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PFXF VanEck Vectors Preferred Securities ex Financials ETF

  • Fund Description

    The VanEck Vectors Preferred Securities ex Financials ETF (PFXF®) seeks to replicate as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the price and yield performance of the Wells Fargo® Hybrid and Preferred Securities ex Financials Index. The Index is intended to track the overall performance of U.S.-listed preferred securities excluding those with a financial sector classification, including securities that, in Wells Fargo Securities LLC's judgment, are functionally equivalent to preferred securities such as convertible securities, depository preferred securities and perpetual subordinated debt.

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    • Fund Ticker

      PFXF
    • Exchange

      NYSE Arca
    • Commencement

      07/16/2012
    • ETF Structure

      Physical
    • Administrator

      Van Eck Associates
    • Custodian

      Bank of New York Mellon
    • Index Ticker

      WHPSL
    • Index Rebalancing

      Monthly
  •  
    as of 09/28/16

    • 30-Day SEC Yield1

      5.77%
    • Total Net Assets

      $471.4M
    • Number of Holdings

      109
    • Options

      Expected
    • Gross Expense Ratio2

      0.49%
    • Net Expense Ratio/TER2

      0.41%
    • Distribution Frequency

      Monthly
    • Next Distribution Date

      09/30/2016
  • View All Indices » View All ETFs » Performance History: Average Annual Total Returns* (%)

    1 MO* 3 MO* YTD* 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR LIFE
    07/16/12
    PFXF (NAV) -0.34 3.17 12.30 10.30 9.10 -- -- 6.82
    PFXF (Share Price) -0.39 3.56 13.65 11.43 9.29 -- -- 6.97
    WHPSL (Index) -0.39 3.14 11.09 10.23 9.08 -- -- 6.86
    Performance Differential (NAV - Index) 0.05 0.03 1.21 0.07 0.02 -- -- -0.04
    After Tax Held -0.48 2.56 10.50 7.67 6.53 -- -- 4.46
    After Tax Sold -0.19 1.79 6.94 5.84 5.86 -- -- 4.22
    Quarter End as of 06/30/16
    1 MO* 3 MO* YTD* 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR LIFE
    07/16/12
    PFXF (NAV) 2.09 4.98 11.13 9.83 7.68 -- -- 6.84
    PFXF (Share Price) 2.23 4.96 12.20 9.54 7.85 -- -- 6.93
    WHPSL (Index) 2.17 4.98 10.05 9.85 7.68 -- -- 6.91
    Performance Differential (NAV - Index) -0.08 0.00 1.08 -0.02 0.00 -- -- -0.07
    After Tax Held 1.95 4.41 9.84 7.26 5.14 -- -- 4.49
    After Tax Sold 1.18 2.81 6.29 5.60 4.76 -- -- 4.25
  • Distribution History

