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VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF GDX

Fund description: The VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF seeks to replicate as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the price and yield performance of the NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index (GDMNTR). The Index is intended to track the overall performance of companies involved in the gold mining industry.

Index description: GDMNTR is a modified market capitalisation-weighted index, and provides exposure to publicly traded companies worldwide involved primarily in gold mining, representing a diversified blend of small-, mid- and large- capitalisation stocks. 

Management style: Replication

  as at 15-Jan-19

  • Exchange

    ASX
  • ASX code

    GDX
  • Bloomberg index code

    GDMNTR
  • Index provider

    ICE Data Indices, LLC
  • NAV1

    $28.64
  • Shares outstanding1

    492,552,500
  • Net assets1

    $14.1B
  • Number of holdings

    46
  • NYSE commencement

    16-May-06
  • ASX commencement

    26-Jun-15

1Calculated daily after the NYSE has closed for that day. The NAV is calculated based on the US dollar and then converted to Australian dollars based on the relevant London WM Reuters 4pm exchange rate. This information is generally not updated until around 9am next business day. 

 

as at 15-Jan-19

Key Points

Nation's First Gold Shares ETF
A sector that has historically provided a hedge against extreme volatility in general financial markets
Pure Play with Global Scope
Index constituents must be primarily involved in the mining for gold
Comprehensive Portfolio
A range of small, mid-sized, and large global gold mining companies

Potential for Income and Possible Tax Advantages
Versus bullion investments

Trading information

  • ASX code

    GDX
  • IRESS code

    GDX.AXW
  • Shares outstanding

    492,552,500
  • ISIN

    AU000000GDX6

Fees and other costs  

  • Management costs p.a.

    0.53%

Prices as at  15-Jan-19

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NAV
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GDX $28.64
$29.10
15,912
11,370
$-0.47 / -1.60%
$-0.39 / -1.32%
-4.31%
-2.79%
$0.46
+1.59%

View all indices » View all ETFs » Performance history (%)

1 Mth 3 Mths 6 Mths 1 Yr 3 Yrs p.a. 5 Yrs p.a. 10 Yrs p.a. Inception p.a.
Price return 14.45 16.94 -0.71 0.69 16.64 4.82 -4.68 -4.24
Income return 0.57 0.59 0.50 0.50 0.61 0.65 0.59 0.61
Total return 15.02 17.53 -0.21 1.19 17.25 5.47 -4.09 -3.63
Index (GDMNTR) 14.91 17.47 0.05 1.61 17.85 5.87 -3.74 -3.82
1 Mth 3 Mths 6 Mths 1 Yr 3 Yrs p.a. 5 Yrs p.a. 10 Yrs p.a. Inception p.a.
Price return 14.45 16.94 -0.71 0.69 16.64 4.82 -4.68 -4.24
Income return 0.57 0.59 0.50 0.50 0.61 0.65 0.59 0.61
Total return 15.02 17.53 -0.21 1.19 17.25 5.47 -4.09 -3.63
Index (GDMNTR) 14.91 17.47 0.05 1.61 17.85 5.87 -3.74 -3.82

Top ten holdings (%) View all daily holdings » as at 31-Dec-18

No. of holdings: 47
Holding name
Ticker
No. of securities held Market value
(US$)
% of Net
assets(US$)
NEWMONT MINING CORP
NEM US
27,248,002 944,143,269 8.93
BARRICK GOLD CORP
GOLD US
59,727,735 808,713,532 7.65
FRANCO-NEVADA CORP
FNV US
9,533,341 668,954,538 6.33
NEWCREST MINING
NCM AU
39,299,695 603,699,623 5.71
AGNICO-EAGLE MINES LTD
AEM US
12,874,696 520,137,718 4.92
WHEATON PRECIOUS METALS CORP
WPM US
26,374,806 515,099,961 4.87
RANDGOLD RESOURCES LTD-ADR
9999955D US
5,827,529 498,159,398 4.71
GOLDCORP INC
GG US
49,188,793 482,050,171 4.56
ROYAL GOLD INC
RGLD US
4,643,249 397,694,277 3.76
KIRKLAND LAKE GOLD LTD
KL CN
14,874,524 387,709,075 3.67
Top ten total (%) 55.11
These are not recommendations to buy or to sell any security.

Country weightings (%) as at 31-Dec-18

  • Country

    Weightings (%)
  • CANADA

    50.2
  • AUSTRALIA

    16.8
  • UNITED STATES

    14.8
  • SOUTH AFRICA

    6.0
  • UNITED KINGDOM

    5.8
  • PERU

    3.0
  • CHINA

    2.2
  • MONACO

    1.2
  • Other/Cash

    0.0
  • Total

    100.0

Sector weightings (%) as at 31-Dec-18

  • Sector

    Weightings (%)
  • Materials

    100.0
  • Other/Cash

    0.0
  • Total

    100.0