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Income Investing: Ideas to Beat the BankSM

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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 2.52 3.683 0.68 0.50
HYEM Emerging Markets High Yield Bond ETF 5.26 3.802 0.40 0.40
GRNB Green Bond ETF 2.02 5.802 0.20 0.20
IHY International High Yield Bond ETF 3.77 3.622 0.40 0.40
EMLC J.P. Morgan EM Local Currency Bond ETF 5.20 5.022 0.31 0.30
Corporate Bond
ANGL Fallen Angel High Yield Bond ETF 3.03 7.062 0.35 0.35
FLTR Investment Grade Floating Rate ETF 0.23 0.052 0.14 0.14
MBBB Moody’s Analytics BBB Corporate Bond ETF 2.33 7.212 0.25 0.25
MIG Moody’s Analytics IG Corporate Bond ETF 2.20 7.332 0.20 0.20
Municipal Bond
XMPT CEF Muni Income ETF 4.07 -- 2.32 2.32
HYD High Yield Muni ETF 2.53 5.431 0.35 0.35
SMI HIP Sustainable Muni ETF 1.02 4.362 0.24 0.24
ITM Intermediate Muni ETF 1.01 6.081 0.24 0.24
MLN Long Muni ETF 1.67 7.281 0.24 0.24
MAAX Muni Allocation ETF 2.66 6.081 0.36 0.36
SHYD Short High Yield Muni ETF 1.66 4.131 0.35 0.35
SMB Short Muni ETF 0.28 2.921 0.20 0.20
Equity Income
BIZD BDC Income ETF 7.86 -- 10.07 10.07
EINC Energy Income ETF 4.28 -- 0.45 0.45
DURA Morningstar Durable Dividend ETF 3.12 -- 0.29 0.29
MORT Mortgage REIT Income ETF 8.03 -- 0.41 0.41
PFXF Preferred Securities ex Financials ETF 4.92 -- 0.40 0.40
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Morningstar ETF Category Flows

Estimated Net Flow ($M)
Morningstar Category Name 1-Mo QTD YTD 1-Yr
High Yield Bond 2,168 2,168 1,643 7,029
Intermediate Government 1,732 1,732 9,768 12,512
Short Government 917 917 6,632 5,273
Ultrashort Bond 890 890 3,575 586
Bank Loan 810 810 9,596 10,904
Muni National Interm 462 462 8,893 11,967
Short-Term Bond 398 398 27,814 33,848
Muni National Short 316 316 4,755 5,375
Muni National Long 309 309 1,422 1,569
Long-Term Bond 204 204 467 1,468
World Bond 13 13 229 307
High Yield Muni -157 -157 1,269 1,659
Emerging Markets Bond -241 -241 3,658 5,598
Long Government -512 -512 956 -4,644
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Source: Morningstar (as of 10/31/21). Not representative of fund or fund indices.

Investment Category Yields

Yield to Worst (%)
Category 10/31/21 09/30/21 10/31/20
EM USD High Yield Aggregate 7.24 7.05 7.33
EM Local Currency Sovereigns 5.65 5.30 4.46
EM USD Sovereigns 5.14 5.13 5.20
Global High Yield Corporates 4.66 4.37 5.71
U.S. High Yield Corporates 4.21 4.08 5.68
EM USD High Yield + IG Corps 3.88 3.68 4.07
High Yield Municipals 3.21 3.11 4.54
U.S. Corporates 2.22 2.13 2.03
Preferred Securities 1.86 2.09 1.60
U.S. Aggregate 1.66 1.56 1.24
10 Year Treasuries 1.55 1.53 0.85
TIPS 1.36 1.17 0.81
Global Aggregate 1.29 1.17 0.91
Municipals 1.21 1.12 1.41
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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 10/31/21).

Global 10-Year Sovereign Yields (%)

Source: FactSet and Bloomberg (as of 10/31/21). Based on local currency prices. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

Investment Category Total Returns (%)

Month-End 10/31/2021 Quarter-End 09/30/2021
Investment Category 1 MO* YTD* 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR
Preferred Securities 0.27 1.56 5.41 6.68 5.07
U.S. Dividend Stocks 2.93 26.33 45.94 9.16 10.24
U.S. Aggregate -0.03 -1.58 -0.89 5.33 2.93
U.S. High Yield Corporates -0.18 4.47 11.41 6.59 6.33
Global High Yield Corporates -0.69 1.40 9.76 6.43 6.05
EM USD High Yield Aggregate -1.14 -2.03 7.04 4.54 3.45
EM USD High Yield + IG Corps -0.57 -0.09 5.11 7.10 4.97
EM Local Currency Sovereigns -1.33 -7.62 2.62 3.65 2.05
EM USD Sovereigns 0.02 -1.34 4.34 5.62 3.87
U.S. Corporates 0.25 -1.02 1.73 7.41 4.60
U.S. REITs -0.09 -0.01 3.26 7.18 4.57
Global Aggregate -0.24 -4.29 -0.91 4.22 1.99
TIPS 1.13 4.69 5.17 7.41 4.32
Municipals -0.29 0.50 2.62 5.03 3.25
High Yield Municipals -0.41 6.10 11.29 7.41 5.98
10 Year Treasuries -0.12 -4.51 -6.20 6.11 1.82
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VanEck Income ETF Total Returns (%)

