- Last Ratings Update:09/30/2014
- Price as of 09/30/2014 :$62.38
- Net Assets:$39.8 Million
- Peer Rank:109 of 288
- Investment Rating:B+
We rate Market Vectors Retail ETF at B+. 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 and low expense structure. The fund may be considered for investors seeking an Equity Income strategy.
POSITIVES AND RISKS
New Fund off to good start in the last year. The Market Vectors Retail ETF has returned an annual rate of 21.84% since inception. More recently, the fund has generated a total return of 14.19% in the last year, 6.42% in the last six months, and 4.69% in the last three months. How does that compare to other equity funds? In the last year, it has outperformed 67% of them for the period ending 9/30/2014. On a year to date basis, RTH has returned 3.76%.
Downside risk has been below average. RTH has a draw down risk of -6.73%, which is the largest price decline experienced since the inception of the fund. This fund has a one year standard deviation of 13.0%. This fund has had moderate volatility in its monthly performance over the last 12 months. As of 9/30/2014, the fund was trading at a price of $62.38, which is 2.1% below its 52-week high of $63.72 and 0.2% above its 52-week low of $62.24.
Low expense ratio helps performance. On total assets of $39.80 million, RTH maintains a low expense ratio compared to its Equity Income peers of just 0.35% to cover all operating costs. Brokerage costs for the fund to buy and sell shares are not included in the expense ratio. As RTH is an exchange traded fund, it has no front end or back end load.
The Market Vectors Retail ETF is managed by George Cao at Van Eck Associates Corporation. This fund is one of 58 Van Eck Associates Corporation exchange-traded funds launched since 5/16/2006 that we track.
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