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VanEck Social Sentiment ETF

Market Updates*

  • Investors today have unprecedented access to resources and information, blurring the line between ‘professional’ and ‘retail’ investors.
  • The Index that BUZZ tracks launched in December 2015 and has outperformed the S&P 500 in 4 out of 5 calendar years and over multiple trailing periods since its inception.1
  • To help ensure quality of picks and strength of conviction, the Index targets only those stocks that have a history of consistent and broad conversations.

1Source: BUZZ Holdings ULC and Morningstar Direct as of 06/30/2021.

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

  • Exchange

    NYSE Arca
  • ETF Structure

  • Administrator

    Van Eck Associates
  • Custodian

    State Street Bank and Trust Company
  • Index Ticker

  • Index Reconstitution


as of 10/22/21

  • 30-Day SEC Yield1

  • Total Net Assets

  • Number of Holdings

  • Options

  • Gross Expense Ratio2

  • Net Expense Ratio/TER2

  • Distribution Frequency

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Performance History: Average Annual Total Returns* (%)

1 MO 3 MO YTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR LIFE
BUZZ (NAV) -6.52 -7.77 -- -- -- -- -- -1.38
BUZZ (Share Price) -6.52 -7.78 -- -- -- -- -- -1.36
BUZZTR (Index)** -6.46 -7.62 14.32 41.65 26.34 25.24 -- -1.12
Performance Differential (NAV - Index) -0.06 -0.15 -- -- -- -- -- -0.26
S&P 500 Index -4.65 0.58 15.92 30.00 15.99 16.90 16.63 12.22
1 MO 3 MO YTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR LIFE
BUZZ (NAV) -6.52 -7.77 -- -- -- -- -- -1.38
BUZZ (Share Price) -6.52 -7.78 -- -- -- -- -- -1.36
BUZZTR (Index)** -6.46 -7.62 14.32 41.65 26.34 25.24 -- -1.12
Performance Differential (NAV - Index) -0.06 -0.15 -- -- -- -- -- -0.26
S&P 500 Index -4.65 0.58 15.92 30.00 15.99 16.90 16.63 12.22

Growth of hypothetical $10,000 investment as of 09/30/2021

3 Months | 6 Months |

Calendar Year Returns (%)

NAV & Premium/
Discount History
as of 09/30/21

Best & Worst
Quarter Returns (%)
as of 09/30/21

  • Best quarter

    2Q'21 +10.74%
  • Worst quarter

    3Q'21 -7.77%

Best & Worst Quarter Returns are based on NAV, reflect the period since the Fund's inception, and are updated quarterly.  


Distribution History

Anticipated Dividend & Capital Gains Frequency: Annual
Year Ex-Date Record
Payable Date Dividend
Capital Gains
Capital Gains
Return of
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*All registered investment companies are obliged to distribute portfolio gains to shareholders at yearend regardless of performance. Trading VanEck ETFs will also generate tax consequences and transaction expenses. The information provided is not intended to be tax advice. Tax consequences of dividend distributions may vary by individual taxpayer. There is no guarantee that dividends will be paid. To receive a distribution, you must have been a registered shareholder of the relevant VanEck ETFs on the record date. Distributions are paid to shareholders on the payment date. Past distributions are not indicative of future distributions.

Certain distributions may constitute a return of capital, which will have the effect of reducing your cost basis in the Fund’s shares and thereby increasing the amount of capital gain, if any, or decreasing the amount of capital loss, if any, that you will realize when selling or exchanging Fund shares. The final determination of the tax characteristics cannot be determined until after each Fund’s yearend and are reported to shareholders on Form 1099-DIV. The form is mailed to shareholders shortly after calendar yearend specifying how the distributions paid by the Fund during the prior calendar year should be characterized for purposes of reporting the distribution on a shareholder’s tax return.

The tax treatment and characterization of the Fund’s distributions may vary significantly from time to time depending on whether the Fund has gains or losses on the securities in its portfolio. The Fund’s distributions will normally reflect past and projected net investment income, and may include income from dividends and interest, capital gains and/or a return of capital. The final composition of the tax characteristics of the distributions cannot be determined with certainty until after the end of the year, and will be reported to shareholders at that time. The amount of distributions will vary, depending on a number of factors. As portfolio and market conditions change, the rate of dividends may change. There can be no assurance that the Fund will be able to declare a dividend distribution in each period.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

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