -- -- -- $0.0280
    07/01/2010 07/06/2010 07/08/2010 $0.0280 -- -- -- $0.0280
    06/01/2010 06/03/2010 06/07/2010 $0.0290 -- -- -- $0.0290
    05/03/2010 05/05/2010 05/07/2010 $0.0300 -- -- -- $0.0300
    04/01/2010 04/06/2010 04/08/2010 $0.0310 -- -- -- $0.0310
    03/01/2010 03/03/2010 03/05/2010 $0.0280 -- -- -- $0.0280
    02/01/2010 02/03/2010 02/05/2010 $0.0310 -- -- -- $0.0310
    12/29/2009 12/31/2009 01/05/2010 $0.0310 -- -- -- $0.0310
    12/01/2009 12/03/2009 12/07/2009 $0.0280 -- -- -- $0.0280
    11/02/2009 11/04/2009 11/06/2009 $0.0290 -- -- -- $0.0290
    10/01/2009 10/05/2009 10/07/2009 $0.0290 -- -- -- $0.0290
    09/01/2009 09/03/2009 09/08/2009 $0.0260 -- -- -- $0.0260
    08/03/2009 08/05/2009 08/07/2009 $0.0290 -- -- -- $0.0290
    07/01/2009 07/06/2009 07/08/2009 $0.0260 -- -- -- $0.0260
    06/01/2009 06/03/2009 06/05/2009 $0.0240 -- -- -- $0.0240
    05/01/2009 05/05/2009 05/07/2009 $0.0240 -- -- -- $0.0240
    04/01/2009 04/03/2009 04/07/2009 $0.0200 -- -- -- $0.0200
    03/02/2009 03/04/2009 03/06/2009 $0.0240 -- -- -- $0.0240
    *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.Click here to access more detailed yearend tax information.
  • Calendar Year Returns (%) as of 12/31/2016

  • NAV History
    as of 06/30/17

  • Best & Worst
    Quarter Returns (%)
    as of 06/30/17

    • Best quarter

      3Q'09+1.96%
    • Worst quarter

      2Q'13-2.14%
    Best & Worst Quarter Returns are based on NAV, reflect the period since the Fund's inception, and are updated quarterly.
  • 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. The Distribution Yield is the annual yield an investor would receive if the most recent Fund distribution stayed the same going forward. The yield represents a single distribution from the Fund and does not represent the total return of the Fund.  The yield is calculated by annualizing the most recent distribution and dividing by the Fund NAV from the as-of date. The 12-Month Yield is the yield an investor would have received if they had held the fund over the last 12 months assuming the most recent NAV. The 12-month yield is calculated by summing any income distributions over the past 12 months and dividing by the sum of the most recent NAV and any capital gain distributions made over the past 12 months. Yield information reflects temporary waivers of expenses and/or fees. Yields would have been reduced had these fees/expenses been included.

    1aTaxable equivalent yields (TEY) are used by investors to compare yields on taxable and tax-exempt securities after accounting for federal income taxes. TEY represents the yield a taxable bond investment would have to earn in order to match, after deducting federal income taxes, the yield available on a tax-exempt municipal bond investment. TEY = Tax-Free Municipal Bond Yield/(1 -Tax Rate).

    2PRB Fees & Expenses : The investment management agreement between VanEck Vectors ETF Trust (the "Trust") and Van Eck Associates Corporation (the "Adviser") provides that the Adviser will pay all expenses of the Fund, except for the fee payment under the investment management agreement, interest expense, offering costs, trading expenses, taxes and extraordinary expenses. 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. 

    4These figures represent averages. Yield to Worst measures the lowest of either yield-to-maturity or yield-to-call date on every possible call date. Yield to Maturity is the annualized return on a bond held to maturity. Effective Duration measures a bond's sensitivity to interest rate changes that reflects the change in a bond's price given a change in yield. This duration measure is appropriate for bonds with embedded options.Modified Duration measures a bond's sensitivity to interest rate changes that reflects the change in a bond's price given a change in yield.Duration to Worst measures the duration of a bond computed using the bond's nearest call date or maturity, whichever comes first. This measure ignores future cash flow fluctuations due to embedded optionality. Spread Duration measures a bond's price sensitivity to a 100 basis point change to its option-adjusted spread. As the rate of the Treasury security in the option-adjusted spread increases, the rate of the option-adjusted spread also increases.Years to Maturity is the period of time for which a financial instrument remains outstanding. Maturity refers to a finite time period at the end of which the financial instrument will cease to exist and the principal is repaid. The years to maturity for pre-refunded bonds is calculated using the first call date unless they are escrowed to final maturity. This provides investors with a more realistic expectation of the average years to maturity of the portfolio and index because the majority of pre-refunded bonds are only escrowed to manage cash flows to their first call. Coupon is measured by weighting the coupon of each bond by its relative size in the portfolio. Coupons are fixed percentages paid on a fixed-income security on an annual basis. Averages are market weighted. The Coupon and Yield to Worst do not represent the performance of the Fund. These statistics do not take into account fees and expenses associated with investments of the Fund.

    5IIV 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.

    An investment in the Fund may be subject to risks which include, among others, risks related to litigation, legislation, political change, conditions in underlying sectors or in local business communities and economies, bankruptcy or other changes in the issuer's financial condition and/or the discontinuance of taxes supporting the project or assets of the inability to collect revenues for the project or from the assets, and credit, interest rate, and call risk, all of which may adversely affect the Fund. Interest and principal payments for prerefunded bonds are funded from securities in an escrow account. The escrowed securities do not guarantee the price of these bonds. Municipal bonds may be less liquid than taxable bonds. There is no guarantee that the Fund's income will be exempt from federal, state or local income taxes, and changes in those tax rates or in alternative minimum tax rates or in the tax treatment of municipal bonds may make them less attractive as investments and cause them to lose value. Capital gains, if any, are subject to capital gains tax. 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.

    The VanEck Vectors ETFs are not sponsored by, endorsed, sold or promoted by Bloomberg or Barclays and neither Bloomberg nor Barclays makes any representation regarding the advisability of investing in them. The only relationship to the Adviser with respect to the VanEck Vectors ETFs is the licensing of certain trademarks and trade names of Bloomberg and Barclays and the BLOOMBERG BARCLAYS INDICES that are determined, composed and calculated by Bloomberg without regard to the Adviser or any investor in the VanEck Vectors ETFs.

    After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Actual after tax returns depend on the investor's tax situation and may differ from those shown. The after-tax returns shown are not relevant to investors who hold their fund shares throughtax-deferred arrangements such as 401(k) plans or individual retirement.

    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.

    The performance data quoted represents past performance. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. Investment return and value of the shares of the Fund will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when sold, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Performance may be lower or higher than performance data quoted. Fund returns reflect dividends and capital gains distributions. Performance current to the most recent month end is available by calling 800.826.2333 or on this web page.

    Investing involves substantial risk and high volatility, including possible loss of principal. Bonds and bond funds will decrease in value as interest rates rise. 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.

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