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Income Investing Insights

VanEck Vectors Income ETFs

Ticker Fund Name 30 Day SEC Yield (%)3 Duration (Yrs) Gross Expense Net Expense
International Bond
CBON ChinaAMC China Bond ETF 3.00 1.572 3.53 0.50
EMAG Emerging Markets Aggregate Bond ETF 2.82 5.552 1.49 0.35
HYEM Emerging Markets High Yield Bond ETF 4.81 3.162 0.47 0.40
GRNB Green Bond ETF 1.31 5.362 0.83 0.20
IHY International High Yield Bond ETF 3.48 3.092 0.62 0.40
EMLC J.P. Morgan EM Local Currency Bond ETF 3.97 5.082 0.36 0.30
Corporate Bond
ANGL Fallen Angel High Yield Bond ETF 3.41 6.622 0.43 0.35
FLTR Investment Grade Floating Rate ETF 0.44 0.112 0.40 0.14
MBBB Moody's Analytics BBB Corporate Bond ETF 2.11 6.932 0.25 0.25
MIG Moody's Analytics IG Corporate Bond ETF 2.01 7.132 0.20 0.20
Municipal Bond
XMPT CEF Municipal Income ETF 3.95 -- 2.02 2.02
HYD High Yield Muni ETF 2.92 5.161 0.35 0.35
ITM Intermediate Muni ETF 0.77 5.851 0.24 0.24
MLN Long Muni ETF 1.58 6.411 0.24 0.24
MAAX Muni Allocation ETF 2.74 5.961 0.35 0.35
SHYD Short High Yield Muni ETF 2.04 4.021 0.35 0.35
SMB Short Muni ETF 0.22 3.151 0.20 0.20
Equity Income
BIZD BDC Income ETF 9.66 -- 10.31 10.24
EINC Energy Income ETF 6.82 -- 0.45 0.45
DURA Morningstar Durable Dividend ETF 3.57 -- 0.73 0.29
MORT Mortgage REIT Income ETF 8.71 -- 0.50 0.41
PFXF Preferred Securities ex Financials ETF 5.29 -- 0.44 0.41
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Morningstar ETF Category Flows

Estimated Net Flow ($M)
Morningstar Category Name 1-Mo QTD YTD 1-Yr
Short-Term Bond 3,024 3,024 3,024 34,175
Intermediate Government 2,941 2,941 2,941 10,788
Bank Loan 1,847 1,847 1,847 110
Muni National Interm 1,542 1,542 1,542 9,607
Muni National Short 648 648 648 3,564
Emerging Markets Bond 262 262 262 3,990
Muni National Long 242 242 242 480
High Yield Muni 242 242 242 121
World Bond 124 124 124 254
Long-Term Bond -184 -184 -184 3,756
Short Government -352 -352 -352 8,815
Ultrashort Bond -1,149 -1,149 -1,149 2,253
Long Government -1,822 -1,822 -1,822 -7,031
High Yield Bond -3,462 -3,462 -3,462 18,977
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Source: Morningstar (as of 01/31/21). Not representative of fund or fund indices.

Investment Category Yields

Yield to Worst (%)
Category 01/31/21 12/31/20 01/31/20
EM USD High Yield Aggregate 6.04 5.87 8.01
EM USD Sovereigns 4.72 4.55 4.78
Global High Yield Corporates 4.29 4.28 5.25
EM Local Currency Sovereigns 4.27 4.22 4.99
U.S. High Yield Corporates 4.25 4.24 5.62
High Yield Municipals 3.55 3.82 3.61
EM USD High Yield + IG Corps 3.35 3.32 4.22
U.S. Corporates 1.86 1.74 2.58
Preferred Securities 1.38 0.29 1.09
U.S. Aggregate 1.17 1.12 2.02
10 Year Treasuries 1.09 0.92 1.52
Municipals 0.95 1.07 1.47
Global Aggregate 0.88 0.83 1.25
TIPS 0.77 0.69 1.63
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FactSet (as of dates indicated). See end for Index Names. Not representative of fund or fund indices. Please see standard performance for these categories below. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

U.S. Yield Curves

Treasury Yield Curve

Muncipal AAA Yield Curve

Source: Bloomberg (as of 01/31/21).

