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SMB
VanEck Vectors AMT-Free Short Municipal Index ETF

  • Fund Description

    The VanEck Vectors® AMT-Free Short Municipal Index ETF (SMB®) seeks to replicate as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the price and yield performance of the Bloomberg Barclays AMT-Free Short Continuous Municipal Index (LMT1TR), which is intended to track the overall performance of the U.S. dollar denominated short-term tax-exempt bond market.

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    • Fund Ticker

      SMB
    • Exchange

      NYSE Arca
    • Commencement

      02/22/2008
    • ETF Structure

      Physical
    • Administrator

      Van Eck Associates
    • Custodian

      Bank of New York Mellon
    • Index Ticker

      LMT1TR
    • Index Rebalancing

      Monthly
  •  
    as of 10/17/17

    • 30-Day SEC Yield1

      1.15%
    • Total Net Assets

      $247.1M
    • Number of Holdings

      676
    • Options

      Expected
    • Gross Expense Ratio2

      0.20%
    • Net Expense Ratio/TER2

      0.20%
    • Distribution Frequency

      Monthly
    • Next Distribution Date

      10/31/2017
  • View All IndicesView All ETFsPerformance History: Average Annual Total Returns* (%)

    1 MO3 MOYTD1 YR3 YR5 YR10 YRLIFE
    02/22/08
    SMB (NAV)-0.410.592.650.821.010.93--2.36
    SMB (Share Price)-0.520.652.530.420.910.83--2.34
    LMT1TR (Index)-0.540.553.031.031.481.49--2.92
    Performance Differential (NAV - Index)0.130.04-0.38-0.21-0.47-0.56---0.56
    After Tax Held-0.410.592.650.821.010.92--2.35
    After Tax Sold-0.190.471.890.961.040.99--2.22
    Quarter End as of 09/30/17
    1 MO3 MOYTD1 YR3 YR5 YR10 YRLIFE
    02/22/08
    SMB (NAV)-0.410.592.650.821.010.93--2.36
    SMB (Share Price)-0.520.652.530.420.910.83--2.34
    LMT1TR (Index)-0.540.553.031.031.481.49--2.92
    Performance Differential (NAV - Index)0.130.04-0.38-0.21-0.47-0.56---0.56
    After Tax Held-0.410.592.650.821.010.92--2.35
    After Tax Sold-0.190.471.890.961.040.99--2.22
  • Performance History:Cumulative Total Return (%) as of 12/31/16

