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GDXJ
VanEck Junior Gold Miners ETF

Market Updates*

  • Vaccine news and the stimulus bill has created an outlook for strong economic growth, which dampens our near-term outlook for gold.
  • We expect catalysts to emerge in the second half of 2021, which may include excessive inflationary expectations, continued Central Bank asset purchases and rising commodity prices. Our long-term bull market view for gold remains intact.
  • Gold companies remain a compelling value buy, in our view. Balance sheets continue to get stronger and miners are remaining disciplined in their capital investment.

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Fund Description

VanEck Junior Gold Miners ETF (GDXJ®) seeks to replicate as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the price and yield performance of the MVIS®Global Junior Gold Miners Index (MVGDXJTR), which is intended to track the overall performance of small-capitalization companies that are involved primarily in the mining for gold and/or silver.

 
 

  • Fund Ticker

    GDXJ
  • Exchange

    NYSE Arca
  • ETF Structure

    Physical
  • Administrator

    Van Eck Associates
  • Custodian

    State Street Bank and Trust Company
  • Index Ticker

    MVGDXJTR
  • Index Rebalancing

    Quarterly

 
as of 09/16/21

  • 30-Day SEC Yield1

    0.53%
  • Total Net Assets

    $4.3B
  • Number of Holdings

    99
  • Options

    Available
  • Gross Expense Ratio2

    0.52%
  • Net Expense Ratio/TER2

    0.52%
  • Distribution Frequency

    Annual

Key Points

  • Small and Early Stage Miners
    Portfolio of small gold miners, some of which are in early exploratory stages with upside potential

  • High Beta Exposure to Gold Prices6
    Gold miners have historically provided leveraged exposure to gold prices

  • Highly Liquid
    ETF has historically featured greater average trading volume than any of its underlying junior miners7

Trading Information

  • Fund Ticker

    GDXJ
  • Index Total Return Ticker

    MVGDXJTR
  • NAV

    GDXJNV
  • Intraday NAV (IIV)4

    GDXJIV
  • Shares Outstanding

    106,437,446
  • Estimated Cash

    GDXJEU
  • Total Cash

    GDXJTC
  • CUSIP

    92189F791
  • ISIN

    US92189F7915
Source: Bloomberg

Fees and Expenses2

  • Management Fee

    0.50%
  • Other Expenses

    0.02%
  • Gross Expense Ratio

    0.52%
  • Fee Waivers and
    Expense Reimbursement

    --
  • Net Expense Ratio/TER2

    0.52%
2Expenses for GDXJ are capped contractually at 0.56% until May 1, 2022. Cap excludes acquired fund fees and expenses, interest expense, trading expenses, taxes and extraordinary expenses.

Investment Professionals

  • Portfolio Manager and Head of Equity ETFs
  • Oversees the Equity ETF Investment Management Team including development and management of index replication and optimization strategies
  • Joined VanEck in 2005
  • CFA charterholder; member of the CFA Society New York
  • BA, Mathematics and Economics, New York University
  • Portfolio Manager and Analyst for Equity ETFs
  • Joined VanEck in 2007
  • Prior to his current role, held a portfolio administration position at VanEck
  • Previously, Portfolio Analyst at Evaluation Associates
  • BS, Business Administration (concentration in Financial Analysis), State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Analyst for Equity ETFs
  • Joined VanEck in 2018
  • Prior to joining VanEck, ETF Basket Operations Analyst at JPMorgan
  • BS, Finance, Providence College
  • Analyst for Equity ETFs
  • Joined VanEck in 2019
  • Prior to VanEck, Intermediate Representative, Exchange Traded Funds at BNY Mellon.
  • BS, Accounting, Hunter College

