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VanEck Vectors Africa ETF

AFK - Snapshot

Vitals

  • YTD Return 6.5%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return -2.9%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 5.2%
  • Net Assets $53.9 M
  • Holdings in Top 10 49.2%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$21.75
$13.85
$22.13

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.92%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 37.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

  • Standard (Taxable) N/A
  • IRA N/A

Fund Classification


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Overview

Income Profile

Income Risk

Returns Profile

Allocations

Expenses

About

$93.44

-0.58%

$7.58 B

0.67%

$0.63

8.54%

0.59%

$13.18

+0.15%

$4.92 B

1.88%

$0.25

14.11%

-

$61.32

+0.26%

$4.87 B

-

-

126.65%

0.19%

$35.38

+0.23%

$3.72 B

1.82%

$0.64

13.88%

0.51%

$32.81

+0.64%

$3.49 B

2.23%

$0.73

12.77%

0.51%

AFK - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 6.7%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return -2.9%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 5.2%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency N/A
  • Net Income Ratio 3.00%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    VanEck Vectors Africa Index ETF
  • Fund Family Name
    VanEck
  • Inception Date
    Jul 10, 2008
  • Shares Outstanding
    2600000
  • Share Class
    N/A
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Hao-Hung (Peter) Liao

Fund Description

The fund normally invests at least 80% of its total assets in securities that comprise the fund's benchmark index. The index includes local listings of companies that are incorporated in Africa and listings of companies incorporated outside of Africa but that have at least 50% of their revenues/related assets in Africa.


AFK - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period AFK Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 6.5% -12.3% 159.7% 63.39%
1 Yr 67.8% 20.2% 158.8% 26.32%
3 Yr -2.9%* -16.1% 18.4% 79.28%
5 Yr 5.2%* -10.0% 18.9% 75.26%
10 Yr -1.5%* -7.6% 12.8% 80.30%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period AFK Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2020 0.4% -50.2% 268.0% 53.15%
2019 3.2% -19.5% 46.8% 83.78%
2018 -20.9% -43.5% 14.1% 73.08%
2017 25.6% -29.3% 409.6% 31.87%
2016 11.2% -39.7% 262.7% 40.66%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period AFK Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 6.7% -10.3% 157.0% 66.07%
1 Yr 67.8% 20.2% 158.8% 26.32%
3 Yr -2.9%* -16.1% 18.4% 79.28%
5 Yr 5.2%* -10.0% 18.9% 75.26%
10 Yr -1.5%* -7.6% 12.8% 80.30%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period AFK Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2020 0.4% -50.2% 48.6% 50.45%
2019 3.2% -19.5% 46.8% 83.78%
2018 -20.9% -43.5% 14.1% 73.08%
2017 25.6% -29.3% 55.0% 32.97%
2016 11.2% -39.7% 99.4% 36.26%

AFK - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

AFK Category Low Category High AFK % Rank
Net Assets 53.9 M 670 K 7.58 B 64.35%
Number of Holdings 78 13 746 18.26%
Net Assets in Top 10 27 M 424 K 3.89 B 67.83%
Weighting of Top 10 49.23% 12.4% 94.2% 79.13%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Naspers Ltd Class N 8.94%
  2. Naspers Ltd Class N 8.94%
  3. Naspers Ltd Class N 8.94%
  4. Naspers Ltd Class N 8.94%
  5. Naspers Ltd Class N 8.94%
  6. Naspers Ltd Class N 8.94%
  7. Naspers Ltd Class N 8.94%
  8. Naspers Ltd Class N 8.94%
  9. Naspers Ltd Class N 8.94%
  10. Naspers Ltd Class N 8.94%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High AFK % Rank
Stocks
99.83% 46.28% 107.85% 23.48%
Cash
0.17% -0.85% 17.44% 70.43%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 2.51% 33.04%
Other
0.00% -13.99% 36.29% 34.78%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.39% 31.30%
Bonds
0.00% -1.30% 2.10% 29.57%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High AFK % Rank
Financial Services
33.15% 0.00% 62.29% 20.18%
Communication Services
25.85% 0.00% 28.78% 2.63%
Basic Materials
25.09% 0.00% 52.11% 5.26%
Consumer Cyclical
6.69% 0.00% 34.08% 43.86%
Consumer Defense
5.43% 0.00% 30.91% 55.26%
Healthcare
1.27% 0.00% 37.71% 62.28%
Energy
1.19% 0.00% 44.91% 66.67%
Real Estate
0.49% 0.00% 26.51% 72.81%
Industrials
0.43% 0.00% 42.35% 96.49%
Utilities
0.41% 0.00% 30.89% 75.44%
Technology
0.01% 0.00% 47.97% 77.19%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High AFK % Rank
Non US
99.35% 0.00% 106.23% 41.74%
US
0.48% 0.00% 46.28% 33.04%

AFK - Expenses

Operational Fees

AFK Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.92% 0.09% 21.28% 29.73%
Management Fee 0.50% 0.00% 1.35% 20.87%
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.08% 0.15% N/A

Sales Fees

AFK Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 3.50% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 1.00% N/A

Trading Fees

AFK Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 2.00% 2.00% N/A

Related Fees

Turnover provides investors a proxy for the trading fees incurred by mutual fund managers who frequently adjust position allocations. Higher turnover means higher trading fees.

AFK Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 37.00% 2.00% 372.66% 74.11%

AFK - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

AFK Category Low Category High AFK % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 4.10% 74.78%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

AFK Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Quarterly Annually

Net Income Ratio Analysis

AFK Category Low Category High AFK % Rank
Net Income Ratio 3.00% -2.81% 11.79% 25.00%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

AFK Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Annually

Dividend Payout History

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AFK - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Hao-Hung (Peter) Liao


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jul 10, 2008

12.73

12.7%

Mr. Liao has been employed by Van Eck Associates Corporation as an analyst since the summer of 2004 and has been a portfolio manager since 2006. Mr. Liao graduated from New York University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Mathematics. He is a CFA charterholder.

Guo Hua (Jason) Jin


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Mar 12, 2018

3.05

3.1%

Guo Hua (Jason) Jin has been employed by Van Eck Associates Corporation as an analyst since January 2007 and has been a portfolio manager since 2018. Mr. Jin graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Financial Analysis.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.24 30.63 5.88 4.96