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MOAT
VanEck Vectors Morningstar Wide Moat ETF

  • The latest quarterly review of MOAT’s Index, the Morningstar® Wide Moat Focus IndexSM(MWMFTR or “the Index”), on June 19, 2020 led to increased weightings for many stocks added in the previous rebalance. Also notable was the further reduction in FAANG stocks exposure from already low levels and the addition of well-known consumer brands, including Coca-Cola, Tiffany and Yum! Brands.
  • Index reviews during market volatility and sell-offs have, at times historically, benefited the index. Most recently, the Index allocated to many oversold semiconductor companies at the end of December 2018. Many of those companies helped fuel 2019 outperformance.
  • We believe MOAT’s valuations remain attractive signaling upside potential if the market recognizes the mispricing of the portfolio stocks based on Morningstar’s fair value assessments.

Read more in our latest Moat Investing blog.

Fund Description

VanEck Vectors Morningstar Wide Moat ETF (MOAT®) seeks to replicate as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the price and yield performance of the Morningstar® Wide Moat Focus IndexSM (MWMFTR), which is intended to track the overall performance of attractively priced companies with sustainable competitive advantages according to Morningstar's equity research team.

Why MOAT?

 
 

  • Fund Ticker

    MOAT
  • Exchange

    Cboe
  • ETF Structure

    Physical
  • Administrator

    Van Eck Associates
  • Custodian

    State Street Bank and Trust Company
  • Index Ticker

    MWMFTR
  • Index Reconstitution

    Semi-Annually, Staggered quarterly

 
as of 07/15/20

  • 30-Day SEC Yield1

    1.99%
  • Total Net Assets

    $3.4B
  • Number of Holdings

    49
  • Options

    Available
  • Gross Expense Ratio2

    0.48%
  • Net Expense Ratio/TER2

    0.48%
  • Distribution Frequency

    Annual

About Securities Lending


VanEck Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) may lend securities to generate additional income which may help reduce expenses. All net proceeds earned by VanEck Vectors ETFs in the securities lending process are allocated to the applicable ETF after subtracting fees payable to the lending agent.

Securities lending is an established practice that involves the lending of securities from a lender (“Fund”) to a third-party (“Borrower”). In return, the Borrower posts collateral — typically cash or U.S. Government securities — in an amount equal to at least 102% of the value of the borrowed securities. Over the course of the loan term, the Fund will receive any interest or dividends on the securities loaned. Moreover, the Borrower will pay a fee, as well as any interest earned on the investment of the cash collateral.

The primary risk in securities lending is that a Borrower may default on its commitment to return securities that are on loan. If this occurs and the value of the liquidated collateral does not exceed the cost of repurchasing the securities, the Fund may suffer a loss with respect to the shortfall. This risk and others are described in more detail in the statutory prospectus, under "Lending Portfolio Securities".

Collateral Holdings Summary as of 05/31/20

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Type
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Cash
21.24
Securities
78.00

Securities Lending Summary as of 05/31/20

Data Point %
Securities Lending Return (% of AUM, YTD) 0.03
Average On-Loan (% of AUM, YTD) 2.89
Maximum On-Loan (% of AUM, YTD) 33.00
Collateralization (% of Loan, YTD) 102.19

Important Details About Securities Lending

The primary risk in securities lending is that a Borrower may default on its commitment to return securities that are on loan. If this occurs and the value of the liquidated collateral does not exceed the cost of repurchasing the securities, the Fund may suffer a loss with respect to the shortfall. This risk and others are described in more detail in the statutory prospectus, under Lending Portfolio Securities.

The Top 10 Collateral Holdings table relates to securities obtained as collateral under the securities lending program. The information displayed comes from the securities lending administrator and is not necessarily all inclusive.

The Securities Lending Summary table reflects year-to-date information. Securities Lending Return is calculated using net securities lending revenues to the Fund divided by the total net assets as of month end of the Fund. Average On-Loan is the average market value of securities on loan compared to the total net assets as of month end of the Fund. Maximum On-Loan is not to exceed 33%, but the daily percentage on loan figure may increase or decrease over time. Collateralization is the amount of collateral received for the securities on loan divided by the market value of the securities on loan.

The Fund may lend up to 33% of its investments requiring that the loan be continuously collateralized by cash, U.S. Government or U.S. Government agency securities, shares of an investment trust or mutual fund, or any combination of cash and such securities at all times equal to at least 102% (105% for foreign securities) of the market value plus accrued interest on the securities loaned.