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VanEck China Bond ETF

Market Updates*

  • The yield pickup provided by China onshore bonds versus U.S. bonds remains attractive relative to historical averages.
  • CNY has appreciated over the past year, driven by subdued monetary and fiscal policies relative to other global economies and the country’s impressive economic recovery.
  • Foreign interest in onshore bonds continues to increase, driven by their attractive yield and diversification potential, with inflows expected to continue as onshore bonds are gradually included in global bond indexes.

Source: Bloomberg

Fund Description

The VanEck China Bond ETF (CBON®) seeks to replicate as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the price and yield performance of the ChinaBond China High Quality Bond Index (CHQU01TR), which is comprised of fixed-rate, Renminbi ("RMB")-denominated bonds issued in the People's Republic of China by Chinese credit, governmental and quasi-governmental (e.g., policy banks) issuers.


  • Fund Ticker

  • Exchange

    NYSE Arca
  • ETF Structure

  • Administrator

    Van Eck Associates
  • Custodian

    State Street Bank and Trust Company
  • Index Ticker

  • Index Rebalancing


as of 09/24/21

  • 30-Day SEC Yield1

  • Total Net Assets

  • Number of Holdings

  • Options

  • Gross Expense Ratio2

  • Net Expense Ratio/TER2

  • Distribution Frequency


Performance History: Average Annual Total Returns* (%)

1 MO 3 MO YTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR LIFE
CBON (NAV) 0.52 0.15 3.76 10.98 6.17 3.87 -- 2.80
CBON (Share Price) 0.62 -0.17 3.59 10.45 6.40 4.13 -- 2.82
CHQU01TR (Index) 0.51 0.44 4.52 11.60 7.02 4.56 -- 3.71
Performance Differential (NAV - Index) 0.01 -0.29 -0.76 -0.62 -0.85 -0.69 -- -0.91
1 MO 3 MO YTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR LIFE
CBON (NAV) -1.26 2.62 2.30 12.67 5.08 3.68 -- 2.65
CBON (Share Price) -2.02 2.15 1.67 11.42 5.16 3.85 -- 2.60
CHQU01TR (Index) -1.23 2.91 2.79 12.63 5.85 4.44 -- 3.55
Performance Differential (NAV - Index) -0.03 -0.29 -0.49 0.04 -0.77 -0.76 -- -0.90

Distribution History

Anticipated Frequency: Monthly Dividend Income & Annual Capital Gains
Ex-Date Record
Payable Date Dividend
Capital Gains
Capital Gains
Return of Capital Total Distributions
09/01/2021 09/02/2021 09/08/2021 $0.0589 -- -- -- $ 0.06

*All registered investment companies are obliged to distribute portfolio gains to shareholders at yearend regardless of performance. Trading VanEck ETFs will also generate tax consequences and transaction expenses. The information provided is not intended to be tax advice. Tax consequences of dividend distributions may vary by individual taxpayer. There is no guarantee that dividends will be paid. To receive a distribution, you must have been a registered shareholder of the relevant VanEck ETFs on the record date. Distributions are paid to shareholders on the payment date. Past distributions are not indicative of future distributions.

Certain distributions may constitute a return of capital, which will have the effect of reducing your cost basis in the Fund’s shares and thereby increasing the amount of capital gain, if any, or decreasing the amount of capital loss, if any, that you will realize when selling or exchanging Fund shares. The final determination of the tax characteristics cannot be determined until after each Fund’s yearend and are reported to shareholders on Form 1099-DIV. The form is mailed to shareholders shortly after calendar yearend specifying how the distributions paid by the Fund during the prior calendar year should be characterized for purposes of reporting the distribution on a shareholder’s tax return.

The tax treatment and characterization of the Fund’s distributions may vary significantly from time to time depending on whether the Fund has gains or losses on the securities in its portfolio. The Fund’s distributions will normally reflect past and projected net investment income, and may include income from dividends and interest, capital gains and/or a return of capital. The final composition of the tax characteristics of the distributions cannot be determined with certainty until after the end of the year, and will be reported to shareholders at that time. The amount of distributions will vary, depending on a number of factors. As portfolio and market conditions change, the rate of dividends may change. There can be no assurance that the Fund will be able to declare a dividend distribution in each period. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

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Growth of hypothetical $10,000 investment as of 08/31/2021

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Calendar Year Returns (%) as of 12/31/2020

NAV History
as of 08/31/21

Best & Worst
Quarter Returns (%)
as of 06/30/21

  • Best quarter

    4Q'20 +5.84%
  • Worst quarter

    4Q'16 -6.40%
Best & Worst Quarter Returns are based on NAV, reflect the period since the Fund's inception, and are updated quarterly.