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VanEck has a history of looking beyond the financial markets to identify trends that are likely to create impactful investment opportunities. We were one of the first U.S. asset managers to offer investors access to international markets. This set the tone for the firm’s drive to identify asset classes and trends – including gold investing in 1968, emerging markets in 1993, and Exchange Traded Funds in 2006 - that subsequently shaped the investment management industry.

2020 Investment Outlook: The World’s Next Big Digital Platform

February 11, 2020

CEO Jan van Eck shares his 2020 investment outlook, with a focus on navigating central bank policy and what he views as the most interesting investable trend for 2020: the digitization of India.

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Fallen Angel Bonds: Resurrecting Value in High Yield

November 12, 2019

In this Q&A, Fran Rodilosso, Head of Fixed Income ETF Portfolio Management at VanEck, discusses what sets fallen angel high yield bonds apart from the broad high yield universe and why investors should be paying attention to this unique segment.

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Time to Hedge Against Central Bank Uncertainty?

October 08, 2019

Following the surge in negative-yielding debt, we believe investors should consider how they hedge against central bank uncertainty and avoid being too conservative in fixed income.

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Green Bonds: A Path to Sustainability

September 04, 2019

A look at green bond’s role in the climate change challenge and within a fixed income portfolio.

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Is There Enough Risk in Your Fixed Income Portfolio?

August 05, 2019

Interest rates have fallen dramatically recently. How should investors be positioning their fixed income portfolios?

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What Makes a Moat?

June 01, 2019

Moat investing is based on a simple concept: Invest in companies with sustainable competitive advantages trading at attractive valuations. One of the first steps of implementing this approach is finding companies with a moat.

A company’s moat refers to its ability to maintain the competitive advantages that are expected to help it fend off competition and maintain profitability into the future. Morningstar has identified five sources of moat: Switching Costs, Intangible Assets, Network Effect, Cost Advantage, Efficient Scale.

In this paper, we provide an overview of how these attributes may contribute to a company’s moat and highlight companies that showcase these sources of moat.

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Opening the Doors to China’s Markets

May 01, 2019

Opportunities for investors to gain exposure to China’s markets are growing.

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