VanEck Vectors Unconventional Oil & Gas ETF

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FRAK : n.a. : Financial
$13.03 up 0.14 | 1.09%
Today's Range: 12.85 - 13.11
Avg. Daily Volume: 45400.0
08/23/17 - 3:59 PM ET
  • Last Ratings Update:07/31/2017
  • Price as of 07/31/2017 :$14.47
  • Net Assets:$89.7 Million
  • NAV:$14.6
  • Premium-0.89%
  • Peer Rank:70 of 121
  • Investment Rating:E+
  • Performance:E
  • RiskC-
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We rate VanEck Vectors Unconv O&G ETF at E+. Negative factors that influence this rating include a short term portfolio management tenure. The fund may be considered for investors seeking a Sector - Energy/Natural Res strategy.


Total return ranks well below peers over the last three years. The VanEck Vectors Unconv O&G ETF has returned an annual rate of -8.91% since inception. More recently, the fund has generated a total return of -7.11% in the last five years, -21.85% in the last three years, and -11.23% in the last year. How does that compare to other equity funds? In the last five years, it has outperformed 11% of them. It has also outpaced 4% of its competitors on a three year basis and 7% of them over the last year for the period ending 7/31/2017. On a year to date basis, FRAK has returned -20.02%.

Downside risk has been above average. FRAK has a draw down risk of -64.42%, which is the largest price decline experienced over the last three years. This fund has a three year standard deviation of 31.5%. This fund has experienced excessive volatility in its monthly performance over the last 36 months. As of 7/31/2017, the fund was trading at a price of $14.47, which is 2.5% below its 52-week high of $14.84 and 10.0% above its 52-week low of $13.15.

Low expense ratio helps performance. On total assets of $89.70 million, FRAK maintains a low expense ratio compared to its Sector - Energy/Natural Res peers of just 0.54% to cover all operating costs. Brokerage costs for the fund to buy and sell shares are not included in the expense ratio. As FRAK is an exchange traded fund, it has no front end or back end load.

The VanEck Vectors Unconv O&G ETF is managed by George Chao 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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