Featured White Papers from VanEck
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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.
December 02, 2019
A strategy based on market breadth, an alternative form of trend following, may improve performance by better differentiating between small and large market corrections.
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.
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.
September 04, 2019
A look at green bond’s role in the climate change challenge and within a fixed income portfolio.
August 05, 2019
Interest rates have fallen dramatically recently. How should investors be positioning their fixed income portfolios?
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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