- Last Ratings Update:01/31/2015
- Price as of 01/31/2015 :$53.10
- Net Assets:$1,576.1 Million
- Peer Rank:102 of 222
- Investment Rating:C-
We rate Market Vectors Agribusiness ETF at C-. This overall rating indicates it is among the top 10% of all closed end funds in its peer group. Positive factors that influence this rating include a low price volatility, low expense structure and long term portfolio management tenure. The fund invests approximately 100% of its assets in stocks and may be considered for investors seeking a Global Equity strategy.
POSITIVES AND RISKS
Total return ranks below peers over the last three years. The Market Vectors Agribusiness ETF has returned an annual rate of 5.04% since inception. More recently, the fund has generated a total return of 7.05% in the last five years, 2.46% in the last three years, and 8.02% in the last year. How does that compare to other equity funds? In the last five years, it has outperformed 35% of them. It has also outpaced 31% of its competitors on a three year basis and 56% of them over the last year for the period ending 1/31/2015. On a year to date basis, MOO has returned 1.09%.
Downside risk has been below average. MOO has a draw down risk of -12.55%, which is the largest price decline experienced over the last three years. This fund has a three year standard deviation of 12.0%. This fund has had moderate volatility in its monthly performance over the last 36 months. As of 1/31/2015, the fund was trading at a price of $53.10, which is 2.3% below its 52-week high of $54.35 and 4.0% above its 52-week low of $51.07.
Low expense ratio helps performance. On total assets of $1.58 billion, MOO maintains a low expense ratio compared to its Global Equity peers of just 0.56% to cover all operating costs. Brokerage costs for the fund to buy and sell shares are not included in the expense ratio. As MOO is an exchange traded fund, it has no front end or back end load.
The Market Vectors Agribusiness ETF is managed by Hao-Hung Liao at Van Eck Associates Corporation. This fund is one of 55 Van Eck Associates Corporation exchange-traded funds launched since 5/16/2006 that we track.
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