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Daily Price as of 01/22/19

NAV DAILY CHANGE
$14.85 $-0.20 / -1.3%

Class A Details: GBFAX

INCEPTION DATE GROSS/NET EXPENSES1
12/20/93 1.47%/1.47%

Performance History: Average Annual Total Returns* (%)

1 MO 3 MO YTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR LIFE
(12/20/93)
VanEck Emerging Markets Fund: Class A
At Net Asset Value -3.52 -7.80 -23.30 -23.30 4.57 -0.23 11.53 --
At Maximum 5.75% Sales Charge -9.04 -13.12 -27.69 -27.69 2.51 -1.40 10.86 --
MSCI EM IMI2 -2.54 -7.44 -15.05 -15.05 8.51 1.56 8.24 --
MSCI EM Index2 -2.66 -7.47 -14.58 -14.58 9.25 1.65 8.02 --
1 MO 3 MO YTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR LIFE
(12/20/93)
VanEck Emerging Markets Fund: Class A
At Net Asset Value -3.52 -7.80 -23.30 -23.30 4.57 -0.23 11.53 --
At Maximum 5.75% Sales Charge -9.04 -13.12 -27.69 -27.69 2.51 -1.40 10.86 --
MSCI EM IMI2 -2.54 -7.44 -15.05 -15.05 8.51 1.56 8.24 --
MSCI EM Index2 -2.66 -7.47 -14.58 -14.58 9.25 1.65 8.02 --

Growth of Hypothetical $10,000 Investment as of 12/31/2018

The graph above illustrates a hypothetical $10,000 investment in Class A shares of the VanEck Emerging Markets Fund invested at NAV versus its benchmark and other Indices. Returns reflect capital appreciation and the reinvestment of dividends and capital gains, if any, as well as all fees and expenses, but do not reflect any sales load. All indices are unmanaged and include the reinvestment of all dividends, but do not reflect the payment of transaction costs, advisory fees or expenses that are associated with an investment in the Fund. An index’s performance is not illustrative of the Fund's performance. Indices are not securities in which investments can be made. Results reflect past performance and do not guarantee future results.

Calendar Year Returns (%)(In USD)

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
VanEck Emerging Markets Fund: Class A
At Net Asset Value (NAV)
-0.70 -12.91 -0.43 49.70 -23.30
MSCI EM IMI2 -1.84 -12.60 6.33 37.87 -15.05
MSCI EM Index2 -2.20 -13.52 7.14 38.63 -14.58

The table presents past performance which is no guarantee of future results and which may be lower or higher than current performance. Returns reflect temporary contractual fee waivers and/or expense reimbursements. Had the Fund incurred all expenses and fees, investment returns would have been reduced. Investment returns and Fund share values will fluctuate so that investors' shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Fund returns assume that dividends and capital gains distributions have been reinvested in the Fund at NAV.

Distribution History (Class A)

RECORD DATE DECLARATION DATE
EX-DATE
REINVEST DATE
PAYABLE DATE
DIVIDEND
INCOME*
SHORT-TERM
CAPITAL GAINS
LONG-TERM
CAPITAL GAINS
RETURN
OF
CAPITAL
TOTAL DISTRIBUTIONS
12/20/18 12/21/18 $0.0040 -- -- -- $0.0040
12/20/17 12/21/17 $0.0180 -- -- -- $0.0180
12/21/16 12/22/16 $0.0160 -- -- -- $0.0160
12/21/15 12/22/15 $0.0010 -- -- -- $0.0010
12/22/14 12/23/14 -- -- -- -- --
12/20/13 12/23/13 $0.0630 -- -- -- $0.0630

All registered investment companies are obliged to distribute portfolio gains to shareholders at yearend regardless of performance. Trading VanEck Funds 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 Funds 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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NAV History Class A
as of 12/31/18

TIME PERIOD
12-Month High (01/26/18) 19.96
12-Month Low (10/29/18) 13.39

MONTH END
December 2018 14.14
November 2018 14.66
October 2018 13.84
September 2018 15.34
August 2018 15.88
July 2018 16.93
June 2018 16.94
May 2018 17.82
April 2018 18.10
March 2018 18.71
February 2018 18.93
January 2018 19.73

Important Disclosure

Unless otherwise stated, portfolio facts and statistics are shown for Class A shares; other classes may have different characteristics.

NAV: Unless you are eligible for a waiver, the public offering price you pay when you buy Class A shares of the Fund is the Net Asset Value (NAV) of the shares plus an initial sales charge. The initial sales charge varies depending upon the size of your purchase.  No sales charge is imposed where Class A or Class C shares are issued to you pursuant to the automatic investment of income dividends or capital gains distributions. It is the responsibility of the financial intermediary to ensure that the investor obtains the proper “breakpoint” discount. Class C, Class I and Class Y do not have an initial sales charge; however, Class C does charge a contingent deferred redemption charge.  See the prospectus and summary prospectus for more information.

1Van Eck Associates Corporation (the “Adviser”) has agreed to waive fees and/or pay Fund expenses to the extent necessary to prevent the operating expenses of the Fund (excluding acquired fund fees and expenses, interest expense, trading expenses, dividends and interest payments on securities sold short, taxes and extraordinary expenses) from exceeding 1.60% for Class A, 2.50% for Class C, 1.00% for Class I, and 1.10% for Class Y of the Fund’s average daily net assets per year until May 1, 2019. During such time, the expense limitation is expected to continue until the Board of Trustees acts to discontinue all or a portion of such expense limitation.

2 The MSCI Emerging Markets Investment Market Index (MSCI EM IMI) is a free float-adjusted market capitalization index that is designed to capture large-, mid- and small-cap representation across 24 emerging markets countries. Emerging Markets countries include: Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Qatar, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and United Arab Emirates. The Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) Emerging Markets Index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization index that is designed to measure equity market performance of emerging markets. The MSCI Emerging Markets Index consists of the following 24 emerging market country indices: Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Russia, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and United Arab Emirates.

The views and opinions expressed are those of VanEck. Fund manager commentaries are general in nature and should not be construed as investment advice. Opinions are subject to change with market conditions. Any discussion of specific securities mentioned in the commentaries is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation to buy these securities. Fund holdings will vary.

You can lose money by investing in the Fund. Any investment in the Fund should be part of an overall investment program, not a complete program. The Fund is subject to the risks associated with its investments in Chinese issuers, direct investments, emerging market securities which tends to be more volatile and less liquid than securities traded in developed countries, foreign currency transactions, foreign securities, other investment companies, Stock Connect, management, market, operational, sectors and small- and medium-capitalization companies risks. The Fund’s investments in foreign securities involve risks related to adverse political and economic developments unique to a country or a region, currency fluctuations or controls, and the possibility of arbitrary action by foreign governments, or political, economic or social instability.

Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal. An investor should consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the investment company carefully before investing. The prospectus and summary prospectus contain this and other information.  Please read them carefully before investing.