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GDXJ
VanEck Vectors 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.

Learn More | Gold: 2021 Outlook and Inflation Risks

Fund Description

VanEck Vectors® 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 06/21/21

  • 30-Day SEC Yield1

    0.48%
  • Total Net Assets

    $5.4B
  • Number of Holdings

    98
  • Options

    Available
  • Gross Expense Ratio2

    0.52%
  • Net Expense Ratio/TER2

    0.52%
  • Distribution Frequency

    Annual

Fundamentals
as of 05/31/21

  • Weighted Average Market Cap

    $3.6B
  • Price/Earnings Ratio
    (Last 12 Months)*

    17.60
  • Price/Book Ratio
    (Last 12 Months)*

    1.98
*A weighted harmonic average is used to calculate this metric. Price/Book Ratio is the price of a security divided by the book value per share of the security. Price/Earnings Ratio is the price of a security divided by the last twelve months earnings per share of the security.

Market Capitalization (%)
as of 05/31/21

  • Capitalization

    % of Net
    Assets ($)
  • Large (>$5.0B)

    29.7%
  • Mid ($1.0 - $5.0B)

    58.0%
  • Small (<$1.0B)

    11.9%
This breakdown represents what percentage of the ETF's assets represent large/mid/small-sized companies. The market capitalization of an individual, publicly traded company is calculated by multiplying the company's stock price by the total number of its shares outstanding.

3-YR Risk Measures
as of 04/30/21

  • Beta vs. S&P 500 Index

    1.03
  • Correlation vs. S&P 500 Index

    0.47
  • Volatility (Standard Deviation)

    39.66
  • Sharpe Ratio

    0.33

Source: VanEck, FactSet.

Beta is a measure of sensitivity to market movements. Correlation measures the extent of linear association between the ETF performance and the index performance. Volatility is the annualized standard deviation of the ETF's monthly returns. Sharpe ratio measures risk-adjusted return, and represents the ETF's return less the risk free rate divided by the standard deviation.

Country Weightings (%) as of 05/31/21

  • Country

    % of Net Assets
  • Canada

    48.17
  • Australia

    14.85
  • South Africa

    9.27
  • United States

    5.46
  • Brazil

    4.15
  • Côte D'Ivoire

    2.99
  • Peru

    2.56
  • Turkey

    2.13
  • Indonesia

    1.79
  • Mexico

    1.71
  • United Kingdom

    1.24
  • Burkina Faso

    1.24
  • Kyrgyzstan

    1.14
  • Egypt

    1.09
  • China

    0.91
  • Russia

    0.76
  • Colombia

    0.22
  • Other/Cash

    0.33

Portfolio Composition (%)
as of 06/18/21

  • % of Net Assets
  • Stocks

    99.81
  • Bonds

    0.00
  • Other

    0.00
  • Cash

    0.19

Sector Weightings (%) as of 05/31/21

  • Sector

    % of Net Assets
  • Materials

    99.3
  • Industrials

    0.4
  • Other/Cash

    0.3

Currency Exposure (%)
as of 05/31/21

  • U.S. Dollar

    59.34
  • Canadian Dollar

    17.83
  • Australian Dollar

    13.73
  • British Pound

    3.75
  • Indonesian Rupiah

    1.79
  • Mexican Peso

    1.71
  • Hong Kong Dollar

    0.91
  • Turkish Lira

    0.60
  • Other/Cash

    0.33