Market Vectors exchange-traded products have been offered by Van Eck Global since 2006 when the firm launched the nation’s first gold mining ETF. It also offers mutual funds, insurance trust funds, separate accounts and alternative investments. Designed for investors seeking innovative choices for portfolio diversification, Van Eck Global’s investment products are often categorized in asset classes having returns with lower correlations than to those of more traditional U.S. equity and fixed income investments.
The Market Vectors Africa Index ETF, Market Vectors Egypt Index ETF, and Market Vectors Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond ETF are subject to a high degree of risk, including those associated with less reliable financial information, higher costs, taxation, decreased liquidity, less stringent reporting, and foreign currency risks. Special risks particular to emerging market investments include expropriation, political instability, economic impacts of armed conflict, civil war and severe social instability, less developed capital markets, lower market capitalization, lower trading volume, illiquidity, inflation, greater price fluctuations, uncertainty regarding the existence of trading markets, politically controlled access to trading markets, unsettled securities laws, and trade barriers. As the Funds may invest in securities denominated in foreign currencies and some of the income received by the Fund will be in foreign currency, changes in currency exchange rates may negatively impact the Funds’ return. The Market Vectors Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond ETF may also be subject to credit risk, interest rate risk, sovereign debt risk, tax risk, and risks associated with non-investment grade securities. Bonds and bond funds will decrease in value as interest rates rise. Investors should be willing to accept a high degree of volatility and the potential of significant loss. The Funds may loan their securities, which may subject them to additional credit and counterparty risk.
The Dow Jones Africa Titans 50 Index SM is calculated and maintained by Dow Jones Indexes. “Dow Jones®”, “Titans” and “Dow Jones Africa Titans 50 Index” are service marks of Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Van Eck's Market Vectors Africa Index ETF is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Dow Jones Indexes and Dow Jones Indexes makes no representation regarding the advisability of investing in such product(s).The Market Vectors Egypt Index (the “Index”) is the exclusive property of 4asset-management GmbH, which has contracted with Structured Solutions AG to maintain and calculate the Index. Structured Solutions AG uses its best efforts to ensure that the Index is calculated correctly. Irrespective of its obligations towards 4asset-management GmbH, Structured Solutions AG has no obligation to point out errors in the Index to third parties. Market Vectors Egypt Index ETF is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by 4asset-management GmbH and 4asset-management GmbH makes no representation regarding the advisability of investing in the Fund.