Van Eck International Investors Gold Fund

4 / 5 Stars
5 5 1 2 2
Zacks Investment Research
2 (Buy)
Standard & Poor's
3 / 5 Stars
E- (Sell)

#2 in Equity Precious Metals

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The fund has returned 27.28 percent over the past year, -18.22 percent over the past three years, 0.23 percent over the past five years, and 9.60 percent over the past decade.

Trailing Returns Updated 06.30.2014
Year to date 36.0%
1 Year 27.3%
3 Years (Annualized) -18.2%
5 Years (Annualized) 0.2%
10 Years (Annualized) 9.6%

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The investment seeks long-term capital appreciation; current income is a secondary consideration. The fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets in securities of companies principally engaged in gold-related activities, instruments that derive their value from gold, gold coins and bullion. A company principally engaged in gold-related activities is one that derives at least 50% of its revenues from gold-related activities, including the exploration, mining or processing of or dealing in gold. It concentrates its investments in the gold-mining industry and therefore invests 25% or more of its total assets in such industry. The fund is non-diversified.


Fees are Above Average compared to funds in the same category.
Van Eck International Investors Gold Fund has an expense ratio of 1.45 percent.

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Risk is Above Average compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.

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