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VanEck Vectors Africa Index ETF (AFK)

ETF · Currency in USD · Last updated Feb 4, 2023

AFK is a passive ETF by VanEck tracking the investment results of the Dow Jones Africa Titans 50 Index. AFK launched on Jul 10, 2008 and has a 0.78% expense ratio.

ETF Info

ISINUS92189F8665
CUSIP92189F866
IssuerVanEck
Inception DateJul 10, 2008
RegionAfrica (Broad)
CategoryForeign Large Cap Equities
Expense Ratio0.78%
Index TrackedDow Jones Africa Titans 50 Index
ETF Home Pagewww.vaneck.com
Asset ClassEquity

Asset Class Size

Multi-Cap

Asset Class Style

Blend

Trading Data

Previous Close$17.00
Year Range$14.38 - $20.94
EMA (50)$16.71
EMA (200)$17.19
Average Volume$9.73K

AFKShare Price Chart


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AFKPerformance

The chart shows the growth of $10,000 invested in VanEck Vectors Africa Index ETF in Sep 2022 and compares it to the S&P 500 index or another benchmark. It would be worth nearly $8,765 for a total return of roughly -12.35%. All prices are adjusted for splits and dividends.


-10.00%-5.00%0.00%5.00%10.00%OctoberNovemberDecember2023February
7.72%
4.28%
AFK (VanEck Vectors Africa Index ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

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VanEck Vectors Africa Index ETF

AFKReturns in periods

Returns over 1 year are annualized

PeriodReturnBenchmark
1M4.87%8.17%
YTD5.85%7.73%
6M2.18%-0.37%
1Y-15.37%-9.87%
5Y-4.13%8.42%
10Y-2.90%10.61%

AFKMonthly Returns Heatmap


JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
20236.41%
2022-3.69%-9.45%2.47%13.39%-4.99%

AFKSharpe Ratio Chart

The Sharpe ratio shows whether the portfolio's excess returns are due to smart investment decisions or a result of taking a higher risk. The higher a portfolio's Sharpe ratio, the better its risk-adjusted performance.

The current VanEck Vectors Africa Index ETF Sharpe ratio is -0.69. A negative Sharpe ratio means that the risk-free rate is higher than the portfolio's return. This value does not convey any meaningful information.

The chart below displays rolling 12-month Sharpe Ratio.


-1.40-1.20-1.00-0.80-0.60-0.40-0.20OctoberNovemberDecember2023February
-0.69
-0.41
AFK (VanEck Vectors Africa Index ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

AFKDividend History

VanEck Vectors Africa Index ETF granted a 3.39% dividend yield in the last twelve months. The annual payout for that period amounted to $0.58 per share.


PeriodTTM2022202120202019201820172016201520142013201220112010
Dividend$0.58$0.58$0.84$0.80$1.29$0.34$0.49$0.53$0.39$0.76$0.83$1.06$0.97$0.38

Dividend yield

3.39%3.59%4.32%4.22%7.11%2.04%2.41%3.31%2.76%3.80%3.60%4.68%5.38%1.62%

AFKMonthly Dividends

The table displays the monthly dividend distributions for VanEck Vectors Africa Index ETF. The dividends shown in the table have been adjusted to account for any splits that may have occurred.


JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
2023$0.00
2022$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.58
2021$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.84
2020$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.80
2019$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$1.29
2018$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.34
2017$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.49
2016$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.53
2015$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.39
2014$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.76
2013$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.83
2012$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$1.06
2011$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.97
2010$0.38

AFKDrawdowns Chart

The Drawdowns chart displays portfolio losses from any high point along the way.


-45.00%-40.00%-35.00%-30.00%-25.00%-20.00%-15.00%-10.00%OctoberNovemberDecember2023February
-33.46%
-13.76%
AFK (VanEck Vectors Africa Index ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

AFKWorst Drawdowns

The table below shows the maximum drawdowns of the VanEck Vectors Africa Index ETF. A maximum drawdown is an indicator of risk. It shows a reduction in portfolio value from its maximum due to a series of losing trades.

The maximum drawdown since January 2010 for the VanEck Vectors Africa Index ETF is 59.35%, recorded on Mar 20, 2020. The portfolio has not recovered from it yet.


Depth

Start

To Bottom

Bottom

To Recover

End

Total

-59.35%Jul 29, 20141421Mar 20, 2020
-29.51%Jan 18, 2011180Oct 3, 2011648May 2, 2014828
-16.74%Apr 13, 201056Jun 30, 201067Oct 5, 2010123
-9.19%Jan 20, 201013Feb 5, 201023Mar 11, 201036
-6.57%Nov 11, 201013Nov 30, 201017Dec 23, 201030
-3.29%Oct 19, 20101Oct 19, 201012Nov 4, 201013
-2.78%May 15, 201428Jun 24, 201415Jul 16, 201443
-2.48%Mar 18, 20106Mar 25, 20102Mar 29, 20108
-1.54%Jan 6, 20112Jan 7, 20113Jan 12, 20115
-1.4%Jul 21, 20141Jul 21, 20141Jul 22, 20142

AFKVolatility Chart

Current VanEck Vectors Africa Index ETF volatility is 17.35%. The chart below shows the rolling 10-day volatility. Volatility is a statistical measure showing how big price swings are in either direction. The higher asset volatility, the riskier it is, because the price movements are less predictable.


10.00%15.00%20.00%25.00%30.00%35.00%40.00%45.00%OctoberNovemberDecember2023February
17.35%
16.33%
AFK (VanEck Vectors Africa Index ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)