Month-End 10/31/21 Quarter-End 09/30/21
Ticker Fund Name 1 MO* YTD* 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR LIFE Commenced
International Bond
CBON China Bond ETF 0.86 4.66 9.83 6.32 3.71 2.77 11/10/14
HYEM Emerging Markets High Yield Bond ETF -1.30 0.17 7.88 6.33 4.73 5.34 05/08/12
GRNB Green Bond ETF -0.84 -1.70 0.13 3.74 -- 3.77 03/03/17
IHY International High Yield Bond ETF -1.32 -1.89 6.78 5.65 5.01 5.20 04/02/12
EMLC J.P. Morgan EM Local Currency Bond ETF -1.34 -7.49 2.34 2.61 0.88 0.65 07/22/10
Corporate Bond
ANGL Fallen Angel High Yield Bond ETF 0.47 7.13 16.25 9.70 8.26 8.88 04/10/12
FLTR Investment Grade Floating Rate ETF -0.05 0.80 1.35 2.10 2.34 1.58 04/25/11
MBBB Moody’s Analytics BBB Corporate Bond ETF -0.13 0.78 -- -- -- 2.48 12/01/20
MIG Moody’s Analytics IG Corporate Bond ETF -0.03 0.37 -- -- -- 1.60 12/01/20
Municipal Bond
XMPT CEF Muni Income ETF -0.53 5.46 12.99 10.29 4.88 6.68 07/12/11
HYD High Yield Muni ETF -0.64 3.86 8.43 4.19 3.63 6.85 02/04/09
SMI HIP Sustainable Muni ETF -0.06 -- -- -- -- -10.15 09/08/21
ITM Intermediate Muni ETF -0.31 -0.18 1.87 5.27 3.03 4.26 12/04/07
MLN Long Muni ETF -0.12 0.75 3.48 6.18 3.61 4.27 01/02/08
MAAX Muni Allocation ETF -0.31 1.11 4.31 -- -- 2.20 05/15/19
SHYD Short High Yield Muni ETF -0.38 2.98 6.19 4.19 3.01 3.15 01/13/14
SMB Short Muni ETF -0.14 0.14 0.77 2.89 1.76 2.25 02/22/08
Equity Income
BIZD BDC Income ETF 4.47 39.47 55.07 11.05 9.29 7.13 02/11/13
EINC Energy Income ETF 5.89 46.49 68.88 1.03 0.77 -8.37 03/12/12
DURA Morningstar Durable Dividend ETF 2.73 12.15 17.89 -- -- 9.99 10/30/18
MORT Mortgage REIT Income ETF 3.86 24.80 47.90 0.97 5.18 6.92 08/16/11
PFXF Preferred Securities ex Financials ETF 2.99 9.86 16.25 8.73 6.34 6.42 07/16/12
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Month-End 10/31/21 Quarter-End 09/30/21
Ticker Fund Name 1 MO* YTD* 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR LIFE Commenced
International Bond
CBON China Bond ETF 0.46 4.11 8.92 6.49 3.94 2.79 11/10/14
HYEM Emerging Markets High Yield Bond ETF -1.12 -0.34 7.45 6.45 4.62 5.34 05/08/12
GRNB Green Bond ETF -0.85 -2.22 -0.20 3.71 -- 3.78 03/03/17
IHY International High Yield Bond ETF -1.26 -2.18 6.41 5.64 4.90 5.17 04/02/12
EMLC J.P. Morgan EM Local Currency Bond ETF -1.36 -7.89 1.89 2.52 0.76 0.63 07/22/10
Corporate Bond
ANGL Fallen Angel High Yield Bond ETF 0.39 6.62 16.07 9.76 8.21 8.89 04/10/12
FLTR Investment Grade Floating Rate ETF -0.19 0.77 1.51 2.12 2.37 1.59 04/25/11
MBBB Moody’s Analytics BBB Corporate Bond ETF 0.07 0.69 -- -- -- 2.44 12/01/20
MIG Moody’s Analytics IG Corporate Bond ETF 0.13 0.31 -- -- -- 1.57 12/01/20
Municipal Bond
XMPT CEF Muni Income ETF -0.90 5.02 13.61 10.38 4.96 6.71 07/12/11
HYD High Yield Muni ETF -0.34 3.94 8.39 4.24 3.59 6.84 02/04/09
SMI HIP Sustainable Muni ETF -0.05 -- -- -- -- -7.05 09/08/21
ITM Intermediate Muni ETF -0.30 -0.41 1.85 5.45 3.06 4.26 12/04/07
MLN Long Muni ETF -0.11 0.89 3.14 6.44 3.58 4.27 01/02/08
MAAX Muni Allocation ETF -0.51 1.13 4.37 -- -- 2.30 05/15/19
SHYD Short High Yield Muni ETF -0.33 2.96 5.90 4.24 2.99 3.16 01/13/14
