Market Vectors Fixed Income ETFs Announce January 2012 Distributions
Market Vectors Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond ETF and Market Vectors LatAm Aggregate Bond ETF Risk: Investments in emerging market securities are subject to elevated risks which include, among others, expropriation, confiscatory taxation, issues with repatriation of investment income, limitations of foreign ownership, political instability, armed conflict and social instability. As the Funds invest in securities denominated in foreign currencies and some of the income received by the Funds will be in foreign currency, changes in currency exchange rates may negatively impact the Funds’ return. The Funds will generally invest a portion of its assets in Rule 144A securities. Rule 144A securities are restricted securities. They may be less liquid than other investments because, at times, such securities cannot be readily sold in broad public markets and the Funds might be unable to dispose of such securities promptly or at reasonable prices. A restricted security that was liquid at the time of purchase may subsequently become illiquid.
Market Vectors Investment Grade Floating Rate ETF Risk: Floating rate notes are debt issues with variable coupon payments that are pegged to a reference rate plus a spread. Coupons are reset periodically and can rise or fall with changes in the reference rate. The Fund is subject to financial services sector risk, restricted securities risk, credit risk, interest rate risk, and call risk, among others. The Fund will generally invest a significant portion of its assets in the financial services industry. As such, the Fund will be sensitive to changes in, and its performance will depend to a greater extent on, the overall condition of the financial services sector. The Fund will generally invest a portion of its assets in Rule 144A securities. Rule 144A securities are restricted securities. They may be less liquid than other investments because, at times, such securities cannot be readily sold in broad public markets and the Fund might be unable to dispose of such securities promptly or at reasonable prices. A restricted security that was liquid at the time of purchase may subsequently become illiquid.
Market Vectors Renminbi Bond ETF Risk: Investments in China-related securities are subject to elevated risks which include adverse market, political, regulatory, and geographic events affecting China and the surrounding region. The Chinese economy differs from the U.S. economy in terms of structure, general development, government involvement, wealth distribution, rate of inflation, growth rate, allocation of resources, and capital reinvestment, among others, and these differences may pose risk for investors. A decline in the value of the renminbi versus the USD will result in reduced returns or loss for the Fund. As a result of the Index’s concentration, a significant portion of the Fund’s assets will be invested in financial services industry and sovereign debt. Fixed income securities are subject to credit risk and interest rate risks. As the general level of interest rates goes up, the prices of most fixed income securities go down. Issuers of a security may be unable or unwilling to make timely interest payments and/or repay principle on its debt. The Fund will include bonds issued by non-U.S. issuers. Investments in the securities of non-U.S. issuers involve risks such as greater market volatility, the availability of financial information, higher transactional and custody costs, taxation by foreign governments, among others. RMB bonds may also have less liquidity and may have greater volatility than other fixed income securities. As a result, the Fund might be unable to dispose of such bonds promptly or at reasonable prices.
Market Vectors CEF Municipal Income ETF Risk: The Fund, because it is a “fund of funds”, is dependent on the performance of the Underlying Funds. The Fund is subject to the risks of the Underlying Funds’ investments, and the Fund’s shareholders will indirectly bear the expenses of the Underlying Funds. In addition, at times certain segments of the market represented by the Underlying Funds may be out of favor and underperform other segments. The shares of a closed-end fund may trade at a discount or premium to its net asset value (“NAV”). Additionally, the securities of closed-end investment companies in which the Fund will invest may be leveraged. As a result, the Fund may be indirectly exposed to leverage through an investment in such securities. An investment in securities of closed-end investment companies that use leverage may expose the Fund to higher volatility in the market value of such securities and the possibility that the Fund’s long-term returns on such securities (and, indirectly, the long-term returns of the Shares) will be diminished. Investment in the Underlying Funds may be subject to municipal securities risk, high-yield securities risk, fixed-income securities risk, tax risk, liquidity risk, leverage risk and anti-takeover measures risk. Some of the Underlying Funds are considered non-diversified and can invest a larger proportion of its assets in a single company. As a result, they may be subject to greater risks than a diversified fund. A portion of the Fund’s dividends may be subject to federal, state, or local income taxes or may be subject to the federal alternative minimum tax.Fund shares are not individually redeemable and will be issued and redeemed at their NAV only through certain authorized broker-dealers in large, specified blocks of shares called “creation units” and otherwise can be bought and sold only through exchange trading. Creation units are issued and redeemed principally in kind. Shares may trade at a premium or discount to their NAV in the secondary market.
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