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RAAX
VanEck Vectors Real Asset Allocation ETF

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Fund Description

VanEck Vectors® Real Asset Allocation ETF (the "Fund") seeks long-term total return. In pursuing long-term total return, the Fund seeks to maximize real returns while seeking to reduce downside risk during sustained market declines by allocating primarily to exchange-traded products that provide exposure to real assets, which include commodities, real estate, natural resources, and infrastructure. The Fund seeks to reduce downside risk by using a rules-based approach to determine when to allocate a portion of the Fund's assets to cash and cash equivalents.

 
 

  • Fund Ticker

    RAAX
  • Exchange

    NYSE Arca
  • Administrator

    Van Eck Absolute Return Advisers Corporation
  • Custodian

    State Street Bank and Trust Company

 
as of 03/02/21

  • 30-Day SEC Yield1

    1.19%
  • Total Net Assets

    $17.8M
  • Number of Holdings

    16
  • Options

    Expected
  • Gross Expense Ratio2

    1.35%
  • Net Expense Ratio/TER2

    0.78%
  • Distribution Frequency

    Annual
Why Invest?

Key Points

  • Comprehensive allocation strategy that invests across commodities, natural resources equities, REITs, MLPs, and infrastructure.

  • Seeks to reduce volatility by responding to changing market environments including the ability to allocate to cash during market stress.

  • Optimized allocation process considers various inputs to select real asset investments to manage overall portfolio risk and maintain real asset exposure across all market environments.

Trading Information

  • Fund Ticker

    RAAX
  • NAV

    RAAXNV
  • Intraday NAV (IIV)4

    RAAXIV
  • Shares Outstanding

    750,000
  • Estimated Cash

    RAAXEU
  • Total Cash

    RAAXTC
  • CUSIP

    92189F130
  • ISIN

    US92189F1306
Source: Bloomberg

Fees and Expenses2

  • Management Fee

    0.50%
  • Other Expenses

    0.62%
  • Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses

    0.23%
  • Gross Expense Ratio

    1.35%
  • Fee Waivers and
    Expense Reimbursement

    -0.57%
  • Net Expense Ratio/TER2

    0.78%
2Expenses for RAAX are capped contractually at 0.55% until February 1, 2022. Cap excludes acquired fund fees and expenses, interest expense, trading expenses, taxes and extraordinary expenses.

Investment Professionals

  • Portfolio Manager for Global Asset Allocation Strategy, Real Asset Allocation Strategy, and Municipal Allocation Strategy; Head of the VanEck Quantitative Investment Solutions (QIS) Team
  • Joined VanEck in 2012
  • Prior to VanEck, Director and Portfolio Manager within the UBS Portfolio Strategy Group
  • Previously, sales and client relationship roles at Oppenheimer & Co. and Georgeson, Inc.
  • MBA, Finance, New York University
  • BS, Business Economics, State University of New York College at Cortland
  • Deputy Portfolio Manager for Global Asset Allocation Strategy, Real Asset Allocation Strategy, and Municipal Allocation Strategy
  • Joined VanEck in 2007
  • Prior to his current role, served as Settlements Supervisor and Administrator at VanEck
  • BS, Business Administration (concentration in Financial Analysis), State University of New York at Buffalo

Prices as of 03/02/21

NAV/
Market Price
Volume
30-Day Avg./
Last Trading Day
Daily Change
NAV/
Last Price
YTD Change
NAV/
Last Price
Premium/
Discount
Prem/Discount
Distribution Charts
NAV &
Prem/Discount
History
30-Day
Median
Bid Ask
Spread
NAV
Chart
RAAX $23.67
$23.69
4,117
790
-$0.09 / -0.37%
$-0.04 / -0.15%
+13.17%
+13.08%
$0.02
0.09%
0.17%

Premium/Discount History as of 03/02/21

Calendar Year 2019 1Q 2020 2Q 2020 3Q 2020 4Q 2020 Premium/Discount Charts NAV & Prem/Discount History
Days closed at a premium 176 36 9 20 24
RAAX Days closed at NAV 38 9 6 10 10
Days closed at a discount 38 17 48 34 30

Performance History: Average Annual Total Returns* (%)

1 MO 3 MO YTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR LIFE
04/09/18
RAAX (NAV) 7.21 19.90 7.21 -5.35 -- -- -- -0.97
RAAX (Share Price) 7.40 20.24 7.40 -5.13 -- -- -- -0.92
Bloomberg Commodity Index 2.63 11.51 2.63 7.31 -- -- -- -1.88
1 MO 3 MO YTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR LIFE
04/09/18
RAAX (NAV) 0.44 10.14 -13.73 -13.73 -- -- -- -3.50
RAAX (Share Price) 0.18 10.07 -13.72 -13.72 -- -- -- -3.51
Bloomberg Commodity Index 4.97 10.19 -3.12 -3.12 -- -- -- -2.86

All Holdings (%) as of 03/02/21 Download All Fund Holdings »

Total Holdings: 16
Ticker
Holding Name
Identifier (FIGI)
Shares Asset Class Market Value
(US$)
% of Net
Assets
PDBC US
Invesco Optimum Yield Diversified Commo
BBG007HL81C5
207,716
Stock 3,587,255 20.20
VNQ US
Vanguard Real Estate ETF
BBG000Q89NG6
28,436
Stock 2,485,591 14.00
OUNZ US
VanEck Merk Gold Shares
BBG002WYN8V8
117,271
Stock 1,980,707 11.16
SMOG US
VanEck Vectors Low Carbon Energy ETF
BBG000R18YM0
8,664
Stock 1,412,128 7.95
EINC US
VanEck Vectors Energy Income ETF
BBG002QM2M43
20,459
Stock 960,311 5.41
MOO US
VanEck Vectors Agribusiness ETF
BBG000KJ4073
10,666
Stock 921,009 5.19
IGF US
iShares Global Infrastructure ETF
BBG000T1GGF6
19,263
Stock 842,178 4.74
XLE US
Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund
BBG000BJ20S2
16,414
Stock 806,420 4.54
GBTC US
Grayscale Bitcoin Trust Btc
BBG008748J88
18,073
Other 797,381 4.49
GDX US
VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF
BBG000PLNQN7
24,089
Stock 769,884 4.34
FRAK US
VanEck Vectors Unconventional Oil & Gas
BBG002N8R5N6
5,740
Stock 609,934 3.44
OIH US
VanEck Vectors Oil Services ETF
BBG000D02J82
2,975
Stock 606,811 3.42
GLDM US
SPDR Gold MiniShares Trust
BBG00L8YYP89
28,940
Stock 499,215 2.81
IAU US
iShares Gold Trust
BBG000QLKDR4
30,201
Stock 498,619 2.81
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iShares Msci Global Metals & Mining Pro
BBG002GKR8T5
11,245
Stock 488,483 2.75
SLX US
VanEck Vectors Steel ETF
BBG000Q54VZ8
9,296
Stock 476,606 2.68
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Other/Cash
--
--
Cash 13,231 0.07
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These are not recommendations to buy or to sell any security. Securities and holdings will vary at times. The holdings presented reflect unsettled trade activity from creation and/or redemption transactions from the prior business day and may differ from the holdings information used to calculate the Fund's net asset value. The adjusted shares outstanding is 750,000. This includes any changes in shares outstanding due to creations or redemptions on the previous business day, and may differ from the information used to calculate the fund's net asset value.