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GHAYX
Global Hard Assets Fund - Class Y

Daily Price as of 12/02/20

NAV DAILY CHANGE
$31.70 $0.13 / +0.4%

Class Y Details: GHAYX

INCEPTION DATE GROSS/NET EXPENSES1
1.24%/1.13%

Fund Summary and Key Points

The Global Hard Assets Fund (the "Fund") seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing primarily in hard asset securities. Income is a secondary consideration.

  • Actively managed commodity-equities portfolio investing in companies involved in the exploration, production and distribution of hard assets
  • Offers exposure to energy, precious and base metals, agriculture, alternative energy and other hard assets
  • Expertly managed by an extensive investment team that is among the industry’s largest, and includes trained geologists and engineers as well as senior analysts with deep sector experience
  • Investment approach focuses on company research and skillful stock selection, as well as disciplined risk management

Making the Investment Case for Hard Assets

Fund Details
as of 10/31/20

  • Net Assets (All Classes)
    $487.5M
  • Number of Holdings
    51
  • Avg. Wtd. Market Cap
    $11.6B
  • Turnover Rate (2019)
    31.5%
  • P/E (LTM) / P/E (Forward)*
    20.8 / 17.9
  • P/B (LTM)*
    1.9
  • Benchmark Index
    S&P North American Natural Resources Sector (SPGINRTR) Index
*Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio is the price of a stock divided by its earnings per share. Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio is the ratio of a stock's price to its book value.

Natural Resources Investment Team

Photo of Natural Resources Equity Investment Team

Investment Style Box

image Investment style box diagram illustrating the investment strategy of the Global Hard Assets Fund

This investment style box is based on the Fund's overall targeted capitalization range and relative valuation as determined by VanEck.

Performance History: Average Annual Total Returns* (%)

1 MO 3 MO YTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR LIFE
(04/30/10)
VanEck Global Hard Assets Fund: Class Y
At Net Asset Value -1.61 5.30 -5.15 4.21 -5.89 -2.04 -4.32 -3.88
SPGINRTR Index2 -2.31 -10.75 -33.47 -27.60 -12.80 -6.29 -3.30 -3.06
MSCI ACWI Commodity Producers Index2 -4.00 -10.45 -32.11 -26.86 -9.92 -1.26 -3.55 --
1 MO 3 MO YTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR LIFE
(04/30/10)
VanEck Global Hard Assets Fund: Class Y
At Net Asset Value -1.24 20.42 -3.59 4.85 -5.98 0.18 -3.68 -3.77
SPGINRTR Index2 -9.57 -7.56 -31.90 -26.81 -12.51 -3.83 -2.63 -2.87
MSCI ACWI Commodity Producers Index2 -8.80 -4.23 -29.28 -23.79 -8.11 1.63 -2.72 --

Top 10 Holdings (%)

Holdings Sector % of Net Assets
SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment 6.7
Sunrun Inc. Electrical Equipment 6.4
First Quantum Minerals Ltd. Metals & Mining 4.9
Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital, Inc. Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) 4.4
Agnico Eagle Mines Limited Metals & Mining 4.3
Freeport-McMoRan, Inc. Metals & Mining 4.1
Newmont Corporation Metals & Mining 4.1
Barrick Gold Corporation Metals & Mining 3.9
Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. Metals & Mining 3.5
Nutrien Ltd. Chemicals 3.2
Top 10 Total 45.5
Holdings Sector % of Net Assets
Sunrun Inc. Electrical Equipment 9.5
SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment 7.5
Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital, Inc. Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) 4.3
Agnico Eagle Mines Limited Metals & Mining 4.2
Newmont Corporation Metals & Mining 4.0
Barrick Gold Corporation Metals & Mining 4.0
First Quantum Minerals Ltd. Metals & Mining 3.7
Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. Metals & Mining 3.6
Freeport-McMoRan, Inc. Metals & Mining 3.6
Nutrien Ltd. Chemicals 3.0
Top 10 Total 47.4
These are not recommendations to buy or sell any security. Holdings may vary.

Sector Weightings (%)
as of 10/31/20

Sector % of Net Assets
Metals & Mining 40.2
Oil Gas & Consumable Fuels 12.2
Chemicals 9.0
Food Products 7.0
Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment 6.7
Electrical Equipment 6.4
Mortgage Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) 4.4
Independent Power and Renewable Electricity Producers 1.9
Electronic Equipment Instruments & Components 1.9
Road & Rail 1.7
Machinery 1.5
Paper & Forest Products 1.4
Energy Equipment & Services 1.0
Other 3.3
Cash 1.4

Country Weightings (%) as of 10/31/20

Country % of Net Assets
United States
59.9
Canada
19.2
Zambia
4.9
South Africa
4.6
Australia
3.8
Chile
2.1
Finland
1.2
Brazil
0.9
Norway
0.8
Russia
0.6
Cayman Islands
0.5
Spain
0.1
Cash
1.4