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Income Investing Insights

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Income Investing Insights

VanEck Income ETFs

Ticker Fund Name 30 Day SEC Yield (%)4 Duration (Yrs) Gross Expense Net Expense
International Bond
CBON China Bond ETF 2.61 3.633 0.68 0.50
EMAG Emerging Markets Aggregate Bond ETF 3.36 5.922 0.35 0.35
HYEM Emerging Markets High Yield Bond ETF 4.83 3.672 0.40 0.40
GRNB Green Bond ETF 1.78 5.782 0.20 0.20
IHY International High Yield Bond ETF 3.41 3.432 0.40 0.40
EMLC J.P. Morgan EM Local Currency Bond ETF 4.76 5.092 0.31 0.30
Corporate Bond
ANGL Fallen Angel High Yield Bond ETF 3.00 6.952 0.35 0.35
FLTR Investment Grade Floating Rate ETF 0.23 0.062 0.14 0.14
MBBB Moody’s Analytics BBB Corporate Bond ETF 2.08 7.172 0.25 0.25
MIG Moody’s Analytics IG Corporate Bond ETF 2.01 7.402 0.20 0.20
Municipal Bond
XMPT CEF Muni Income ETF 3.77 -- 2.32 2.32
HYD High Yield Muni ETF 2.21 5.091 0.35 0.35
ITM Intermediate Muni ETF 0.75 6.111 0.24 0.24
MLN Long Muni ETF 1.39 7.071 0.24 0.24
MAAX Muni Allocation ETF 2.72 5.851 0.36 0.36
SHYD Short High Yield Muni ETF 1.37 4.131 0.35 0.35
SMB Short Muni ETF 0.12 3.001 0.20 0.20
Equity Income
BIZD BDC Income ETF 8.00 -- 10.07 10.07
EINC Energy Income ETF 4.93 -- 0.45 0.45
MORT Mortgage REIT Income ETF 7.76 -- 0.41 0.41
PFXF Preferred Securities ex Financials ETF 4.81 -- 0.40 0.40
DURA VanEck Morningstar Durable Dividend ETF 2.95 -- 0.73 0.29
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Morningstar ETF Category Flows

Estimated Net Flow ($M)
Morningstar Category Name 1-Mo QTD YTD 1-Yr
Long Government 2,077 3,649 1,702 -988
Short-Term Bond 1,908 7,196 25,056 36,874
Ultrashort Bond 893 1,205 568 -181
Short Government 676 601 5,923 5,947
Bank Loan 625 727 7,943 8,730
Muni National Short 591 1,355 3,924 5,244
Muni National Interm 514 1,587 7,645 12,013
High Yield Bond 455 115 -324 -1,224
Emerging Markets Bond 370 1,360 4,275 7,546
Long-Term Bond 191 255 329 2,374
Intermediate Government 107 -1,209 6,890 13,811
Muni National Long 95 194 989 661
World Bond 63 32 262 517
High Yield Muni 36 207 1,471 1,711
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Source: Morningstar (as of 08/31/21). Not representative of fund or fund indices.

Investment Category Yields

Yield to Worst (%)
Category 08/31/21 07/31/21 08/31/20
EM USD High Yield Aggregate 6.36 6.53 7.32
EM Local Currency Sovereigns 4.99 4.92 4.45
EM USD Sovereigns 4.81 4.88 5.06
Global High Yield Corporates 4.12 4.18 5.40
U.S. High Yield Corporates 3.95 3.92 5.36
EM USD High Yield + IG Corps 3.39 3.51 4.04
High Yield Municipals 2.93 2.91 4.53
U.S. Corporates 1.99 1.93 1.95
Preferred Securities 1.99 1.10 0.78
U.S. Aggregate 1.42 1.36 1.15
10 Year Treasuries 1.30 1.23 0.70
Global Aggregate 1.03 0.99 0.90
TIPS 0.99 0.93 0.68
Municipals 0.95 0.87 1.30
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FactSet (as of dates indicated). See end for Index Names. Not representative of fund or fund indices. Please see standard performance for these categories below. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

U.S. Yield Curves

Treasury Yield Curve

Muncipal AAA Yield Curve

Source: Bloomberg (as of 08/31/21).

