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BUZZ
VanEck Social Sentiment ETF

Market Updates*

  • Investors today have unprecedented access to resources and information, blurring the line between ‘professional’ and ‘retail’ investors.
  • The Index that BUZZ tracks launched in December 2015 and has outperformed the S&P 500 in 4 out of 5 calendar years and over multiple trailing periods since its inception.1
  • To help ensure quality of picks and strength of conviction, the Index targets only those stocks that have a history of consistent and broad conversations.

1Source: BUZZ Holdings ULC and Morningstar Direct as of 06/30/2021.

Fund Description

VanEck Social Sentiment ETF (BUZZ) seeks to track, as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the price and yield performance of the BUZZ NextGen AI US Sentiment Leaders Index (BUZZTR), which is intended to track the performance of the 75 large cap U.S. stocks which exhibit the highest degree of positive investor sentiment and bullish perception based on content aggregated from online sources including social media, news articles, blog posts and other alternative datasets.

 
 

  • Fund Ticker

    BUZZ
  • Exchange

    NYSE Arca
  • ETF Structure

    Physical
  • Administrator

    Van Eck Associates
  • Custodian

    State Street Bank and Trust Company
  • Index Ticker

    BUZZTR
  • Index Reconstitution

    Monthly

 
as of 09/17/21

  • 30-Day SEC Yield1

    -0.30%
  • Total Net Assets

    $210.0M
  • Number of Holdings

    75
  • Options

    Available
  • Gross Expense Ratio2

    0.75%
  • Net Expense Ratio/TER2

    0.75%
  • Distribution Frequency

    Annual
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Key Points

  • Recent history has shown that retail investors can outsmart Wall Street

  • Retail sentiment is tracked by monitoring millions of online interactions

  • A consistent track record of discussions, not short-term bursts, is required for index inclusion

Trading Information

  • Fund Ticker

    BUZZ
  • Index Total Return Ticker

    BUZZTR
  • NAV

    BUZZNV
  • Intraday NAV (IIV)4

    BUZZIV
  • Shares Outstanding

    8,100,000
  • Estimated Cash

    BUZZEU
  • Total Cash

    BUZZTC
  • CUSIP

    92189H839
  • ISIN

    US92189H8390
Source: Bloomberg

Fees and Expenses2

  • Management Fee

    0.75%
  • Other Expenses

    --
  • Gross Expense Ratio

    0.75%
  • Fee Waivers and
    Expense Reimbursement

    --
  • Net Expense Ratio/TER2

    0.75%
2Van Eck Associates Corporation (the “Adviser”) will pay all expenses of the Fund, except for the fee payment under the investment management agreement, acquired fund fees and expenses, interest expense, offering costs, trading expenses, taxes and extraordinary expenses.

Investment Professionals

  • Portfolio Manager and Head of Equity ETFs
  • Oversees the Equity ETF Investment Management Team including development and management of index replication and optimization strategies
  • Joined VanEck in 2005
  • CFA charterholder; member of the CFA Society New York
  • BA, Mathematics and Economics, New York University
  • Portfolio Manager and Analyst for Equity ETFs
  • Joined VanEck in 2007
  • Prior to his current role, held a portfolio administration position at VanEck
  • Previously, Portfolio Analyst at Evaluation Associates
  • BS, Business Administration (concentration in Financial Analysis), State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Analyst for Equity ETFs
  • Joined VanEck in 2018
  • Prior to joining VanEck, ETF Basket Operations Analyst at JPMorgan
  • BS, Finance, Providence College
  • Analyst for Equity ETFs
  • Joined VanEck in 2019
  • Prior to VanEck, Intermediate Representative, Exchange Traded Funds at BNY Mellon.
  • BS, Accounting, Hunter College

Prices as of 09/17/21

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
BUZZ $25.92
$25.93
66,780
32,128
-$0.03 / -0.13%
$-0.03 / -0.12%
+3.68%
--
$0.01
0.03%
0.04%

Premium/Discount History as of 09/17/21

Since Inception 3Q 2020 4Q 2020 1Q 2021 2Q 2021 Premium/Discount Charts NAV & Prem/Discount History
Days closed at a premium 81 0 0 16 30
BUZZ Days closed at NAV 50 0 0 2 32
Days closed at a discount 8 0 0 3 1


Performance History: Average Annual Total Returns* (%)

1 MO 3 MO YTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR LIFE
03/02/21
BUZZ (NAV) 3.76 6.66 -- -- -- -- -- 5.50
BUZZ (Share Price) 3.74 6.63 -- -- -- -- -- 5.52
BUZZTR (Index)** 3.81 6.83 22.22 49.74 29.46 27.17 -- 5.71
Performance Differential (NAV - Index) -0.05 -0.17 -- -- -- -- -- -0.21
S&P 500 Index 3.04 7.95 21.58 31.17 18.07 18.02 16.34 17.69
1 MO 3 MO YTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR LIFE
03/02/21
BUZZ (NAV) 8.11 10.74 -- -- -- -- -- 6.93
BUZZ (Share Price) 8.08 10.72 -- -- -- -- -- 6.96
BUZZTR (Index)** 8.18 10.93 23.76 79.84 33.11 29.86 -- 7.04
Performance Differential (NAV - Index) -0.07 -0.19 -- -- -- -- -- -0.11
S&P 500 Index 2.33 8.55 15.25 40.79 18.67 17.65 14.84 11.57

Top 10 Holdings (%) as of 08/31/21 Daily Holdings

Total Holdings: 75
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Holding Name
Ticker
Shares Market Value
(US$)
% of Net
Assets
AMC ENTERTAINMENT HOLDINGS INC
AMC US
197,479
9,307,185 4.18
GAMESTOP CORP
GME US
40,226
8,778,922 3.94
NVIDIA CORP
NVDA US
31,536
7,059,334 3.17
PALANTIR TECHNOLOGIES INC
PLTR US
262,380
6,911,089 3.10
AMAZON.COM INC
AMZN US
1,977
6,861,752 3.08
VIRGIN GALACTIC HOLDINGS INC
SPCE US
251,759
6,825,186 3.06
ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES INC
AMD US
61,321
6,789,461 3.05
APPLE INC
AAPL US
43,862
6,659,567 2.99
TESLA INC
TSLA US
9,042
6,652,380 2.98
MODERNA INC
MRNA US
16,685
6,285,073 2.82
Top 10 Total (%) 32.37
These are not recommendations to buy or to sell any security. Securities and holdings may vary.

Country Weightings (%) as of 08/31/21

  • Country

    % of Net Assets
  • United States

    96.02
  • Canada

    4.01
  • Other/Cash

    -0.04

Sector Weightings (%) as of 08/31/21

  • Sector

    % of Net Assets
  • Information Technology

    27.8
  • Consumer Discretionary

    22.5
  • Communication Services

    19.7
  • Industrials

    9.9
  • Health Care

    9.4
  • Financials

    4.4
  • Materials

    3.0
  • Energy

    1.4
  • Consumer Staples

    1.3
  • Real Estate

    0.7
  • Other/Cash

    0.0