SMB Short Muni ETF -0.25 0.01 0.95 3.08 1.78 2.27 02/22/08
Equity Income
BIZD BDC Income ETF 4.56 39.26 55.01 11.02 9.23 7.12 02/11/13
EINC Energy Income ETF 5.94 46.82 69.25 1.11 0.72 -8.38 03/12/12
DURA Morningstar Durable Dividend ETF 2.64 12.20 17.81 -- -- 10.04 10/30/18
MORT Mortgage REIT Income ETF 3.87 24.56 47.79 0.87 5.08 6.91 08/16/11
PFXF Preferred Securities ex Financials ETF 3.00 9.88 15.96 8.63 6.22 6.42 07/16/12
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Month-End 10/31/2021 Quarter-End 09/30/2021
Ticker Fund Name 1 MO* YTD* 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR LIFE Commenced
International Bond
CBON China Bond ETF NAV 0.86 4.66 9.83 6.32 3.71 2.77 11/10/14
Price 0.46 4.11 8.92 6.49 3.94 2.79
HYEM Emerging Markets High Yield Bond ETF NAV -1.30 0.17 7.88 6.33 4.73 5.34 05/08/12
Price -1.12 -0.34 7.45 6.45 4.62 5.34
GRNB Green Bond ETF NAV -0.84 -1.70 0.13 3.74 -- 3.77 03/03/17
Price -0.85 -2.22 -0.20 3.71 -- 3.78
IHY International High Yield Bond ETF NAV -1.32 -1.89 6.78 5.65 5.01 5.20 04/02/12
Price -1.26 -2.18 6.41 5.64 4.90 5.17
EMLC J.P. Morgan EM Local Currency Bond ETF NAV -1.34 -7.49 2.34 2.61 0.88 0.65 07/22/10
Price -1.36 -7.89 1.89 2.52 0.76 0.63
Corporate Bond
ANGL Fallen Angel High Yield Bond ETF NAV 0.47 7.13 16.25 9.70 8.26 8.88 04/10/12
Price 0.39 6.62 16.07 9.76 8.21 8.89
FLTR Investment Grade Floating Rate ETF NAV -0.05 0.80 1.35 2.10 2.34 1.58 04/25/11
Price -0.19 0.77 1.51 2.12 2.37 1.59
MBBB Moody’s Analytics BBB Corporate Bond ETF NAV -0.13 0.78 -- -- -- 2.48 12/01/20
Price 0.07 0.69 -- -- -- 2.44
MIG Moody’s Analytics IG Corporate Bond ETF NAV -0.03 0.37 -- -- -- 1.60 12/01/20
Price 0.13 0.31 -- -- -- 1.57
Municipal Bond
XMPT CEF Muni Income ETF NAV -0.53 5.46 12.99 10.29 4.88 6.68 07/12/11
Price -0.90 5.02 13.61 10.38 4.96 6.71
HYD High Yield Muni ETF NAV -0.64 3.86 8.43 4.19 3.63 6.85 02/04/09
Price -0.34 3.94 8.39 4.24 3.59 6.84
SMI HIP Sustainable Muni ETF NAV -0.06 -- -- -- -- -10.15 09/08/21
Price -0.05 -- -- -- -- -7.05
ITM Intermediate Muni ETF NAV -0.31 -0.18 1.87 5.27 3.03 4.26 12/04/07
Price -0.30 -0.41 1.85 5.45 3.06 4.26
MLN Long Muni ETF NAV -0.12 0.75 3.48 6.18 3.61 4.27 01/02/08
Price -0.11 0.89 3.14 6.44 3.58 4.27
MAAX Muni Allocation ETF NAV -0.31 1.11 4.31 -- -- 2.20 05/15/19
Price -0.51 1.13 4.37 -- -- 2.30
SHYD Short High Yield Muni ETF NAV -0.38 2.98 6.19 4.19 3.01 3.15 01/13/14
Price -0.33 2.96 5.90 4.24 2.99 3.16
SMB Short Muni ETF NAV -0.14 0.14 0.77 2.89 1.76 2.25 02/22/08
Price -0.25 0.01 0.95 3.08 1.78 2.27
Equity Income
BIZD BDC Income ETF NAV 4.47 39.47 55.07 11.05 9.29 7.13 02/11/13
Price 4.56 39.26 55.01 11.02 9.23 7.12
EINC Energy Income ETF NAV 5.89 46.49 68.88 1.03 0.77 -8.37 03/12/12
Price 5.94 46.82 69.25 1.11 0.72 -8.38
DURA Morningstar Durable Dividend ETF NAV 2.73 12.15 17.89 -- -- 9.99 10/30/18
Price 2.64 12.20 17.81 -- -- 10.04
MORT Mortgage REIT Income ETF NAV 3.86 24.80 47.90 0.97 5.18 6.92 08/16/11
Price 3.87 24.56 47.79 0.87 5.08 6.91
PFXF Preferred Securities ex Financials ETF NAV 2.99 9.86 16.25 8.73 6.34 6.42 07/16/12
Price 3.00 9.88 15.96 8.63 6.22 6.42

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