Global 10-Year Sovereign Yields (%)

Source: FactSet and Bloomberg (as of 08/31/21). Based on local currency prices. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

Investment Category Total Returns (%)

Month-End 08/31/2021 Quarter-End 06/30/2021
Investment Category 1 MO* YTD* 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR
U.S. Aggregate -0.19 -0.69 -0.33 5.32 3.02
U.S. High Yield Corporates 0.55 4.64 15.56 7.12 7.27
Global High Yield Corporates 0.55 3.00 15.53 7.28 7.21
EM USD High Yield Aggregate 1.35 1.48 11.18 5.76 4.90
EM USD High Yield + IG Corps 0.82 1.57 8.33 7.59 5.63
EM Local Currency Sovereigns 0.77 -3.05 6.54 4.10 3.24
EM USD Sovereigns 0.98 0.73 7.50 6.68 4.85
U.S. Corporates -0.30 -0.22 3.29 7.76 4.89
U.S. REITs -0.30 0.95 5.48 7.44 4.81
Global Aggregate -0.42 -2.33 2.62 4.21 2.33
TIPS -0.18 4.26 6.49 6.51 4.16
Municipals -0.37 1.53 4.15 5.08 3.24
High Yield Municipals -0.16 7.23 14.28 7.55 6.17
10 Year Treasuries -0.29 -2.48 -5.87 5.84 1.73
Preferred Securities -0.27 1.18 10.54 6.53 5.24
U.S. Dividend Stocks 2.87 26.14 50.48 10.56 10.71
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VanEck Income ETF Total Returns (%)

