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REMX
VanEck Vectors Rare Earth/Strategic Metals ETF

Fund Description

VanEck Vectors® Rare Earth/Strategic Metals ETF (REMX®) seeks to replicate as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the price and yield performance of the MVIS® Global Rare Earth/Strategic Metals Index (MVREMXTR), which is intended to track the overall performance of companies involved in producing, refining, and recycling of rare earth and strategic metals and minerals.

 
 

  • Fund Ticker

    REMX
  • Exchange

    NYSE Arca
  • Commencement

    10/27/2010
  • ETF Structure

    Physical
  • Administrator

    Van Eck Associates
  • Custodian

    Bank of New York Mellon
  • Index Ticker

    MVREMXTR
  • Index Rebalancing

    Quarterly

 
as of 06/18/19

  • 30-Day SEC Yield1

    0.48%
  • Total Net Assets

    $247.4M
  • Number of Holdings

    21
  • Options

    Available
  • Gross Expense Ratio2

    0.63%
  • Net Expense Ratio/TER2

    0.59%
  • Distribution Frequency

    Annual
  • Next Distribution Date

    12/20/2019

Morningstar™ Ratings3
as of 05/31/2019

Category Overall 3 Year 5 Year
Equity Precious Metals
3 stars of 66 Funds
5 stars of 66 Funds
1 stars of 64 Funds

What Are Rare Earth/Strategic Metals? How Are They Used?

Rare earth/strategic metals are industrial metals that are typically mined as by-products in operations focused on precious metals and base metals. Compared to base metals, they have more specialized uses and are often more difficult to extract. Currently, some 49 elements in the periodic table are considered rare earth/strategic metals, and include cerium, manganese, titanium and tungsten. Strategic metals are used in myriad technologies such as jet engines, hybrid cars, steel alloys, wind turbines, flat screen televisions and cellular phones. Rare earth metals, a subset of strategic metals, are a collection of 17 chemical elements that are essential in many of today’s most advanced technologies, with particular applications in electronics. 

 

Key Points

One-Trade Access to the Rare Earth/Strategic Metals Industry
An industry that supplies key inputs to many common industrial and commercial goods
Pure Play with Global Scope
Companies must derive at least 50% of total revenues from the rare earth/strategic metals industry to be added to the Index and may include A-shares issued by Shanghai-listed companies trading via Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect
Convenient Customization 
Customize overall commodity exposure with targeted allocation to rare earth/strategic metals companies

Trading Information

  • Fund Ticker

    REMX
  • Index Total Return Ticker

    MVREMXTR
  • NAV

    REMXNV
  • Intraday NAV (IIV)4

    REMXIV
  • Shares Outstanding

    16,524,962
  • Estimated Cash

    REMXEU
  • Total Cash

    REMXTC
  • CUSIP

    92189F742
  • ISIN

    US92189F7428
Source: Bloomberg

Fees and Expenses2

  • Management Fee

    0.50%
  • Other Expenses

    0.13%
  • Gross Expense Ratio

    0.63%
  • Fee Waivers and
    Expense Reimbursement

    -0.04%
  • Net Expense Ratio/TER2

    0.59%
2Expenses for REMX are capped contractually at 0.57% until May 1, 2020. Cap excludes acquired fund fees and expenses, interest expense, trading expenses, taxes and extraordinary expenses.

Prices as of 06/18/19

NAV/
Last 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
NAV
Chart
REMX $14.97
$14.77
905,163
577,821
$0.04 / +0.26%
$0.01 / +0.07%
+10.43%
+8.92%
$-0.20
-1.35%

Performance History: Average Annual Total Returns* (%)

1 MO 3 MO YTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR LIFE
10/27/10
REMX (NAV) 3.47 -6.22 10.10 -34.66 3.49 -11.53 -- -14.57
REMX (Share Price) 5.23 -5.45 11.21 -33.85 3.15 -11.23 -- -14.47
MVREMXTR (Index) 3.80 -6.28 8.77 -35.58 2.73 -12.01 -- -15.12
Performance Differential (NAV - Index) -0.33 0.06 1.33 0.92 0.76 0.48 -- 0.55
1 MO 3 MO YTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR LIFE
10/27/10
REMX (NAV) -1.63 15.49 15.49 -36.78 8.10 -11.10 -- -14.35
REMX (Share Price) -1.44 15.93 15.93 -36.39 8.40 -10.98 -- -14.31
MVREMXTR (Index) -1.85 13.92 13.92 -37.40 7.27 -11.63 -- -14.93
Performance Differential (NAV - Index) 0.22 1.57 1.57 0.62 0.83 0.53 -- 0.58

Top 10 Holdings (%) as of 05/31/19 Daily Holdings

Total Holdings: 20
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Holding Name
Ticker
Shares Market Value
(US$)
% of Net
Assets
China Northern Rare Earth Group High-Te
600111 CH
13,236,897
25,024,277 9.38
Lynas Corp Ltd
LYC AU
11,272,375
23,883,005 8.95
Iluka Resources Ltd
ILU AU
2,860,158
19,237,744 7.21
China Molybdenum Co Ltd
603993 CH
29,733,851
17,243,048 6.46
Xiamen Tungsten Co Ltd
600549 CH
7,415,450
16,356,478 6.13
Assore Ltd
ASR SJ
564,540
14,747,526 5.53
Toho Titanium Co Ltd
5727 JP
1,423,947
14,002,665 5.25
Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt Co Ltd
603799 CH
3,327,475
13,753,944 5.15
Tronox Holdings Plc
TROX US
1,409,218
13,063,451 4.89
Pilbara Minerals Ltd
PLS AU
24,296,498
12,082,664 4.53
Top 10 Total (%) 63.48
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Country Weightings (%) as of 05/31/19

  • Country

    % of Net Assets
  • AUSTRALIA

    28.26
  • CHINA

    27.12
  • JAPAN

    9.39
  • UNITED STATES

    8.29
  • CANADA

    6.21
  • SOUTH AFRICA

    5.53
  • FRANCE

    4.34
  • NETHERLANDS

    3.99
  • UNITED KINGDOM

    3.52
  • BRAZIL

    3.39
  • Other/Cash

    -0.02

Sector Weightings (%) as of 05/31/19

  • Sector

    % of Net Assets
  • Materials

    100.0
  • Other/Cash

    0.0