    Anticipated Frequency: Monthly Dividend Income & Annual Capital Gains
    Ex-Date Record
    Date
    Payable Date Dividend
    Income*
    Short-Term
    Capital Gains
    Long-Term
    Capital Gains
    Return of Capital Total Distributions
    09/01/2016 09/06/2016 09/08/2016 $0.0700 -- -- -- $0.0700
    08/01/2016 08/03/2016 08/05/2016 $0.0685 -- -- -- $0.0685
    07/01/2016 07/06/2016 07/08/2016 $0.1500 -- -- -- $0.1500
    06/01/2016 06/03/2016 06/07/2016 $0.0676 -- -- -- $0.0676
    05/02/2016 05/04/2016 05/06/2016 $0.0730 -- -- -- $0.0730
    04/01/2016 04/05/2016 04/07/2016 $0.1100 -- -- -- $0.1100
    03/01/2016 03/03/2016 03/07/2016 $0.0690 -- -- -- $0.0690
    02/01/2016 02/03/2016 02/05/2016 $0.0671 -- -- -- $0.0671
    12/29/2015 12/31/2015 01/05/2016 $0.1620 -- -- -- $0.1620
    12/01/2015 12/03/2015 12/07/2015 $0.0660 -- -- -- $0.0660
    11/02/2015 11/04/2015 11/06/2015 $0.0568 -- -- -- $0.0568
    10/01/2015 10/05/2015 10/07/2015 $0.2109 -- -- -- $0.2109
    09/01/2015 09/03/2015 09/08/2015 $0.0630 -- -- -- $0.0630
    08/03/2015 08/05/2015 08/07/2015 $0.0600 -- -- -- $0.0600
    07/01/2015 07/06/2015 07/08/2015 $0.1450 -- -- -- $0.1450
    06/01/2015 06/03/2015 06/05/2015 $0.0680 -- -- -- $0.0680
    05/01/2015 05/05/2015 05/07/2015 $0.0500 -- -- -- $0.0500
    04/01/2015 04/06/2015 04/08/2015 $0.1500 -- -- -- $0.1500
    03/02/2015 03/04/2015 03/06/2015 $0.0600 -- -- -- $0.0600
    02/02/2015 02/04/2015 02/06/2015 $0.0545 -- -- -- $0.0545
    12/29/2014 12/31/2014 01/05/2015 $0.1652 -- -- -- $0.1652
    12/01/2014 12/03/2014 12/05/2014 $0.0700 -- -- -- $0.0700
    11/03/2014 11/05/2014 11/07/2014 $0.0600 -- -- -- $0.0600
    10/01/2014 10/03/2014 10/07/2014 $0.1550 -- -- -- $0.1550
    09/02/2014 09/04/2014 09/08/2014 $0.0800 -- -- -- $0.0800
    08/01/2014 08/05/2014 08/07/2014 $0.0560 -- -- -- $0.0560
    07/01/2014 07/03/2014 07/08/2014 $0.1800 -- -- -- $0.1800
    06/02/2014 06/04/2014 06/06/2014 $0.0680 -- -- -- $0.0680
    05/01/2014 05/05/2014 05/07/2014 $0.0668 -- -- -- $0.0668
    04/01/2014 04/03/2014 04/07/2014 $0.1565 -- -- -- $0.1565
    03/03/2014 03/05/2014 03/07/2014 $0.0700 -- -- -- $0.0700
    02/03/2014 02/05/2014 02/07/2014 $0.0900 -- -- -- $0.0900
    12/27/2013 12/31/2013 01/03/2014 $0.1510 -- -- -- $0.1510
    12/02/2013 12/04/2013 12/06/2013 $0.1000 -- -- -- $0.1000
    11/01/2013 11/05/2013 11/07/2013 $0.0593 -- -- -- $0.0593
    10/01/2013 10/03/2013 10/07/2013 $0.1551 -- -- -- $0.1551
    09/03/2013 09/05/2013 09/09/2013 $0.0905 -- -- -- $0.0905
    08/01/2013 08/05/2013 08/07/2013 $0.0682 -- -- -- $0.0682
    07/01/2013 07/03/2013 07/08/2013 $0.1568 -- -- -- $0.1568
    06/03/2013 06/05/2013 06/07/2013 $0.0850 -- -- -- $0.0850
    05/01/2013 05/03/2013 05/07/2013 $0.0592 -- -- -- $0.0592
    04/01/2013 04/03/2013 04/05/2013 $0.1555 -- -- -- $0.1555
    03/01/2013 03/05/2013 03/07/2013 $0.0910 -- -- -- $0.0910
    02/01/2013 02/05/2013 02/07/2013 $0.0549 -- -- -- $0.0549
    12/27/2012 12/31/2012 01/03/2013 $0.1460 -- -- -- $0.1460
    12/03/2012 12/05/2012 12/07/2012 $0.1010 -- -- -- $0.1010
    11/01/2012 11/05/2012 11/07/2012 $0.0730 -- -- -- $0.0730
    10/01/2012 10/03/2012 10/05/2012 $0.1255 -- -- -- $0.1255
    09/04/2012 09/07/2012 09/10/2012 $0.0800 -- -- -- $0.0800
    *All registered investment companies are obliged to distribute portfolio gains to shareholders at yearend regardless of performance. Trading VanEck Vectors 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 Vectors 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.Click here to access more detailed yearend tax information.
  • Calendar Year Returns (%) as of 12/31/2015

  • NAV History
    as of 08/31/16

  • Best & Worst
    Quarter Returns (%)
    as of 06/30/16

    • Best quarter

      1Q'14+9.18%
    • Worst quarter

      3Q'15-1.83%
    Best & Worst Quarter Returns are based on NAV, reflect the period since the Fund's inception, and are updated quarterly.