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GHAAX
Global Hard Assets Fund - Class A

Daily Price as of 04/16/21

NAV DAILY CHANGE
$38.69 $0.21 / +0.6%

Class A Details: GHAAX

INCEPTION DATE GROSS/NET EXPENSES1
1.60%/1.38%

Fund Summary and Key Points

The Global Hard Assets Fund (the "Fund") seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing primarily in hard asset securities. Income is a secondary consideration.

  • Actively managed commodity-equities portfolio investing in companies involved in the exploration, production and distribution of hard assets
  • Offers exposure to energy, precious and base metals, agriculture, alternative energy and other hard assets
  • Expertly managed by an extensive investment team that is among the industry’s largest, and includes trained geologists and engineers as well as senior analysts with deep sector experience
  • Investment approach focuses on company research and skillful stock selection, as well as disciplined risk management

Making the Investment Case for Hard Assets

Fund Details
as of 03/31/21

  • Net Assets (All Classes)
    $666.1M
  • Number of Holdings
    56
  • Avg. Wtd. Market Cap
    $13.7B
  • Turnover Rate (2020)
    39.0%
  • P/E (LTM) / P/E (Forward)*
    20.3 / 14.2
  • P/B (LTM)*
    2.2
  • Benchmark Index
    S&P North American Natural Resources Sector (SPGINRTR) Index
*Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio is the price of a stock divided by its earnings per share. Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio is the ratio of a stock's price to its book value.

Investment Style Box

image Investment style box diagram illustrating the investment strategy of the Global Hard Assets Fund

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 MO 3 MO YTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR LIFE
(11/02/94)
VanEck Global Hard Assets Fund: Class A
At Net Asset Value -0.80 10.71 10.71 119.04 3.13 5.62 -3.71 7.08
At Maximum 5.75% Sales Charge -6.51 4.35 4.35 106.45 1.11 4.38 -4.28 6.84
SPGINRTR Index2 4.38 19.44 19.44 72.43 -1.49 2.29 -2.26 --
MSCI ACWI Commodity Producers Index2 1.97 14.04 14.04 64.39 1.56 7.41 -1.42 --
1 MO 3 MO YTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR LIFE
(11/02/94)
VanEck Global Hard Assets Fund: Class A
At Net Asset Value -0.80 10.71 10.71 119.04 3.13 5.62 -3.71 7.08
At Maximum 5.75% Sales Charge -6.51 4.35 4.35 106.45 1.11 4.38 -4.28 6.84
SPGINRTR Index2 4.38 19.44 19.44 72.43 -1.49 2.29 -2.26 --
MSCI ACWI Commodity Producers Index2 1.97 14.04 14.04 64.39 1.56 7.41 -1.42 --

Top 10 Holdings (%)

Holdings Sector % of Net Assets
Freeport-McMoRan, Inc. Metals & Mining 4.4
Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital, Inc. Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) 4.1
First Quantum Minerals Ltd. Metals & Mining 4.0
Pioneer Natural Resources Company Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels 4.0
Anglo American plc Metals & Mining 3.6
SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment 3.4
Sunrun Inc. Electrical Equipment 3.3
Sibanye Stillwater Limited Metals & Mining 3.1
Nutrien Ltd. Chemicals 2.9
Valero Energy Corporation Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels 2.8
Top 10 Total 35.6
Holdings Sector % of Net Assets
Freeport-McMoRan, Inc. Metals & Mining 4.4
Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital, Inc. Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) 4.1
First Quantum Minerals Ltd. Metals & Mining 4.0
Pioneer Natural Resources Company Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels 4.0
Anglo American plc Metals & Mining 3.6
SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment 3.4
Sunrun Inc. Electrical Equipment 3.3
Sibanye Stillwater Limited Metals & Mining 3.1
Nutrien Ltd. Chemicals 2.9
Valero Energy Corporation Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels 2.8
Top 10 Total 35.6

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Sector Weightings (%)
as of 03/31/21

Sector % of Net Assets
Metals & Mining 33.8
Oil Gas & Consumable Fuels 21.4
Chemicals 7.9
Food Products 6.7
Mortgage Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) 4.1
Electrical Equipment 3.5
Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment 3.4
Energy Equipment & Services 2.4
Paper & Forest Products 1.8
Machinery 1.8
Road & Rail 1.6
Electronic Equipment Instruments & Components 1.5
Independent Power and Renewable Electricity Producers 1.5
Other 6.1
Cash 2.5

Country Weightings (%) as of 03/31/21

Country % of Net Assets
United States
64.9
Canada
11.3
South Africa
6.7
Zambia
4.0
Australia
3.6
Chile
2.4
Cote D'Ivoire
0.9
Brazil
0.9
Cayman Islands
0.9
Norway
0.9
Finland
0.8
Spain
0.2
Cash
2.5