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Celebrating 50 years of gold investing

Many firms talk about raising the bar, but when it comes to gold-related investments, VanEck literally created the bar. For 50 years and counting, we have continued to maintain and demonstrate our leadership in gold investing. 

Arising from the foresight and conviction of founder John van Eck, VanEck launched the nation’s first gold equity fund (INIVX) in 1968 and also issued the first gold miners ETF (GDX) in 2006.


  • GDX
    VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF 
    Comprehensive portfolio of global gold miners
  • GDXJ
    VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF
    Early stage and exploratory global gold miners
  • OUNZ
    VanEck Merk® Gold Trust
    Physical gold with option for delivery

Mutual fund

    VanEck International Investors Gold Fund
    Actively investing across gold mining firms, the Fund and Portfolio Manager Joe Foster have won multiple domestic and international awards.

Gold Lipper Award


Still Shining Bright

CEO Jan van Eck discusses VanEck’s history in gold investing and the strategy’s contribution to the firm’s growth and guiding investment philosophy.


VanEck’s golden history

VanEck’s history in gold-related investments exemplifies the firm’s ability to uncover opportunities beyond conventional asset classes. 



Monthly trends currently impacting the gold and gold equity markets.

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