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VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX)
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ETF Info

ISINUS92189F1066
CUSIP92189F106
IssuerVanEck
Inception DateMay 22, 2006
RegionDeveloped Markets (Broad)
CategoryMaterials
Index TrackedNYSE Arca Gold Miners Index
Home Pagewww.vaneck.com
Asset ClassEquity

Asset Class Size

Multi-Cap

Asset Class Style

Blend

Expense Ratio

The VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF has a high expense ratio of 0.53%, indicating higher-than-average management fees.


0.50%1.00%1.50%2.00%0.53%

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VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF

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Performance

Performance Chart

The chart shows the growth of an initial investment of $10,000 in VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF, comparing it to the performance of the S&P 500 index or another benchmark. All prices have been adjusted for splits and dividends.


-10.00%0.00%10.00%20.00%NovemberDecember2024FebruaryMarchApril
13.69%
15.51%
GDX (VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

S&P 500

Returns By Period

VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF had a return of 6.51% year-to-date (YTD) and -2.12% in the last 12 months. Over the past 10 years, VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF had an annualized return of 4.42%, while the S&P 500 had an annualized return of 10.50%, indicating that VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF did not perform as well as the benchmark.


PeriodReturnBenchmark
Year-To-Date6.51%5.90%
1 month10.51%-1.28%
6 months13.69%15.51%
1 year-2.12%21.68%
5 years (annualized)10.54%11.74%
10 years (annualized)4.42%10.50%

Monthly Returns Heatmap


JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
2024-9.90%-5.65%19.95%
2023-8.03%4.09%11.82%0.64%

Risk-Adjusted Performance

Risk-Adjusted Performance Rank

The current rank of GDX is 15, indicating that it is in the bottom 15% of the market in terms of risk-adjusted performance. This ranking is based on the combined values of the indicators listed below.

The Risk-Adjusted Performance Rank of GDX is 1515
VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF(GDX)
The Sharpe Ratio Rank of GDX is 1414Sharpe Ratio Rank
The Sortino Ratio Rank of GDX is 1616Sortino Ratio Rank
The Omega Ratio Rank of GDX is 1616Omega Ratio Rank
The Calmar Ratio Rank of GDX is 1414Calmar Ratio Rank
The Martin Ratio Rank of GDX is 1515Martin Ratio Rank
The risk-adjusted ranks indicate the investment's position relative to the market. A rank closer to 100 signifies top-performing investments, while a rank closer to 0 might suggest underperformance, based on the selected ratio. The values are calculated based on the past 12 months of returns.

Risk-Adjusted Performance Indicators

The charts below present risk-adjusted performance metrics for VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX) and compare them to a chosen benchmark (^GSPC). These indicators evaluate an investment's returns against its associated risks.


GDX
Sharpe ratio
The chart of Sharpe ratio for GDX, currently valued at -0.14, compared to the broader market0.002.004.00-0.14
Sortino ratio
The chart of Sortino ratio for GDX, currently valued at 0.00, compared to the broader market-2.000.002.004.006.008.0010.000.00
Omega ratio
The chart of Omega ratio for GDX, currently valued at 1.00, compared to the broader market1.001.502.002.501.00
Calmar ratio
The chart of Calmar ratio for GDX, currently valued at -0.08, compared to the broader market0.002.004.006.008.0010.0012.00-0.08
Martin ratio
The chart of Martin ratio for GDX, currently valued at -0.26, compared to the broader market0.0020.0040.0060.0080.00-0.26
^GSPC
Sharpe ratio
The chart of Sharpe ratio for ^GSPC, currently valued at 1.89, compared to the broader market0.002.004.001.89
Sortino ratio
The chart of Sortino ratio for ^GSPC, currently valued at 2.74, compared to the broader market-2.000.002.004.006.008.0010.002.74
Omega ratio
The chart of Omega ratio for ^GSPC, currently valued at 1.33, compared to the broader market1.001.502.002.501.33
Calmar ratio
The chart of Calmar ratio for ^GSPC, currently valued at 1.43, compared to the broader market0.002.004.006.008.0010.0012.001.43
Martin ratio
The chart of Martin ratio for ^GSPC, currently valued at 7.62, compared to the broader market0.0020.0040.0060.0080.007.62

Sharpe Ratio

The current VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF Sharpe ratio is -0.14. 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.


Rolling 12-month Sharpe Ratio-0.500.000.501.001.502.002.503.00NovemberDecember2024FebruaryMarchApril
-0.14
1.89
GDX (VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

Dividends

Dividend History

VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF granted a 1.51% dividend yield in the last twelve months. The annual payout for that period amounted to $0.50 per share.


PeriodTTM20232022202120202019201820172016201520142013
Dividend$0.50$0.50$0.48$0.53$0.19$0.19$0.11$0.18$0.06$0.12$0.12$0.19

Dividend yield

1.51%1.61%1.66%1.67%0.53%0.65%0.50%0.76%0.26%0.85%0.66%0.90%

Monthly Dividends

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


JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
2024$0.00$0.00$0.00
2023$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.50
2022$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.48
2021$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.53
2020$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.19
2019$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.19
2018$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.11
2017$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.18
2016$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.06
2015$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.12
2014$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.12
2013$0.19

Drawdowns

Drawdowns Chart

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


-60.00%-50.00%-40.00%-30.00%-20.00%-10.00%0.00%NovemberDecember2024FebruaryMarchApril
-44.31%
-3.86%
GDX (VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

Worst Drawdowns

The table below displays the maximum drawdowns of the VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF. A maximum drawdown is a measure of risk, indicating the largest reduction in portfolio value due to a series of losing trades.

The maximum drawdown for the VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF was 80.57%, occurring on Jan 19, 2016. The portfolio has not yet recovered.

The current VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF drawdown is 44.31%.


Depth

Start

To Bottom

Bottom

To Recover

End

Total

-80.57%Sep 9, 20111096Jan 19, 2016
-70.99%Mar 17, 2008157Oct 27, 2008479Sep 22, 2010636
-20.52%Sep 6, 200620Oct 3, 200698Feb 26, 2007118
-19.96%Jul 20, 200720Aug 16, 200722Sep 18, 200742
-19.03%Apr 11, 201147Jun 16, 201155Sep 2, 2011102

Volatility

Volatility Chart

The current VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF volatility is 8.86%, representing the average percentage change in the investments's value, either up or down over the past month. The chart below shows the rolling one-month volatility.


2.00%4.00%6.00%8.00%10.00%NovemberDecember2024FebruaryMarchApril
8.86%
3.39%
GDX (VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)