Month-End 08/31/21 Quarter-End 06/30/21
Ticker Fund Name 1 MO* YTD* 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR LIFE Commenced
International Bond
CBON China Bond ETF 0.52 3.76 12.67 5.08 3.68 2.65 11/10/14
EMAG Emerging Markets Aggregate Bond ETF 1.00 -1.12 5.98 5.24 3.89 2.83 05/11/11
HYEM Emerging Markets High Yield Bond ETF 1.17 2.91 12.31 7.25 5.97 5.63 05/08/12
GRNB Green Bond ETF 0.06 0.22 1.72 3.64 -- 4.05 03/03/17
IHY International High Yield Bond ETF 0.52 1.33 13.58 6.81 6.35 5.56 04/02/12
EMLC J.P. Morgan EM Local Currency Bond ETF 0.83 -2.88 6.78 2.98 2.01 0.97 07/22/10
Corporate Bond
ANGL Fallen Angel High Yield Bond ETF 0.71 6.95 20.21 9.99 9.23 8.96 04/10/12
FLTR Investment Grade Floating Rate ETF 0.04 0.79 2.22 2.36 2.45 1.60 04/25/11
MBBB Moody’s Analytics BBB Corporate Bond ETF -0.22 1.75 -- -- -- 3.36 12/01/20
MIG Moody’s Analytics IG Corporate Bond ETF -0.25 1.29 -- -- -- 2.13 12/01/20
Municipal Bond
XMPT CEF Muni Income ETF 0.60 9.86 19.32 10.50 5.00 7.03 07/12/11
HYD High Yield Muni ETF -0.35 5.71 11.53 4.48 3.91 7.04 02/04/09
ITM Intermediate Muni ETF -0.44 1.19 3.55 5.43 3.12 4.39 12/04/07
MLN Long Muni ETF -0.70 2.15 5.87 6.21 3.70 4.43 01/02/08
MAAX Muni Allocation ETF -0.41 2.91 7.06 -- -- 2.97 05/15/19
SHYD Short High Yield Muni ETF -0.16 4.27 8.44 4.37 3.08 3.30 01/13/14
SMB Short Muni ETF -0.11 0.68 1.50 2.86 1.74 2.30 02/22/08
Equity Income
BIZD BDC Income ETF 1.29 33.49 58.18 12.05 10.77 7.10 02/11/13
EINC Energy Income ETF -1.39 32.11 56.53 2.15 3.03 -8.51 03/12/12
MORT Mortgage REIT Income ETF 2.53 22.59 60.86 2.62 6.82 7.38 08/16/11
PFXF Preferred Securities ex Financials ETF 0.46 8.02 23.59 8.69 6.27 6.52 07/16/12
DURA VanEck Morningstar Durable Dividend ETF 1.87 14.92 24.48 -- -- 11.16 10/30/18
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Month-End 08/31/21 Quarter-End 06/30/21
Ticker Fund Name 1 MO* YTD* 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR LIFE Commenced
International Bond
CBON China Bond ETF 0.62 3.59 11.42 5.16 3.85 2.60 11/10/14
EMAG Emerging Markets Aggregate Bond ETF 1.06 -1.10 7.50 6.09 4.47 2.93 05/11/11
HYEM Emerging Markets High Yield Bond ETF 1.04 2.64 13.01 7.52 6.10 5.69 05/08/12
GRNB Green Bond ETF -0.04 -0.31 1.78 3.74 -- 4.13 03/03/17
IHY International High Yield Bond ETF 0.53 1.47 13.77 6.96 6.44 5.60 04/02/12
EMLC J.P. Morgan EM Local Currency Bond ETF 0.61 -3.28 7.18 3.07 1.90 0.96 07/22/10
Corporate Bond
ANGL Fallen Angel High Yield Bond ETF 0.87 6.61 20.13 10.26 9.04 8.98 04/10/12
FLTR Investment Grade Floating Rate ETF 0.05 0.79 2.30 2.36 2.47 1.61 04/25/11
MBBB Moody’s Analytics BBB Corporate Bond ETF -0.14 1.68 -- -- -- 3.70 12/01/20
MIG Moody’s Analytics IG Corporate Bond ETF -0.17 1.24 -- -- -- 2.44 12/01/20
Municipal Bond
XMPT CEF Muni Income ETF 0.35 9.46 19.30 10.55 5.01 7.06 07/12/11
HYD High Yield Muni ETF -0.28 5.70 11.49 4.56 3.95 7.06 02/04/09
ITM Intermediate Muni ETF -0.36 0.98 3.76 5.51 3.11 4.40 12/04/07
MLN Long Muni ETF -0.63 2.31 6.31 6.29 3.70 4.45 01/02/08
MAAX Muni Allocation ETF -0.36 3.02 7.16 -- -- 3.05 05/15/19
SHYD Short High Yield Muni ETF -0.38 4.53 10.07 4.48 3.12 3.38 01/13/14
