‘ Market Vectors ’

Gold ETFs set to benefit as ‘fear trade’ intensifies

Sep 20th, 2017 | By
Gold ETFs set to benefit as 'fear trade' intensifies, reports World Gold Council

Gold ETFs look set to continue their recent bull run as, according to a report issued by the World Gold Council, the spot price of the precious metal is likely to be supported in the near term as growing uncertainty moves investors into safe-haven assets such as gold.



VanEck: Real yields rule – emerging markets local bonds lead the way

Sep 11th, 2017 | By
Fran Rodilosso, head of fixed income ETF portfolio management at VanEck.

By Fran Rodilosso, head of fixed income ETF portfolio management.

Looking for attractive yields? Look no further than emerging markets local currency bonds. These bonds provide significantly higher yields than those offered by developed markets bonds, both in nominal terms and in real terms. While higher yields often mean greater credit risk, local inflation levels can be a greater contributor to the nominal yields of emerging markets bonds.



VanEck expands ETF distribution to Denmark

Jul 27th, 2017 | By
VanEck expands ETF distribution to Denmark

VanEck has announced that its suite of UCITS ETFs is now registered for distribution in Denmark. Eduardo Escario, director, international business development at VanEck, commented: “We are committed to making our funds and services available to European investors, and registering our ETFs broadly allows us to respond to investors’ interests.” VanEck’s suite of UCITS ETFs includes an emerging markets bond ETF, two gold miners ETFs and a US equity ETF.



VanEck: Your emerging markets bonds allocation may now be “junk”

Jul 6th, 2017 | By
VanEck: Your emerging markets bonds allocation may now be “junk”

By Fran Rodilosso, head of fixed income ETF portfolio management at VanEck.

Investors are once again focusing on emerging markets credit risk given the recent high-profile ratings downgrades of China, Brazil, and South Africa.



VanEck cross-lists EM bond on SIX

Jul 6th, 2017 | By
Deutsche Asset Management is to cross-list the db X-trackers iBoxx USD Emerging Sovereigns Quality Weighted UCITS (EUR Hedged) ETF (XQUE) on the SIX Swiss Exchange.

Vaneck has cross-listed its VanEck Vectors JP Morgan EM Local Currency Bond UCITS ETF (EMLC) on the SIX Swiss Exchange where it trades in Swiss francs. Launched in Europe in April 2017, the fund tracks the JP Morgan Government Bond Index – Emerging Markets Global Core Index, a reference for the performance of bonds issued in local currencies by 16 emerging market governments.



VanEck: Gold reacts to dwindling reflation trade

Jun 27th, 2017 | By
VanEck: Gold reacts to dwindling reflation trade

By Joe Foster, portfolio manager for the gold and precious metals strategy at VanEck.

The gold price changed very little in May, recovering towards the end of the month after early weakness brought on by the French presidential election and the FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) meeting. From the first round of the French elections on 23 April to the final round on 7 May, markets became increasingly convinced that the pro-EU candidate Emmanuel Macron would win the election. This pressured gold as the risk of a Marine Le Pen-led Eurozone break-up lessened.



VanEck consolidates UCITS ETFs and active funds

Jun 19th, 2017 | By
Torsten Hunke, chief operating officer, VanEck Europe.

VanEck has announced the consolidation of its UCITS platforms, consisting of passively managed ETFs and actively managed mutual funds in Europe, into a newly established legal entity in Ireland, the VanEck ICAV. Torsten Hunke, managing director of VanEck Europe, said: “Having both our active funds and ETFs domiciled in one country is an important step in growing our UCITS business in Europe and beyond. This consolidation will maximize efficiency, enhance our resources, and support our future business expansion initiatives.”



VanEck: Why is China excluded from global bond indices?

Jun 15th, 2017 | By
VanEck: Your emerging markets bonds allocation may now be “junk”

By Fran Rodilosso, head of fixed income ETF portfolio management at VanEck.

A somewhat incredible fact of global bond markets is that the third largest market in the universe is not included in any major index. The reason for this is that the onshore Chinese bond market was, until several years ago, closed to foreign investors. However, a very deliberate, and sustained liberalisation will lead to changes for onshore Chinese bonds.



VanEck Vectors UCITS ETFs now tradable in GBP on LSE

Jun 14th, 2017 | By
VanEck Vectors UCITS ETFs now tradable in GBP on London Stock Exchange

VanEck has rolled out British pound-denominated share classes for its range of four VanEck Vectors UCITS ETFs. Now tradable on the London Stock Exchange, the GBP-denominated ETFs build upon the US-dollar denominated UCITS ETFs already registered on the LSE, providing greater flexibility in currency exposure for local and international investors.



Trump’s healthcare reform: a blessing or a curse for “moats” in the US?

Jun 6th, 2017 | By
Trump’s healthcare reform: a blessing or a curse for moats in the US?

By Torsten Hunke, managing director of VanEck Europe. VanEck is the provider of the VanEck Vectors Morningstar US Wide Moat UCITS ETF (LON: MOAT).