    1 YR3 YR5 YR10 YRLIFE
    02/22/08
    SMB (NAV)-0.452.044.49--21.91
    SMB (Share Price)-0.511.583.96--21.76
    LMT1TR (Index)-0.283.537.10--28.00
    Performance Differential (NAV - Index)-0.17-1.49-2.61---6.09
  • 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
    10/02/2017 10/04/2017 10/06/2017 $0.0175 -- -- -- $0.0175
    09/01/2017 09/06/2017 09/08/2017 $0.0179 -- -- -- $0.0179
    08/01/2017 08/03/2017 08/07/2017 $0.0178 -- -- -- $0.0178
    07/03/2017 07/06/2017 07/10/2017 $0.0175 -- -- -- $0.0175
    06/01/2017 06/05/2017 06/07/2017 $0.0188 -- -- -- $0.0188
    05/01/2017 05/03/2017 05/05/2017 $0.0171 -- -- -- $0.0171
    04/03/2017 04/05/2017 04/07/2017 $0.0177 -- -- -- $0.0177
    03/01/2017 03/03/2017 03/07/2017 $0.0153 -- -- -- $0.0153
    02/01/2017 02/03/2017 02/07/2017 $0.0170 -- -- -- $0.0170
    12/28/2016 12/30/2016 01/04/2017 $0.0166 -- -- -- $0.0166
    12/01/2016 12/05/2016 12/07/2016 $0.0154 -- -- -- $0.0154
    11/01/2016 11/03/2016 11/07/2016 $0.0155 -- -- -- $0.0155
    10/03/2016 10/05/2016 10/07/2016 $0.0155 -- -- -- $0.0155
    09/01/2016 09/06/2016 09/08/2016 $0.0160 -- -- -- $0.0160
    08/01/2016 08/03/2016 08/05/2016 $0.0160 -- -- -- $0.0160
    07/01/2016 07/06/2016 07/08/2016 $0.0160 -- -- -- $0.0160
    06/01/2016 06/03/2016 06/07/2016 $0.0168 -- -- -- $0.0168
    05/02/2016 05/04/2016 05/06/2016 $0.0163 -- -- -- $0.0163
    04/01/2016 04/05/2016 04/07/2016 $0.0168 -- -- -- $0.0168
    03/01/2016 03/03/2016 03/07/2016 $0.0158 -- -- -- $0.0158
    02/01/2016 02/03/2016 02/05/2016 $0.0170 -- -- -- $0.0170
    12/29/2015 12/31/2015 01/05/2016 $0.0170 -- -- -- $0.0170
    12/01/2015 12/03/2015 12/07/2015 $0.0164 -- -- -- $0.0164
    11/02/2015 11/04/2015 11/06/2015 $0.0175 -- -- -- $0.0175
    10/01/2015 10/05/2015 10/07/2015 $0.0168 -- -- -- $0.0168
    09/01/2015 09/03/2015 09/08/2015 $0.0167 -- -- -- $0.0167
    08/03/2015 08/05/2015 08/07/2015 $0.0165 -- -- -- $0.0165
    07/01/2015 07/06/2015 07/08/2015 $0.0162 -- -- -- $0.0162
    06/01/2015 06/03/2015 06/05/2015 $0.0166 -- -- -- $0.0166
    05/01/2015 05/05/2015 05/07/2015 $0.0160 -- -- -- $0.0160
    04/01/2015 04/06/2015 04/08/2015 $0.0166 -- -- -- $0.0166
    03/02/2015 03/04/2015 03/06/2015 $0.0150 -- -- -- $0.0150
    02/02/2015 02/04/2015 02/06/2015 $0.0169 -- -- -- $0.0169
    12/29/2014 12/31/2014 01/05/2015 $0.0169 -- -- -- $0.0169
    12/01/2014 12/03/2014 12/05/2014 $0.0160 -- -- -- $0.0160
    11/03/2014 11/05/2014 11/07/2014 $0.0171 -- -- -- $0.0171
    10/01/2014 10/03/2014 10/07/2014 $0.0162 -- -- -- $0.0162
    09/02/2014 09/04/2014 09/08/2014 $0.0174 -- -- -- $0.0174
    08/01/2014 08/05/2014 08/07/2014 $0.0175 -- -- -- $0.0175
    07/01/2014 07/03/2014 07/08/2014 $0.0169 -- -- -- $0.0169
    06/02/2014 06/04/2014 06/06/2014 $0.0178 -- -- -- $0.0178
    05/01/2014 05/05/2014 05/07/2014 $0.0180 -- -- -- $0.0180
    04/01/2014 04/03/2014 04/07/2014 $0.0184 -- -- -- $0.0184
    03/03/2014 03/05/2014 03/07/2014 $0.0202 -- -- -- $0.0202
    02/03/2014 02/05/2014 02/07/2014 $0.0205 -- -- -- $0.0205
    12/27/2013 12/31/2013 01/03/2014 $0.0209 -- -- -- $0.0209
    12/02/2013 12/04/2013 12/06/2013 $0.0203 -- -- -- $0.0203
    11/01/2013 11/05/2013 11/07/2013 $0.0232 -- -- -- $0.0232
    10/01/2013 10/03/2013 10/07/2013 $0.0198 -- -- -- $0.0198
    09/03/2013 09/05/2013 09/09/2013 $0.0204 -- -- -- $0.0204
    08/01/2013 08/05/2013 08/07/2013 $0.0194 -- -- -- $0.0194
    07/01/2013 07/03/2013 07/08/2013 $0.0195 -- -- -- $0.0195
    06/03/2013 06/05/2013 06/07/2013 $0.0200 -- -- -- $0.0200
    05/01/2013 05/03/2013 05/07/2013 $0.0200 -- -- -- $0.0200
    04/01/2013 04/03/2013 04/05/2013 $0.0204 -- -- -- $0.0204
    03/01/2013 03/05/2013 03/07/2013 $0.0186 -- -- -- $0.0186
    02/01/2013 02/05/2013 02/07/2013 $0.0202 -- -- -- $0.0202
    12/27/2012 12/31/2012 01/03/2013 $0.0213 -- $0.0110 -- $0.0323
    12/03/2012 12/05/2012 12/07/2012 $0.0205 -- -- -- $0.0205
    11/01/2012 11/05/2012 11/07/2012 $0.0210 -- -- -- $0.0210
    10/01/2012 10/03/2012 10/05/2012 $0.0213 -- -- -- $0.0213
    09/04/2012 09/07/2012 09/10/2012 $0.0226 -- -- -- $0.0226
    08/01/2012 08/03/2012 08/07/2012 $0.0234 -- -- -- $0.0234
    07/02/2012 07/05/2012 07/09/2012 $0.0233 -- -- -- $0.0233
    06/01/2012 06/05/2012 06/07/2012 $0.0245 -- -- -- $0.0245
    05/01/2012 05/03/2012 05/07/2012 $0.0243 -- -- -- $0.0243
    04/02/2012 04/04/2012 04/09/2012 $0.0258 -- -- -- $0.0258
    03/01/2012 03/05/2012 03/07/2012 $0.0248 -- -- -- $0.0248
    02/01/2012 02/03/2012 02/07/2012 $0.0265 -- -- -- $0.0265
    12/28/2011 12/30/2011 01/04/2012 $0.0279 -- $0.0002 -- $0.0281
    12/01/2011 12/05/2011 12/07/2011 $0.0270 -- -- -- $0.0270
    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 $0.0282 -- -- -- $0.0282