Prices as of 09/16/21

NAV/
Market Price
Volume
30-Day Avg./
Last Trading Day
Daily Change
NAV/
Last Price
YTD Change
NAV/
Last Price
Premium/
Discount
Prem/Discount
Distribution Charts
NAV &
Prem/Discount
History
30-Day
Median
Bid Ask
Spread
NAV
Chart
GDXJ $40.86
$40.83
6,484,163
11,142,755
-$1.60 / -3.77%
$-1.67 / -3.93%
-24.69%
-24.72%
$-0.03
-0.08%
0.02%

Premium/Discount History as of 09/16/21

Calendar Year 2020 3Q 2020 4Q 2020 1Q 2021 2Q 2021 Premium/Discount Charts NAV & Prem/Discount History
Days closed at a premium 122 30 30 18 24
GDXJ Days closed at NAV 7 1 2 0 2
Days closed at a discount 124 33 32 43 37


Performance History: Average Annual Total Returns* (%)

1 MO 3 MO YTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR LIFE
11/10/09
GDXJ (NAV) -5.77 -20.79 -20.51 -27.04 16.63 2.14 -9.91 -4.69
GDXJ (Share Price) -5.93 -21.20 -20.52 -27.23 16.92 2.18 -9.98 -4.70
MVGDXJTR (Index) -5.82 -21.11 -20.18 -26.47 17.48 2.37 -9.62 -4.38
Performance Differential (NAV - Index) 0.05 0.32 -0.33 -0.57 -0.85 -0.23 -0.29 -0.31
1 MO 3 MO YTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR LIFE
11/10/09
GDXJ (NAV) -14.42 4.07 -14.12 -4.36 13.50 3.36 -8.47 -4.12
GDXJ (Share Price) -14.55 3.87 -13.81 -4.19 13.57 3.44 -8.53 -4.10
MVGDXJTR (Index) -14.86 4.26 -13.85 -3.19 14.19 3.57 -8.14 -3.82
Performance Differential (NAV - Index) 0.44 -0.19 -0.27 -1.17 -0.69 -0.21 -0.33 -0.30

Top 10 Holdings (%) as of 08/31/21 Daily Holdings

Total Holdings: 97
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Holding Name
Ticker
Shares Market Value
(US$)
% of Net
Assets
PAN AMERICAN SILVER CORP
PAAS US
9,884,051
256,392,283 5.42
YAMANA GOLD INC
AUY US
48,727,518
215,862,905 4.56
ENDEAVOUR MINING CORP
EDV CN
8,244,900
201,155,595 4.25
EVOLUTION MINING LTD
EVN AU
69,568,282
198,306,898 4.19
FIRST MAJESTIC SILVER CORP
AG US
12,845,978
165,841,576 3.51
SSR MINING INC
SSRM US
9,569,999
159,723,283 3.38
B2GOLD CORP
BTG US
40,973,917
159,388,537 3.37
MERDEKA COPPER GOLD TBK PT
MDKA IJ
722,765,900
142,822,754 3.02
ALAMOS GOLD INC
AGI US
17,789,507
140,537,105 2.97
HECLA MINING CO
HL US
20,559,385
126,440,218 2.67
Top 10 Total (%) 37.34
These are not recommendations to buy or to sell any security. Securities and holdings may vary.

Country Weightings (%) as of 08/31/21

  • Country

    % of Net Assets
  • Canada

    50.73
  • Australia

    15.56
  • United States

    5.41
  • Brazil

    4.56
  • Côte D'Ivoire

    4.25
  • Indonesia

    3.02
  • Peru

    2.46
  • South Africa

    2.29
  • Turkey

    2.15
  • Mexico

    2.12
  • Egypt

    1.38
  • Kyrgyzstan

    1.37
  • United Kingdom

    1.26
  • Burkina Faso

    1.04
  • China

    0.93
  • Russia

    0.88
  • Colombia

    0.38
  • Other/Cash

    0.21

Sector Weightings (%) as of 08/31/21

  • Sector

    % of Net Assets
  • Materials

    99.8
  • Other/Cash

    0.2