• Daily Price   as of 11/15/18

    $9.12 $0.06 / +0.7%
  • Class I Details: INIIX

    10/02/06 1.04%/1.00%
  • Fund Summary and Key Points

    The VanEck International Investors Gold Fund (the "Fund") seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing in common stocks of gold-mining companies. Income is a secondary consideration.

    • An actively managed portfolio, with a 50 year track record, that invests in gold-mining equities; geologist Joe Foster has been part of the investment team since 1996
    • Offers exposure to gold — a distinct asset class typically fueled by robust investment and jewelry demand, as well as ongoing supply constraints
    • May provide a hedge against financial assets in volatile markets or inflationary periods
    • Managed by a specialized investment team that conducts continuous on- and under-the-ground research to access mining efficiencies and opportunities

    Gold Funds and Gold ETFs: VanEck has been offering investors gold investment for more than five decades.

    • Fund Details 
      as of 10/31/18

      • Net Assets (All Classes)
      • Number of Holdings
      • Avg. Wtd. Market Cap
      • Turnover Rate (2017)
      • P/B (LTM)*
      • Benchmark Index2
        NYSE Arca Gold Miners (GDMNTR) Index

      *Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio is the ratio of a stock's price to its book value.

    • Gold/Precious Metals Investment Team

      Gold Team

      Joseph Foster, Portfolio Manager and Strategist, with Senior Analysts Charl Malan and Imaru Casanova.

    • Investment Style Box


      This investment style box is based on the Fund's overall targeted capitalization range and relative valuation as determined by VanEck.

    • Performance History: Average Annual Total Returns* (%)

      1 MO3 MOYTD1 YR3 YR5 YR10 YRLIFE
      VanEck International Investors Gold Fund: Class I
      At Net Asset Value-1.38-15.17-22.99-17.227.61-3.853.350.58
      NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index21.94-11.06-18.44-14.949.25-4.500.08-4.07
      1 MO3 MOYTD1 YR3 YR5 YR10 YRLIFE
      VanEck International Investors Gold Fund: Class I
      At Net Asset Value-2.18-17.31-21.91-20.3910.71-3.91-0.190.70
      NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index2-0.25-16.59-19.99-18.2811.80-4.82-4.80-4.25
    • Top 10 Holdings (%) 

      Holdings Sector % of Net Assets
      Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. Gold 8.4
      B2Gold Corp. Gold 7.4
      Newmont Mining Corporation Gold 6.2
      Evolution Mining Limited Gold 5.8
      Barrick Gold Corporation Gold 4.4
      Agnico Eagle Mines Limited Gold 4.3
      Northern Star Resources Ltd Gold 4.0
      Wheaton Precious Metals Corp Silver 3.9
      Randgold Resources Limited Gold 2.9
      Gold Road Resources Ltd Gold 2.8
      Top 10 Total 50.1
      Holdings Sector % of Net Assets
      Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. Gold 8.1
      B2Gold Corp. Gold 6.8
      Newmont Mining Corporation Gold 6.1
      Evolution Mining Limited Gold 5.2
      Agnico Eagle Mines Limited Gold 4.1
      Northern Star Resources Ltd Gold 3.7
      Barrick Gold Corporation Gold 3.5
      Royal Gold, Inc. Gold 3.3
      Continental Gold Inc Gold 3.3
      Corvus Gold Inc. Gold 2.9
      Top 10 Total 47.0

      These are not recommendations to buy or sell any security. Holdings may vary.

    • Sector Weightings (%)
      as of 10/31/18

      Sector % of Net Assets
      Gold 85.4
      Precious Metals & Minerals 5.2
      Silver 4.3
      Diversified Metals & Mining 2.3
      Other 1.8
      Cash 1.0
    • Country Weightings (%) as of 10/31/18

      Country % of Net Assets
      United States
      United Kingdom
      South Africa
    • Important Disclosure 

      Portfolio facts and statistics are shown for Class A shares only unless otherwise noted; 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.

      1 Van 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 1.45% for Class A, 2.20% 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.

      2The NYSE Arca Gold Miners (GDMNTR) Index (the "Index") is a Net Total Return modified market capitalization weighted index comprised of publicly traded companies primarily involved in the mining of gold and silver in locations around the world. The U.S. Dollar Index (DXY) indicates the general international value of the U.S. dollar. The DXY does this by averaging the exchange rates between the U.S. dollar and six major world currencies. 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.

      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 concentrating its assets in the gold industry, which can be significantly affected by international economic, monetary and political developments. The Fund’s overall portfolio may decline in value due to developments specific to the gold industry. 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. The Fund is subject to risks associated with investments in Canadian issuers, commodities and commodity-linked derivatives, commodities and commodity-linked derivatives tax, gold-mining industry, derivatives, emerging market securities, foreign currency transactions, foreign securities, other investment companies, management, market, non-diversification, operational, regulatory, small- and medium-capitalization companies and subsidiary risks.

      Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal. Please call 800.826.2333 or visit vaneck.com for a free prospectus and summary prospectus. 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 the prospectus and summary prospectus carefully before investing.