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INIIX
International Investors Gold Fund - Class I

Market Updates*

  • We believe there is a compelling opportunity in the space today with gold reaching all-time highs and companies healthier than they’ve been at any time in the last 10-20 years.
  • In our view, financial market risks – including extreme monetary policies, negative real rates and unsustainable debt levels – remain persistent and pervasive and may continue to support higher gold prices for the foreseeable future.
  • Notable, too, is the historical performance of mid-tier and junior gold mining companies during similar periods of rising gold prices in the past, where such support levels have helped fuel outperformance of these companies relative to their larger-cap, senior/major mining peers.

Learn More | Miners Remain Undervalued Despite Gold’s Run

Market Updates*

  • We believe there is a compelling opportunity in the space today with gold reaching all-time highs and companies healthier than they’ve been at any time in the last 10-20 years.
  • In our view, financial market risks – including extreme monetary policies, negative real rates and unsustainable debt levels – remain persistent and pervasive and may continue to support higher gold prices for the foreseeable future.
  • Notable, too, is the historical performance of mid-tier and junior gold mining companies during similar periods of rising gold prices in the past, where such support levels have helped fuel outperformance of these companies relative to their larger-cap, senior/major mining peers.

Learn More | Miners Remain Undervalued Despite Gold’s Run

Daily Price as of 03/05/21

NAV DAILY CHANGE
$14.17 $0.05 / +0.4%

Class I Details: INIIX

INCEPTION DATE GROSS/NET EXPENSES1
1.09%/1.00%

Performance History: Average Annual Total Returns* (%)

1 MO 3 MO YTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR LIFE
(10/02/06)
VanEck International Investors Gold Fund: Class I
At Net Asset Value -11.88 -12.60 -18.14 28.07 13.97 13.36 -4.37 4.51
NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index2 -9.62 -9.10 -13.07 18.74 14.64 11.22 -5.26 0.17
1 MO 3 MO YTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR LIFE
(10/02/06)
VanEck International Investors Gold Fund: Class I
At Net Asset Value 6.77 -4.26 41.88 41.88 18.36 23.67 -2.74 6.05
NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index2 4.57 -7.49 23.69 23.69 16.75 22.45 -4.17 1.16

Growth of Hypothetical $10,000 Investment as of 02/28/2021

The graph above illustrates a hypothetical $10,000 investment in Class A shares of the VanEck International Investors Gold Fund invested at NAV versus its benchmark and other indices. Returns reflect capital appreciation and the reinvestment of dividends and capital gains, if any, as well as all fees and expenses, but do not reflect any sales load. All indices are unmanaged and include the reinvestment of all dividends, but do not reflect the payment of transaction costs, advisory fees or expenses that are associated with an investment in the Fund. An index’s performance is not illustrative of the Fund’s performance. Indices are not securities in which investments can be made. Results reflect past performance and do not guarantee future results.

Calendar Year Returns (%)(In USD)

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
VanEck International Investors Gold Fund: Class A
At Net Asset Value (NAV)
-21.52 -9.61 -48.91 -6.10 -24.63 53.12 13.03 -15.99 38.03 41.39
NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index2 -15.48 -8.46 -53.65 -11.99 -24.82 54.24 12.15 -8.67 40.89 23.69

The table presents past performance which is no guarantee of future results and which may be lower or higher than current performance. Returns reflect temporary contractual fee waivers and/or expense reimbursements. Had the Fund incurred all expenses and fees, investment returns would have been reduced. Investment returns and Fund share values will fluctuate so that investors' shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Fund returns assume that dividends and capital gains distributions have been reinvested in the Fund at NAV.

Distribution History (Class I)

RECORD DATE DECLARATION DATE
EX-DATE
REINVEST DATE
PAYABLE DATE
DIVIDEND
INCOME*
SHORT-TERM
CAPITAL GAINS
LONG-TERM
CAPITAL GAINS
RETURN
OF
CAPITAL
TOTAL DISTRIBUTIONS
12/21/20 12/22/20 $1.5418 -- -- -- $ 1.54
12/20/19 12/23/19 $0.4139 -- -- -- $ 0.41
12/20/18 12/21/18 $0.2193 -- -- -- $ 0.22
12/20/17 12/21/17 $0.3960 -- -- -- $ 0.40
12/21/16 12/22/16 $0.5520 -- -- -- $ 0.55
12/21/15 12/22/15 -- -- -- -- $ 0.00

All registered investment companies are obliged to distribute portfolio gains to shareholders at yearend regardless of performance. Trading VanEck Funds will also generate tax consequences and transaction expenses. The information provided is not intended to be tax advice. Tax consequences of dividend distributions may vary by individual taxpayer. There is no guarantee that dividends will be paid. To receive a distribution, you must have been a registered shareholder of the relevant VanEck Funds on the record date. Distributions are paid to shareholders on the payment date. Past distributions are not indicative of future distributions.

Certain distributions may constitute a return of capital, which will have the effect of reducing your cost basis in the Fund’s shares and thereby increasing the amount of capital gain, if any, or decreasing the amount of capital loss, if any, that you will realize when selling or exchanging Fund shares. The final determination of the tax characteristics cannot be determined until after each Fund’s yearend and are reported to shareholders on Form 1099-DIV. The form is mailed to shareholders shortly after calendar yearend specifying how the distributions paid by the Fund during the prior calendar year should be characterized for purposes of reporting the distribution on a shareholder’s tax return.

The tax treatment and characterization of the Fund’s distributions may vary significantly from time to time depending on whether the Fund has gains or losses on the securities in its portfolio. The Fund’s distributions will normally reflect past and projected net investment income, and may include income from dividends and interest, capital gains and/or a return of capital. The final composition of the tax characteristics of the distributions cannot be determined with certainty until after the end of the year, and will be reported to shareholders at that time. The amount of distributions will vary, depending on a number of factors. As portfolio and market conditions change, the rate of dividends may change. There can be no assurance that the Fund will be able to declare a dividend distribution in each period. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

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NAV History Class A
as of 02/28/21

TIME PERIOD
12-Month High (08/05/20) 16.57
12-Month Low (03/20/20) 6.92

MONTH END
February 2021 10.49
January 2021 11.90
December 2020 12.82
November 2020 13.45
October 2020 14.35
September 2020 15.02
August 2020 15.83
July 2020 15.94
June 2020 13.71
May 2020 12.34
April 2020 11.27
March 2020 7.89

Performance Comparison (%):
International Investors Gold Fund vs. Gold Equities/Bullion as of 02/28/2021

For illustrative purposes only. Historical information is not indicative of future results; current data may differ from data quoted. Gold Equities are measured by the NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index (GDM); Gold Bullion is measured by Gold Spot US Dollars per Troy Ounce. The GDM is unmanaged and the returns include the reinvestment of all dividends, but do not reflect the payment of transaction costs, advisory fees or expenses that are associated with an investment in the Fund. An index's performance is not illustrative of the Fund's performance. You cannot invest in an index.