SMB Short Muni ETF -0.07 0.56 1.68 3.07 1.78 2.33 02/22/08
Equity Income
BIZD BDC Income ETF 1.24 33.35 57.38 12.09 10.82 7.12 02/11/13
EINC Energy Income ETF -2.23 31.34 55.38 2.23 3.02 -8.54 03/12/12
MORT Mortgage REIT Income ETF 2.43 22.26 60.72 2.53 6.84 7.38 08/16/11
PFXF Preferred Securities ex Financials ETF 0.74 8.26 23.11 8.59 6.21 6.53 07/16/12
DURA VanEck Morningstar Durable Dividend ETF 1.93 15.00 24.50 -- -- 11.20 10/30/18
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Month-End 08/31/2021 Quarter-End 06/30/2021
Ticker Fund Name 1 MO* YTD* 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR LIFE Commenced
International Bond
CBON China Bond ETF NAV 0.52 3.76 12.67 5.08 3.68 2.65 11/10/14
Price 0.62 3.59 11.42 5.16 3.85 2.60
EMAG Emerging Markets Aggregate Bond ETF NAV 1.00 -1.12 5.98 5.24 3.89 2.83 05/11/11
Price 1.06 -1.10 7.50 6.09 4.47 2.93
HYEM Emerging Markets High Yield Bond ETF NAV 1.17 2.91 12.31 7.25 5.97 5.63 05/08/12
Price 1.04 2.64 13.01 7.52 6.10 5.69
GRNB Green Bond ETF NAV 0.06 0.22 1.72 3.64 -- 4.05 03/03/17
Price -0.04 -0.31 1.78 3.74 -- 4.13
IHY International High Yield Bond ETF NAV 0.52 1.33 13.58 6.81 6.35 5.56 04/02/12
Price 0.53 1.47 13.77 6.96 6.44 5.60
EMLC J.P. Morgan EM Local Currency Bond ETF NAV 0.83 -2.88 6.78 2.98 2.01 0.97 07/22/10
Price 0.61 -3.28 7.18 3.07 1.90 0.96
Corporate Bond
ANGL Fallen Angel High Yield Bond ETF NAV 0.71 6.95 20.21 9.99 9.23 8.96 04/10/12
Price 0.87 6.61 20.13 10.26 9.04 8.98
FLTR Investment Grade Floating Rate ETF NAV 0.04 0.79 2.22 2.36 2.45 1.60 04/25/11
Price 0.05 0.79 2.30 2.36 2.47 1.61
MBBB Moody’s Analytics BBB Corporate Bond ETF NAV -0.22 1.75 -- -- -- 3.36 12/01/20
Price -0.14 1.68 -- -- -- 3.70
MIG Moody’s Analytics IG Corporate Bond ETF NAV -0.25 1.29 -- -- -- 2.13 12/01/20
Price -0.17 1.24 -- -- -- 2.44
Municipal Bond
XMPT CEF Muni Income ETF NAV 0.60 9.86 19.32 10.50 5.00 7.03 07/12/11
Price 0.35 9.46 19.30 10.55 5.01 7.06
HYD High Yield Muni ETF NAV -0.35 5.71 11.53 4.48 3.91 7.04 02/04/09
Price -0.28 5.70 11.49 4.56 3.95 7.06
ITM Intermediate Muni ETF NAV -0.44 1.19 3.55 5.43 3.12 4.39 12/04/07
Price -0.36 0.98 3.76 5.51 3.11 4.40
MLN Long Muni ETF NAV -0.70 2.15 5.87 6.21 3.70 4.43 01/02/08
Price -0.63 2.31 6.31 6.29 3.70 4.45
MAAX Muni Allocation ETF NAV -0.41 2.91 7.06 -- -- 2.97 05/15/19
Price -0.36 3.02 7.16 -- -- 3.05
SHYD Short High Yield Muni ETF NAV -0.16 4.27 8.44 4.37 3.08 3.30 01/13/14
Price -0.38 4.53 10.07 4.48 3.12 3.38
SMB Short Muni ETF NAV -0.11 0.68 1.50 2.86 1.74 2.30 02/22/08
Price -0.07 0.56 1.68 3.07 1.78 2.33
Equity Income
BIZD BDC Income ETF NAV 1.29 33.49 58.18 12.05 10.77 7.10 02/11/13
Price 1.24 33.35 57.38 12.09 10.82 7.12
EINC Energy Income ETF NAV -1.39 32.11 56.53 2.15 3.03 -8.51 03/12/12
Price -2.23 31.34 55.38 2.23 3.02 -8.54
MORT Mortgage REIT Income ETF NAV 2.53 22.59 60.86 2.62 6.82 7.38 08/16/11
Price 2.43 22.26 60.72 2.53 6.84 7.38
PFXF Preferred Securities ex Financials ETF NAV 0.46 8.02 23.59 8.69 6.27 6.52 07/16/12
Price 0.74 8.26 23.11 8.59 6.21 6.53
DURA VanEck Morningstar Durable Dividend ETF NAV 1.87 14.92 24.48 -- -- 11.16 10/30/18
Price 1.93 15.00 24.50 -- -- 11.20

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