    08/01/2011 08/03/2011 08/05/2011 $0.0290 -- -- -- $0.0290
    07/01/2011 07/06/2011 07/08/2011 $0.0268 -- -- -- $0.0268
    06/01/2011 06/03/2011 06/07/2011 $0.0290 -- -- -- $0.0290
    05/02/2011 05/04/2011 05/06/2011 $0.0275 -- -- -- $0.0275
    04/01/2011 04/05/2011 04/07/2011 $0.0330 -- -- -- $0.0330
    03/01/2011 03/03/2011 03/07/2011 $0.0281 -- -- -- $0.0281
    02/01/2011 02/03/2011 02/07/2011 $0.0310 -- -- -- $0.0310
    12/29/2010 12/31/2010 01/05/2011 $0.0300 $0.0210 $0.0370 -- $0.0880
    12/01/2010 12/03/2010 12/07/2010 $0.0280 -- -- -- $0.0280
    11/01/2010 11/03/2010 11/05/2010 $0.0290 -- -- -- $0.0290
    10/01/2010 10/05/2010 10/07/2010 $0.0290 -- -- -- $0.0290
    09/01/2010 09/03/2010 09/08/2010 $0.0300 -- -- -- $0.0300
    08/02/2010 08/04/2010 08/06/2010 $0.0300 -- -- -- $0.0300
    07/01/2010 07/06/2010 07/08/2010 $0.0290 -- -- -- $0.0290
    06/01/2010 06/03/2010 06/07/2010 $0.0300 -- -- -- $0.0300
    05/03/2010 05/05/2010 05/07/2010 $0.0300 -- -- -- $0.0300
    04/01/2010 04/06/2010 04/08/2010 $0.0300 -- -- -- $0.0300
    03/01/2010 03/03/2010 03/05/2010 $0.0280 -- -- -- $0.0280
    02/01/2010 02/03/2010 02/05/2010 $0.0300 -- -- -- $0.0300
    12/29/2009 12/31/2009 01/05/2010 $0.0325 -- -- -- $0.0325
    12/01/2009 12/03/2009 12/07/2009 $0.0310 -- -- -- $0.0310
    11/02/2009 11/04/2009 11/06/2009 $0.0320 -- -- -- $0.0320
    10/01/2009 10/05/2009 10/07/2009 $0.0300 -- -- -- $0.0300
    09/01/2009 09/03/2009 09/08/2009 $0.0315 -- -- -- $0.0315
    08/03/2009 08/05/2009 08/07/2009 $0.0360 -- -- -- $0.0360
    07/01/2009 07/06/2009 07/08/2009 $0.0340 -- -- -- $0.0340
    06/01/2009 06/03/2009 06/05/2009 $0.0350 -- -- -- $0.0350
    05/01/2009 05/05/2009 05/07/2009 $0.0370 -- -- -- $0.0370
    04/01/2009 04/03/2009 04/07/2009 $0.0400 -- -- -- $0.0400
    03/02/2009 03/04/2009 03/06/2009 $0.0360 -- -- -- $0.0360
    02/02/2009 02/04/2009 02/06/2009 $0.0380 -- -- -- $0.0380
    12/26/2008 12/30/2008 01/06/2009 $0.0370 -- -- -- $0.0370
    12/01/2008 12/03/2008 12/05/2008 $0.0450 -- -- -- $0.0450
    11/03/2008 11/05/2008 11/07/2008 $0.0340 -- -- -- $0.0340
    10/01/2008 10/03/2008 10/07/2008 $0.0367 -- -- -- $0.0367
    09/02/2008 09/04/2008 09/09/2008 $0.0393 -- -- -- $0.0393
    08/01/2008 08/05/2008 08/07/2008 $0.0377 -- -- -- $0.0377
    07/01/2008 07/03/2008 07/08/2008 $0.0367 -- -- -- $0.0367
    06/02/2008 06/04/2008 06/06/2008 $0.0400 -- -- -- $0.0400
    05/01/2008 05/05/2008 05/07/2008 $0.0100 -- -- -- $0.0100
    04/01/2008 04/03/2008 04/08/2008 $0.0687 -- -- -- $0.0687
    *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 09/30/17

  • Best & Worst
    Quarter Returns (%)
    as of 09/30/17

    • Best quarter

      3Q'09+3.16%
    • Worst quarter

      4Q'10-1.85%
    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).

    2SMB Fees & Expenses: Van Eck Associates Corporation (the “Adviser”) will pay all expenses of the Fund, except for the fee payment under the investment management agreement, acquired fund fees and expenses, interest expense, offering costs, trading expenses, taxes and extraordinary expenses.

    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.  

    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.

    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. 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. 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.

    The S&P 500 Index (“Index”) is a product of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and/or its affiliates and has been licensed for use by Van Eck Associates Corporation. Copyright © 2017 S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, a division of S&P Global, Inc., and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Redistribution or reproduction in whole or in part are prohibited without written permission of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC. For more information on any of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC’s indices please visit www.spdji.com. S&P® is a registered trademark of S&P Global and Dow Jones® is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC. Neither S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC, their affiliates nor their third party licensors make any representation or warranty, express or implied, as to the ability of any index to accurately represent the asset class or market sector that it purports to represent and neither S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC, their affiliates nor their third party licensors shall have any liability for any errors, omissions, or interruptions of any index or the data included therein.

    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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