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BUZZ
VanEck Social Sentiment ETF

Fund Description

VanEck Social Sentiment ETF (BUZZ) seeks to track, as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the price and yield performance of the BUZZ NextGen AI US Sentiment Leaders Index (BUZZTR), which is intended to track the performance of the 75 large cap U.S. stocks which exhibit the highest degree of positive investor sentiment and bullish perception based on content aggregated from online sources including social media, news articles, blog posts and other alternative datasets.

 
 

  • Fund Ticker

    BUZZ
  • Exchange

    NYSE Arca
  • Inception Date

    03/02/2021
  • ETF Structure

    Physical
  • Administrator

    Van Eck Associates
  • Custodian

    State Street Bank and Trust Company
  • Index Ticker

    BUZZTR
  • Index Reconstitution

    Monthly

 
as of 05/27/22

  • 30-Day SEC Yield1

    0.57%
  • Total Net Assets

    $77.5M
  • Number of Holdings

    75
  • Options

    Available
  • Gross Expense Ratio2

    0.75%
  • Net Expense Ratio/TER2

    0.75%
  • Distribution Frequency

    Annual
  • Next Distribution Date

    12/16/2022
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Key Points

  • Investor sentiment has proven to be an important factor in stock performance

  • Sentiment is tracked by monitoring millions of online interactions

  • A consistent track record of discussions, not short-term bursts, is required for index inclusion

Trading Information

  • Fund Ticker

    BUZZ
  • Index Total Return Ticker

    BUZZTR
  • NAV

    BUZZNV
  • Intraday NAV (IIV)4

    BUZZIV
  • Shares Outstanding

    5,125,000
  • Estimated Cash

    BUZZEU
  • Total Cash

    BUZZTC
  • CUSIP

    92189H839
  • ISIN

    US92189H8390
Source: Bloomberg

Fees and Expenses2

  • Management Fee

    0.75%
  • Other Expenses

    --
  • Gross Expense Ratio

    0.75%
  • Fee Waivers and
    Expense Reimbursement

    --
  • Net Expense Ratio/TER2

    0.75%

2Van Eck Associates Corporation (the “Adviser”) will pay all expenses of the Fund, except for the fee payment under the investment management agreement, acquired fund fees and expenses, interest expense, offering costs, 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 05/27/22

NAV/
Market
Price
Volume
30-Day Avg./
Last Trading Day
Daily Change
NAV/
Last Price
YTD Change NAV/
Last Price
Premium/
Discount
30-Day
Median
Bid Ask
Spread
NAV
Chart
BUZZ $15.13
$15.10
40,746
13,554
$0.70 / +4.89%
$0.67 / +4.62%
-35.13%
-35.24%
$-0.03
-0.19%
0.07%

Premium/Discount History as of 05/27/22

Since Inception 2Q 2021 3Q 2021 4Q 2021 1Q 2022 Premium/Discount Charts NAV & Prem/Discount History
Days closed at a premium 115 30 40 18 11
BUZZ Days closed at NAV 80 32 18 14 14
Days closed at a discount 79 1 6 32 37

Performance History: Average Annual Total Returns* (%)

  1 MO 3 MO YTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR LIFE
03/02/21
BUZZ (NAV) -20.92 -21.65 -34.31 -38.19 -- -- -- -34.41
BUZZ (Share Price) -21.00 -21.69 -34.32 -38.24 -- -- -- -34.44
BUZZTR (Index)** -20.84 -21.51 -34.16 -37.78 8.73 12.46 -- -34.04
Performance Differential (NAV - Index) -0.08 -0.14 -0.15 -0.41 -- -- -- -0.37
S&P 500 Index -8.72 -8.17 -12.92 0.21 13.85 13.66 13.67 7.27
  1 MO 3 MO YTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR LIFE
03/02/21
BUZZ (NAV) 2.64 -16.93 -16.93 -19.77 -- -- -- -21.05
BUZZ (Share Price) 2.76 -16.86 -16.86 -19.75 -- -- -- -21.01
BUZZTR (Index)** 2.67 -16.82 -16.82 -19.25 19.29 17.75 -- -20.64
Performance Differential (NAV - Index) -0.03 -0.11 -0.11 -0.52 -- -- -- -0.41
S&P 500 Index 3.71 -4.60 -4.60 15.65 18.92 15.99 14.64 17.36

Top 10 Holdings (%) as of 04/30/22 Daily Holdings

Total Holdings: 75
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Holding Name
Ticker
Shares
Market Value
(US$)
% of Net
Assets
Twitter Inc
TWTR US
59,992
2,940,808 3.69
General Motors Co
GM US
68,390
2,592,665 3.26
Meta Platforms Inc
FB US
12,794
2,564,813 3.22
Apple Inc
AAPL US
16,142
2,544,786 3.20
Advanced Micro Devices Inc
AMD US
28,142
2,406,704 3.02
Tesla Inc
TSLA US
2,690
2,342,344 2.94
Nvidia Corp
NVDA US
12,389
2,297,788 2.88
Gamestop Corp
GME US
18,252
2,282,778 2.87
Amc Entertainment Holdings Inc
AMC US
148,443
2,271,178 2.85
Sofi Technologies Inc
SOFI US
361,451
2,212,080 2.78
Top 10 Total (%) 30.71
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Country Weightings (%) as of 04/30/22

  • Country

    % of Net Assets
  • United States

    97.49
  • Canada

    1.69
  • Israel

    0.98
  • Other/Cash

    -0.16

Sector Weightings (%) as of 04/30/22

  • Sector

    % of Net Assets
  • Information Technology

    25.4
  • Consumer Discretionary

    22.6
  • Communication Services

    17.8
  • Financials

    14.1
  • Industrials

    6.7
  • Energy

    6.2
  • Health Care

    3.0
  • Consumer Staples

    1.9
  • Real Estate

    1.3
  • Materials

    1.2
  • Other/Cash

    -0.2