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VanEck Vectors Africa Index ETF (AFK)

ETF · Currency in USD · Last updated Sep 30, 2022

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$16.05
Year Range$16.05 - $21.69
EMA (50)$17.04
EMA (200)$18.62
Average Volume$6.70K

AFKShare Price Chart


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AFKPerformance

The chart shows the growth of $10,000 invested in VanEck Vectors Africa Index ETF in Jan 2010 and compares it to the S&P 500 index or another benchmark. It would be worth nearly $7,530 for a total return of roughly -24.70%. All prices are adjusted for splits and dividends.


-35.00%-30.00%-25.00%-20.00%-15.00%-10.00%-5.00%0.00%MayJuneJulyAugustSeptember
-30.28%
-20.56%
AFK (VanEck Vectors Africa Index ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

AFKReturns in periods

Returns over 1 year are annualized

PeriodReturnBenchmark
1M-12.70%-9.68%
6M-29.84%-20.90%
YTD-24.85%-23.62%
1Y-23.35%-16.36%
5Y-4.87%7.64%
10Y-3.98%9.64%

AFKMonthly Returns Heatmap


JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
20221.99%3.65%-0.09%-8.19%-2.61%-11.63%2.92%-3.69%-9.15%
2021-1.67%4.74%0.14%2.95%4.34%-3.19%-0.59%0.92%-5.29%2.94%-5.68%4.10%
2020-5.15%-8.89%-27.89%16.69%3.93%6.98%4.83%3.04%-1.48%1.25%11.12%7.74%
201911.34%-0.73%-1.01%2.51%-6.44%7.13%-4.30%-4.94%-0.77%1.68%1.16%5.27%
20185.23%-2.18%0.12%-1.68%-3.33%-3.57%1.02%-6.41%-3.87%-5.86%1.44%-1.87%
20177.38%-1.65%-0.10%1.29%1.89%0.23%6.62%3.69%-2.76%0.91%4.59%3.55%
2016-7.14%3.21%10.97%12.21%-6.88%1.47%3.94%-2.93%2.42%-0.96%-5.36%4.72%
2015-3.20%2.63%-2.95%6.68%-3.45%-5.43%-8.00%-8.34%-3.94%2.79%-7.84%-2.71%
2014-3.13%4.70%-0.80%5.35%0.83%-0.23%1.36%0.75%-6.77%-5.86%-3.45%-6.33%
2013-1.72%-1.17%-0.26%-2.04%1.24%-10.33%7.65%-1.61%4.69%5.34%-1.68%2.41%
20129.33%6.95%-2.02%0.85%-7.29%0.83%0.58%6.04%5.33%1.41%-4.58%7.28%
2011-8.16%1.89%1.52%2.45%-2.54%-3.33%-2.74%-5.34%-12.72%10.14%-3.12%-3.42%
2010-4.30%3.67%9.38%0.79%-8.98%-4.77%11.74%-3.64%8.47%3.48%-2.40%9.59%

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 -1.19. 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.


-1.00-0.500.000.501.00MayJuneJulyAugustSeptember
-1.19
-0.76
AFK (VanEck Vectors Africa Index ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

AFKDividend History

VanEck Vectors Africa Index ETF granted a 5.55% dividend yield in the last twelve months. The annual payout for that period amounted to $0.84 per share.


PeriodTTM202120202019201820172016201520142013201220112010
Dividend$0.84$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

5.55%4.17%4.08%6.86%1.97%2.33%3.19%2.66%3.67%3.48%4.52%5.20%1.56%

AFKDrawdowns Chart

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


-40.00%-30.00%-20.00%-10.00%0.00%NovemberDecember2022FebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptember
-42.84%
-24.10%
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 59.33%, recorded on Mar 20, 2020. The portfolio has not recovered from it yet.


Depth

Start

To Bottom

Bottom

To Recover

End

Total

-59.33%Jul 29, 20141419Mar 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 23.74%. 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.


5.00%10.00%15.00%20.00%25.00%30.00%35.00%40.00%MayJuneJulyAugustSeptember
23.74%
20.76%
AFK (VanEck Vectors Africa Index ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)