Global 10-Year Sovereign Yields (%)

Source: FactSet and Bloomberg (as of 01/31/21). Based on local currency prices. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

Investment Category Total Returns (%)

Month-End 01/31/2021 Quarter-End 12/31/2020
Investment Category 1 MO* YTD* 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR
U.S. Aggregate -0.72 -0.72 7.45 5.31 4.42
U.S. High Yield Corporates 0.37 0.37 6.12 5.85 8.40
Global High Yield Corporates 0.04 0.04 7.97 5.87 8.44
EM USD High Yield Aggregate -1.02 -1.02 4.22 3.44 7.02
EM USD High Yield + IG Corps -0.35 -0.35 7.75 6.29 7.27
EM Local Currency Sovereigns -1.07 -1.07 2.67 2.99 6.69
EM USD Sovereigns -1.09 -1.09 5.22 5.02 7.05
U.S. Corporates -1.28 -1.28 9.81 7.02 6.71
U.S. REITs -0.51 -0.51 8.40 6.69 6.07
Global Aggregate -0.88 -0.88 9.12 4.82 4.77
TIPS 0.33 0.33 10.90 5.89 5.06
Municipals 0.64 0.64 5.17 4.62 3.89
High Yield Municipals 2.09 2.09 4.85 6.70 6.53
10 Year Treasuries -1.62 -1.62 10.49 6.35 4.16
Preferred Securities -2.06 -2.06 6.74 6.25 6.04
U.S. Dividend Stocks 0.67 0.67 -4.53 3.37 9.21
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VanEck Vectors Income ETF Total Returns (%)

