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12/05/13: CNN Money polls money managers for top stock ideas for 2014. David Semple weighs in and discusses his views on oil demand in Southeast Asia. “Oil demand from this region is clearly very strong, and this company seems to be at the center of it.” View article >>
7/01/13: InvestmentNews designates ten emerging markets funds as the "hottest" and includes the Van Eck Emerging Markets Fund. View article »
6/24/13: Bloomberg seeks the advice of emerging markets stock pickers on where to invest in a difficult environment. “We don’t think the index [MSCI Emerging Markets Index] is a very good representation of what emerging markets have become,” says David Semple. “The companies we buy [may] do very well, even in adverse situations.” View article »
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The Van Eck Emerging Markets Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing in equity securities in emerging markets around the world.A global emerging markets equity portfolio focused on companies with growth potential at a reasonable price (“GARP”)A bottom-up investment process driven by fundamental research into the sustainability of a company’s growth driversGrowth is oriented toward strong secular stories, many of which reflect domestic demand themes and are often found in smaller-capitalization stocks
The Van Eck Emerging Markets Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing in equity securities in emerging markets around the world.
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.
Portfolio Manager, is joined by Angus Shillington
Gonzalez (not pictured)
This investment style box is based on the Fund's overall targeted capitalization range and relative valuation as determined by Van Eck Global.
less than one year are not annualized.
The tables present 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 fees1,
investment returns would have been reduced. Expenses: Class Y: Gross 1.51% and
Net 1.51%. Expenses are capped contractually through 05/01/14 at 1.70% for Class
Y. 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.
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These are not recommendations to buy or sell any security. Sectors and holdings may vary.
Unless otherwise stated, portfolio facts and statistics are shown for Class A shares; other classes may have different characteristics.
†NAV: Unless you are eligible for a waiver, the public offering price you pay when you buy Class A shares of the Fund is the Net Asset Value (NAV) of the shares plus an initial sales charge. The initial sales charge varies depending upon the size of your purchase. No sales charge is imposed where Class A or Class C shares are issued to you pursuant to the automatic investment of income dividends or capital gains distributions. It is the responsibility of the financial intermediary to ensure that the investor obtains the proper “breakpoint” discount. Class C, Class I and Class Y do not have an initial sales charge; however, Class C does charge a contingent deferred redemption charge. See the prospectus and summary prospectus for more information.
1Expenses are calculated for the 12-month period ending 12/31/13: Class A: Gross 1.67% and Net 1.67%; Class C: Gross 2.61% and Net 2.50%; Class I: Gross 2.31% and Net 1.00%; and Class Y: Gross 1.51% and Net 1.51%. Expenses are capped contractually through 05/01/15 at 1.95% for Class A; 2.50% for Class C; 1.00% for Class I; and 1.70% for Class Y. Caps exclude certain expenses, such as interest.
2The Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) Emerging Markets Index, calculated with dividends reinvested, captures 60% of the publicly traded equities in each industry for approximately 21 emerging markets. The Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) Emerging Markets Small Cap Index, calculated with dividends reinvested, targets companies that are not in the standard emerging markets index.
The views and opinions expressed are those of Van Eck Global. Fund manager commentaries are general in nature and should not be construed as investment advice. Opinions are subject to change with market conditions. Any discussion of specific securities mentioned in the commentaries is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation to buy these securities. Fund holdings will vary.
You can lose money by investing in the Fund. Any investment in the Fund should be part of an overall investment program, not a complete program. The Fund is subject to the risks associated with its investments in emerging markets securities, which tend to be more volatile and less liquid than securities traded in developed countries. The Fund’s investments in foreign securities involve risks related to adverse political and economic developments unique to a country or a region, currency fluctuations or controls, and the possibility of arbitrary action by foreign governments, including the takeover of property without adequate compensation or imposition of prohibitive taxation. The Fund is subject to risks associated with investments in debt securities, derivatives, commodity-linked instruments, illiquid securities, asset-backed securities, CMOs and small or mid-cap companies. The Fund is also subject to inflation risk, short-sales risk, market risk, non-diversification risk and leverage risk. Please see the prospectus and summary prospectus for information on these and other risk considerations.
Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal. An investor should consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the investment company carefully before investing. The prospectus and summary prospectus contain this and other information. Please read them carefully before investing.
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