VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF

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GDX : n.a. : Financial
$21.37 up 0.71 | 3.44%
Today's Range: 20.9 - 21.495
Avg. Daily Volume: 7.86984E7
12/02/16 - 4:00 PM ET
  • Last Ratings Update:10/31/2016
  • Price as of 10/31/2016 :$24.52
  • Net Assets:$6,704.2 Million
  • NAV:$23.83
  • Premium2.9%
  • Peer Rank:10 of 38
  • Investment Rating:C-
  • Performance:C+
  • RiskC-
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We rate VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF at C-. Positive factors that influence this rating include a low price volatility, low expense structure and long term portfolio management tenure. The fund invests approximately 100% of its assets in stocks and may be considered for investors seeking a Sector - Precious Metals strategy.


Total return ranks below peers over the last three years. The VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF has returned an annual rate of -3.95% since inception. More recently, the fund has generated a total return of -16.61% in the last five years, 0.44% in the last three years, and 60.50% in the last year. How does that compare to other equity funds? In the last five years, it has outperformed 5% of them. It has also outpaced 34% of its competitors on a three year basis and 98% of them over the last year for the period ending 10/31/2016. On a year to date basis, GDX has returned 73.54%.

Downside risk has been above average. GDX has a draw down risk of -48.59%, which is the largest price decline experienced over the last three years. This fund has a three year standard deviation of 48.5%. This fund has experienced excessive volatility in its monthly performance over the last 36 months. As of 10/31/2016, the fund was trading at a price of $24.52, which is 7.7% below its 52-week high of $26.57 and 9.0% above its 52-week low of $22.50.

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.

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