Month-End 01/31/21 Quarter-End 12/31/20
Ticker Fund Name 1 MO* YTD* 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR LIFE Commenced
International Bond
CBON ChinaAMC China Bond ETF 0.78 0.78 11.13 4.94 2.94 2.49 11/10/14
EMAG Emerging Markets Aggregate Bond ETF -0.72 -0.72 4.92 4.68 6.25 3.21 05/11/11
HYEM Emerging Markets High Yield Bond ETF 0.31 0.31 6.75 4.96 7.56 5.64 05/08/12
GRNB Green Bond ETF -0.13 -0.13 7.62 2.87 -- 4.76 03/03/17
IHY International High Yield Bond ETF 0.11 0.11 8.59 5.30 7.73 5.73 04/02/12
EMLC J.P. Morgan EM Local Currency Bond ETF -0.80 -0.80 2.98 1.47 5.31 1.32 07/22/10
Corporate Bond
ANGL Fallen Angel High Yield Bond ETF 0.78 0.78 13.33 7.98 11.59 8.88 04/10/12
FLTR Investment Grade Floating Rate ETF 0.35 0.35 1.66 2.52 2.48 1.61 04/25/11
MBBB Moody's Analytics BBB Corporate Bond ETF -0.46 -0.46 -- -- -- 1.14 12/01/20
MIG Moody's Analytics IG Corporate Bond ETF -0.52 -0.52 -- -- -- 0.92 12/01/20
Municipal Bond
XMPT CEF Municipal Income ETF 1.41 1.41 7.32 6.71 5.97 6.56 07/12/11
HYD High Yield Muni ETF 2.25 2.25 -0.05 3.67 4.32 6.90 02/04/09
ITM Intermediate Muni ETF 0.82 0.82 5.66 4.79 3.97 4.50 12/04/07
MLN Long Muni ETF 1.17 1.17 6.37 5.14 4.79 4.45 01/02/08
MAAX Muni Allocation ETF 1.33 1.33 0.32 -- -- 2.33 05/15/19
SHYD Short High Yield Muni ETF 1.92 1.92 1.80 3.81 2.99 3.01 01/13/14
SMB Short Muni ETF 0.46 0.46 3.22 2.90 1.98 2.37 02/22/08
Equity Income
BIZD BDC Income ETF 4.68 4.68 -7.13 4.25 7.26 3.95 02/11/13
EINC Energy Income ETF 4.13 4.13 -20.50 -9.24 -1.83 -12.34 03/12/12
DURA Morningstar Durable Dividend ETF -1.78 -1.78 0.43 -- -- 9.15 10/30/18
MORT Mortgage REIT Income ETF 0.46 0.46 -21.89 -3.23 5.67 5.41 08/16/11
PFXF Preferred Securities ex Financials ETF -0.41 -0.41 7.99 7.49 7.30 6.20 07/16/12
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Month-End 01/31/21 Quarter-End 12/31/20
Ticker Fund Name 1 MO* YTD* 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR LIFE Commenced
International Bond
CBON ChinaAMC China Bond ETF 1.02 1.02 12.07 5.42 3.24 2.54 11/10/14
EMAG Emerging Markets Aggregate Bond ETF -1.01 -1.01 5.50 4.97 6.88 3.30 05/11/11
HYEM Emerging Markets High Yield Bond ETF -0.41 -0.41 6.89 5.23 7.85 5.72 05/08/12
GRNB Green Bond ETF -0.27 -0.27 8.02 2.94 -- 4.91 03/03/17
IHY International High Yield Bond ETF -0.32 -0.32 8.64 5.34 7.97 5.74 04/02/12
EMLC J.P. Morgan EM Local Currency Bond ETF -1.48 -1.48 3.11 1.51 5.36 1.34 07/22/10
Corporate Bond
ANGL Fallen Angel High Yield Bond ETF 0.30 0.30 13.18 8.06 11.72 8.93 04/10/12
FLTR Investment Grade Floating Rate ETF 0.54 0.54 1.58 2.48 2.54 1.61 04/25/11
MBBB Moody's Analytics BBB Corporate Bond ETF -0.64 -0.64 -- -- -- 1.40 12/01/20
MIG Moody's Analytics IG Corporate Bond ETF -0.66 -0.66 -- -- -- 1.12 12/01/20
Municipal Bond
XMPT CEF Municipal Income ETF 1.19 1.19 7.60 6.86 5.94 6.60 07/12/11
HYD High Yield Muni ETF 2.39 2.39 0.14 3.82 4.28 6.90 02/04/09
ITM Intermediate Muni ETF 0.57 0.57 5.89 4.97 3.95 4.52 12/04/07
MLN Long Muni ETF 1.32 1.32 6.15 5.19 4.75 4.44 01/02/08
MAAX Muni Allocation ETF 1.25 1.25 0.26 -- -- 2.34 05/15/19
SHYD Short High Yield Muni ETF 2.44 2.44 1.57 4.09 3.36 3.02 01/13/14
SMB Short Muni ETF 0.56 0.56 3.31 3.22 2.05 2.39 02/22/08
