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HYD
VanEck Vectors High Yield Muni ETF

Market Updates*

  • While spreads have tightened since the March 2020 sell-off, we believe there is room to tighten given the prospects of a faster-than-expected recovery.
  • The current recovery is already well under way, helped by a stronger economic and financial foundation, more immediate fiscal and monetary response, and some direct aid to state and local governments.
  • Names and sectors that were more affected by the pandemic—such as corporate-backed munis, healthcare and special tax—are likely to drive performance, while tobacco and COFINA (Puerto Rico’s Sales Tax Financing Corporation) may continue to provide good carry and marginal price appreciation.

Fund Description

The VanEck Vectors® High Yield Muni ETF (HYD®) seeks to replicate as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the price and yield performance of the Bloomberg Barclays Municipal Custom High Yield Composite Index (LMEHTR), which is intended to track the overall performance of the U.S. dollar denominated high yield long-term tax-exempt bond market.

 
 

  • Fund Ticker

    HYD
  • Exchange

    Cboe
  • ETF Structure

    Physical
  • Administrator

    Van Eck Associates
  • Custodian

    State Street Bank and Trust Company
  • Index Ticker

    LMEHTR
  • Index Rebalancing

    Monthly
  • 2020 Preliminary NAIC
    Designation7

    4.C

 
as of 05/07/21

  • 30-Day SEC Yield1

    2.67%
  • Total Net Assets

    $3.5B
  • Number of Holdings

    1899
  • Options

    Available
  • Gross Expense Ratio2

    0.35%
  • Net Expense Ratio/TER2

    0.35%
  • Distribution Frequency

    Monthly

1, 2, 7 See Important Disclosure

Why Invest?

Morningstar™ Ratings3
as of 03/31/2021

Category Overall 3 Year 5 Year
High Yield Muni
3 stars of 179 funds
2 stars of 179 funds
3 stars of 152 funds

Key Points

  • High-Yield Muni Focus
    Underlying Index comprised of highest-yielding municipal bonds with income generally exempt from federal taxes

  • Enhanced Liquidity Feature
    Index includes 25% BBB investment-grade exposure for enhanced liquidity

  • Diverse Sector Exposure and Low Default Rates
    Index covers wide range of muni sectors and securities with historically low default rates*

* Source: Moody’s Investors Services; "U.S. Municipal Bond Defaults and Recoveries, 1970-2019"

Yields
as of 05/07/21

  • 30-Day SEC Yield1

    2.67%
  • Distribution Yield1

    3.54%
  • 12-Month Yield1

    3.79%
  • Taxable Equivalent 30-Day SEC Yields1a

  • 12% Federal Tax Rate

    3.03%
  • 22% Federal Tax Rate

    3.42%
  • 24% Federal Tax Rate

    3.51%
  • 32% Federal Tax Rate

    3.93%
  • 35% Federal Tax Rate

    4.11%
  • 37% Federal Tax Rate

    4.24%
 1/1a See Important Disclosure for definitions.

Fees & Expenses2

  • Management Fee

    0.35%
  • Other Expenses

    --
  • Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses

    --
  • Gross Expense Ratio

    0.35%
  • Fee Waivers and
    Expense Reimbursement

    --
  • Net Expense Ratio/TER2

    0.35%
2Van Eck Associates Corporation (the “Adviser”) will pay all expenses of the Fund, except for the fee payment under the investment management agreement, acquired fund fees and expenses, interest expense, offering costs, trading expenses, taxes and extraordinary expenses.

Trading Information

  • Fund Ticker

    HYD
  • Index Total Return Ticker

    LMEHTR
  • NAV

    HYDNV
  • Intraday NAV (IIV)5

    HYDIV
  • Shares Outstanding

    55,846,401
  • Estimated Cash

    HYDEU
  • Total Cash

    HYDTC
  • CUSIP

    92189H409
  • ISIN

    US92189H4092
5See IIV Details. Source: Bloomberg

Fundamentals4
as of 05/07/21

  • Yield to Worst

    3.12%
  • Yield to Maturity

    4.19%
  • Effective Duration (yrs)

    6.61
  • Duration to Worst (yrs)

    5.22
  • Modified Duration (yrs)

    8.05
  • Spread Duration (yrs)

    6.64
  • Years to Maturity

    20.99
  • Coupon

    4.99%
  • AMT

    14.19%
 4 See Important Disclosure for definitions.

Investment Professionals

  • Portfolio Manager for non-taxable Fixed Income ETFs and Senior Municipal Strategist
  • Joined VanEck in 2007
  • Prior to joining VanEck, held several senior municipal fixed income positions at Lord Abbett, John Hancock Funds, Old Harbor Capital and Evergreen Asset Management
  • Member of National Municipal Buyers Conference (Chairman, 1996), Municipal Forum of New York, Boston Fixed Income Management Society and The Economics Club of New York
  • MBA, Finance, Hofstra University
  • BA, Economics and International Relations, Brown University
  • Associate Portfolio Manager for Fixed Income ETFs
  • Joined VanEck in 2013
  • Prior to his current role, held a portfolio administration position for the firm’s alternative investment funds
  • MS, Finance, University of Rochester
  • BS, Information Sciences and Technology, Pennsylvania State University
  • Associate Portfolio Manager for Fixed Income ETFs
  • Joined VanEck in 2016
  • MS, Financial Engineering, Baruch College
  • BBA, Finance, Baruch College
  • Senior Trader, Portfolio Analyst for Fixed Income ETFs
  • Joined VanEck in 2017
  • Previously, Trader at Beck, Mack & Oliver LLC and monitored markets and executed equity and fixed income trades and Fixed Income Operations at Gleacher & Company Securities, Inc.
  • MBA, Finance, Montclair State University
  • BS, concentration in Accounting and Finance, minor in Computer Science, University of Vermont

