• Celebrating 50 years of gold investing

    Many firms talk about raising the bar, but when it comes to gold-related investments, VanEck literally created the bar. For 50 years and counting, we have continued to maintain and demonstrate our leadership in gold investing.

    Arising from the foresight and conviction of founder John van Eck, VanEck launched the nation’s first gold equity fund (INIVX) in 1968 and also issued the first gold miners ETF (GDX) in 2006.


    • GDX
      VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF 
      Comprehensive portfolio of global gold miners
    • GDXJ
      VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF
      Early stage and exploratory global gold miners
    • OUNZ
      VanEck Merk® Gold Trust
      Physical gold with option for delivery

    Mutual fund

    • INIVX
      VanEck International Investors Gold Fund
      Actively investing across gold mining firms, the Fund and Portfolio Manager Joe Foster have won multiple domestic and international awards.
    2018 Thomson Reuters Lipper Fund Award
  • Still Shining Bright

    CEO Jan van Eck discusses VanEck’s history in gold investing and the strategy’s contribution to the firm’s growth and guiding investment philosophy.

  • VanEck’s golden history

    VanEck’s history in gold-related investments exemplifies the firm’s ability to uncover opportunities beyond conventional asset classes. 

    A timeline of key moments in VanEck's history in gold-related investments.