Equity Income
BIZD BDC Income ETF 4.46 4.46 -7.26 4.26 7.25 3.98 02/11/13
EINC Energy Income ETF 3.97 3.97 -20.08 -9.18 -1.79 -12.37 03/12/12
DURA Morningstar Durable Dividend ETF -1.61 -1.61 0.40 -- -- 9.15 10/30/18
MORT Mortgage REIT Income ETF 0.36 0.36 -21.69 -3.22 5.61 5.42 08/16/11
PFXF Preferred Securities ex Financials ETF -0.60 -0.60 7.67 7.45 7.44 6.20 07/16/12
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Month-End 01/31/2021 Quarter-End 12/31/2020
Ticker Fund Name 1 MO* YTD* 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR LIFE Commenced
International Bond
CBON ChinaAMC China Bond ETF NAV 0.78 0.78 11.13 4.94 2.94 2.49 11/10/14
Price 1.02 1.02 12.07 5.42 3.24 2.54
EMAG Emerging Markets Aggregate Bond ETF NAV -0.72 -0.72 4.92 4.68 6.25 3.21 05/11/11
Price -1.01 -1.01 5.50 4.97 6.88 3.30
HYEM Emerging Markets High Yield Bond ETF NAV 0.31 0.31 6.75 4.96 7.56 5.64 05/08/12
Price -0.41 -0.41 6.89 5.23 7.85 5.72
GRNB Green Bond ETF NAV -0.13 -0.13 7.62 2.87 -- 4.76 03/03/17
Price -0.27 -0.27 8.02 2.94 -- 4.91
IHY International High Yield Bond ETF NAV 0.11 0.11 8.59 5.30 7.73 5.73 04/02/12
Price -0.32 -0.32 8.64 5.34 7.97 5.74
EMLC J.P. Morgan EM Local Currency Bond ETF NAV -0.80 -0.80 2.98 1.47 5.31 1.32 07/22/10
Price -1.48 -1.48 3.11 1.51 5.36 1.34
Corporate Bond
ANGL Fallen Angel High Yield Bond ETF NAV 0.78 0.78 13.33 7.98 11.59 8.88 04/10/12
Price 0.30 0.30 13.18 8.06 11.72 8.93
FLTR Investment Grade Floating Rate ETF NAV 0.35 0.35 1.66 2.52 2.48 1.61 04/25/11
Price 0.54 0.54 1.58 2.48 2.54 1.61
MBBB Moody's Analytics BBB Corporate Bond ETF NAV -0.46 -0.46 -- -- -- 1.14 12/01/20
Price -0.64 -0.64 -- -- -- 1.40
MIG Moody's Analytics IG Corporate Bond ETF NAV -0.52 -0.52 -- -- -- 0.92 12/01/20
Price -0.66 -0.66 -- -- -- 1.12
Municipal Bond
XMPT CEF Municipal Income ETF NAV 1.41 1.41 7.32 6.71 5.97 6.56 07/12/11
Price 1.19 1.19 7.60 6.86 5.94 6.60
HYD High Yield Muni ETF NAV 2.25 2.25 -0.05 3.67 4.32 6.90 02/04/09
Price 2.39 2.39 0.14 3.82 4.28 6.90
ITM Intermediate Muni ETF NAV 0.82 0.82 5.66 4.79 3.97 4.50 12/04/07
Price 0.57 0.57 5.89 4.97 3.95 4.52
MLN Long Muni ETF NAV 1.17 1.17 6.37 5.14 4.79 4.45 01/02/08
Price 1.32 1.32 6.15 5.19 4.75 4.44
MAAX Muni Allocation ETF NAV 1.33 1.33 0.32 -- -- 2.33 05/15/19
Price 1.25 1.25 0.26 -- -- 2.34
SHYD Short High Yield Muni ETF NAV 1.92 1.92 1.80 3.81 2.99 3.01 01/13/14
Price 2.44 2.44 1.57 4.09 3.36 3.02
SMB Short Muni ETF NAV 0.46 0.46 3.22 2.90 1.98 2.37 02/22/08
Price 0.56 0.56 3.31 3.22 2.05 2.39
Equity Income
BIZD BDC Income ETF NAV 4.68 4.68 -7.13 4.25 7.26 3.95 02/11/13
Price 4.46 4.46 -7.26 4.26 7.25 3.98
EINC Energy Income ETF NAV 4.13 4.13 -20.50 -9.24 -1.83 -12.34 03/12/12
Price 3.97 3.97 -20.08 -9.18 -1.79 -12.37
DURA Morningstar Durable Dividend ETF NAV -1.78 -1.78 0.43 -- -- 9.15 10/30/18
Price -1.61 -1.61 0.40 -- -- 9.15
MORT Mortgage REIT Income ETF NAV 0.46 0.46 -21.89 -3.23 5.67 5.41 08/16/11
Price 0.36 0.36 -21.69 -3.22 5.61 5.42
PFXF Preferred Securities ex Financials ETF NAV -0.41 -0.41 7.99 7.49 7.30 6.20 07/16/12
Price -0.60 -0.60 7.67 7.45 7.44 6.20

VanEck Vectors Monthly ETF Yield Monitor

VanEck Vectors Monthly ETF Yield Monitor