Prices as of 05/07/21

NAV/
Market Price
Volume
30-Day Avg./
Last Trading Day
Daily Change
NAV/
Last Price
YTD Change
NAV/
Last Price
Premium/
Discount
Prem/Discount
Distribution Charts
NAV &
Prem/Discount
History
30-Day
Median
Bid Ask
Spread
NAV
Chart
HYD $62.50
$62.59
459,165
299,526
$0.05 / +0.38%
$0.02 / +0.33%
+3.21%
+3.27%
$0.09
0.15%
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Premium/Discount History as of 05/07/21

Calendar Year 2020 2Q 2020 3Q 2020 4Q 2020 1Q 2021 Premium/Discount Charts NAV & Prem/Discount History
Days closed at a premium 97 13 22 31 45
HYD Days closed at NAV 2 0 0 1 0
Days closed at a discount 154 50 42 32 16


Performance History: Average Annual Total Returns* (%)

1 MO 3 MO YTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR LIFE
02/04/09
HYD (NAV) 1.29 0.61 2.88 15.84 4.40 4.07 5.86 6.95
HYD (Share Price) 1.17 0.73 3.14 19.13 4.53 4.09 5.84 6.98
LMEHTR (Index) 1.39 1.42 3.45 19.54 7.24 6.11 7.39 8.56
Performance Differential (NAV - Index) -0.10 -0.81 -0.57 -3.70 -2.84 -2.04 -1.53 -1.61
1 MO 3 MO YTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR LIFE
02/04/09
HYD (NAV) 0.73 1.57 1.57 9.82 4.09 4.02 5.85 6.89
HYD (Share Price) 1.26 1.95 1.95 23.92 4.35 4.14 5.83 6.93
LMEHTR (Index) 1.07 2.03 2.03 13.87 6.85 6.03 7.40 8.49
Performance Differential (NAV - Index) -0.34 -0.46 -0.46 -4.05 -2.76 -2.01 -1.55 -1.60

Top 10 Holdings (%) as of 04/30/21 Daily Holdings

Total Holdings: 1,895
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Issuer Name State Weighting (%)
Chicago Ill Brd Ed
IL
3.91
New Jersey St Transn Tr Fd Auth
NJ
3.35
Puerto Rico Sales Tax Fing Corp Sales Tax Rev
PR
3.22
Buckeye Ohio Tob Settlement Fing Auth
OH
2.97
Illinois St
IL
2.82
Florida Dev Fin Corp Surface Transn Fac Rev
FL
2.57
Chicago Ill
IL
2.31
New York Transn Dev Corp Spl Fac Rev
NY
2.12
New Jersey Economic Dev Auth Rev
NJ
2.07
Golden St Tob Securitization Corp Calif Tob Settlement Rev
CA
1.60
Top 10 Total (%) 26.94

These are not recommendations to buy or to sell any security. Securities and holdings may vary.

Geographical Weightings (%) as of 04/30/21

  • State

    % of Net Assets
  • California

    13.5
  • Illinois

    12.1
  • New York

    8.5
  • New Jersey

    8.3
  • Florida

    5.3
  • Ohio

    4.8
  • Texas

    4.7
  • Puerto Rico

    3.9
  • Pennsylvania

    3.8
  • Colorado

    3.5
  • Wisconsin

    2.7
  • Arizona

    2.7
  • Alabama

    1.9
  • Washington

    1.5
  • Virginia

    1.4
  • Maryland

    1.4
  • Iowa

    1.4
  • Michigan

    1.2
  • Minnesota

    1.1
  • Georgia

    1.1
  • Other

    15.1

Currency Exposure (%)
as of 04/30/21

  • U.S. Dollar

    99.98
  • Other/Cash

    0.02

Sector Weightings (%) as of 04/30/21

  • Sector

    % of Net Assets
  • Health Care

    19.2
  • Industrial Revenue

    16.3
  • Special Tax

    11.6
  • Tobacco

    10.2
  • Education

    9.9
  • Local

    8.0
  • Transportation

    8.0
  • Leasing

    7.8
  • Housing

    3.7
  • State

    3.0
  • Water & Sewer

    1.9
  • Power

    0.4
  • Solid Waste/Res Recovery

    0.1
  • Cash

    0.0
  • Unassigned

    0.0

Credit Quality (%) as of 04/30/21

Composite % of Net Assets
Investment Grade BBB 24.59
Non-Investment Grade BB 21.65
B 7.57
CCC 4.36
Total Investment Grade -- 24.59
Total Non-Investment Grade -- 33.58
Not Rated -- 41.81
Source: Barclays.  Rating is a proprietary composite of various rating agencies.

Maturity (%) as of 04/30/21

 Average Portfolio Maturity: 20.95 Years