VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETFFind Ratings Reports
- Last Ratings Update:02/28/2018
- Price as of 02/28/2018 :$21.35
- Net Assets:$6,704.2 Million
- Peer Rank:15 of 37
- Investment Rating:D+
We rate VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF at D+. The fund invests approximately 100% of its assets in stocks and may be considered for investors seeking a Sector - Precious Metals strategy.
POSITIVES AND RISKS
Total return ranks above peers over the last three years. The VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF has returned an annual rate of -4.56% since inception. More recently, the fund has generated a total return of -9.72% in the last five years, 5.63% in the last three years, and -2.45% in the last year. How does that compare to other equity funds? In the last five years, it has outperformed 8% of them. It has also outpaced 51% of its competitors on a three year basis and 15% of them over the last year for the period ending 2/28/2018. On a year to date basis, GDX has returned -7.53%.
Downside risk has been above average. GDX has a draw down risk of -35.53%, which is the largest price decline experienced over the last three years. This fund has a three year standard deviation of 42.2%. This fund has experienced excessive volatility in its monthly performance over the last 36 months. As of 2/28/2018, the fund was trading at a price of $21.35, which is 10.3% below its 52-week high of $23.81 and 2.4% above its 52-week low of $20.84.
Low expense ratio helps performance. On total assets of $6.70 billion, GDX maintains a low expense ratio compared to its Sector - Precious Metals peers of just 0.51% to cover all operating costs. Brokerage costs for the fund to buy and sell shares are not included in the expense ratio. As GDX is an exchange traded fund, it has no front end or back end load.
The VanEck Vectors Gold Miners 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.