VanEck Vectors ETF Trust – VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX) Declines -0.98% on Apr 14

Shares of VanEck Vectors ETF Trust – VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (ASX:GDX) last traded at 31.19, representing a move of -0.98%, or -0.31 per share, on volume of 2,872 shares. After opening the trading day at 31.14, shares of VanEck Vectors ETF Trust – VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF traded in a close range. VanEck Vectors ETF Trust – VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF currently has a total float of shares and on average sees shares exchange hands each day. The stock now has a 52-week low of 24.65 and high of 32.9.

This Is Why S&P/ASX 200 Is Up 4.7% For The Year

S&P/ASX 200 is a leading market index that features Australia’s top 200 companies ranked based on market capitalization. VanEck Vectors ETF Trust – VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF is one of many involved in trades. The index first went online in April of 2,000 after inheriting all the data from All Ordinaries. The index does not have restrictions on the kind of companies that can be listed as long as one meets the minimum eligibility requirements.

ASX 200 Highs and Lows

Since its inception, the index all time high stands at 6828.70 points recorded in November 2007. The index boasts of an all-time low of 1358.50 points registered in November 1992 and inherited from All Ordinaries.

The index currently covers 80% of Australia’s equity market something that has made it a reliable tool for gauging the health of the country’s equity market. ASX 200 is also liquidperfect from addressing all kinds of investment needs for managers who need to diversity in their portfolio. Good liquidity of VanEck Vectors ETF Trust – VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF attracted traders at the market.

S&P/ ASX 200 is market-capitalization weighted, meaning its rating can only move up or down, based price changes of stocks listed. Weighted points are not in any way affected by changes in market capitalization not tied to stock prices. Unlike other indexes, ASX 200 does to take into consideration-restricted stocks normally issued to strategic investor’s, governments or venture capitalists as these are deemed strategic holdings mostly considered log term investments.

Listing Requirements

Companies that would wish to be listed in the index must first have their shares listed on the country’s national bourse, the ASX. Liquidity of a stock is another factor that is usually taken into consideration prior to a company being listed. The index also ensures that no single company dominates trading.

Rebalancing of the index usually takes place every three months in a bid to ensure that all the stocks listed meet the minimum requirement. In the just concluded rebalancing carried out on September 16, 2016, six companies were dropped and consequently replaced by six others that had met the minimum requirement.

The index rebalancing is normally carried out by a five-panel ‘index committee’ with the next one slated for December 16, 2016. While rebalancing can reduce the number of stocks listed, the committee cannot list more than 200 companies. Fortunately, VanEck Vectors ETF Trust – VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF is one of them.

Some of the sectors that feature prominently in the index include utilities, financials, and Healthcare. Financials account for a huge chunk of the index’s total weighted points, at 40% with the second one accounting for less than 20%. The index total equity capitalization on the other hand accounts for 80% of Australian Securities Exchange total capitalization.

ASX 200 Performance

The S&P ASX 200 is currently up by 4.7% for the year as institutional and retail investors continue to scramble for positions in some of the companies with solid growth prospects. Strong corporate governance is one of the reasons that most investors are showing strong interest in the country’s top tier companies most of which are listed in the ASX 200.

Australia also boasts of one of the lowest interest rate environment in the developed world seen as a key drawer of investments from investors abroad. Companies like VanEck Vectors ETF Trust – VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF are the safe haven for many.

More notable recent VanEck Vectors ETF Trust – VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (ASX:GDX) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Metals Investors: Buy GDX, Not GLD – Seeking Alpha” on July 17, 2018, also Gurufocus.com with their article: “Apr 11, 2019 – Gradient Investments LLC Buys Invesco S&P 500 Low Volatility, iShares S&P 500 Value, Vanguard Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF, Sells SPDR Portfolio Aggregate Bond, SPDR Portfolio Short Term Corporate Bond, SPDR Portfolio Developed World ex-US – GuruFocus.com” published on April 11, 2019, Etfdailynews.com published: “What Gold Investors Need To Know Right Now – ETF Daily News” on October 01, 2018. More interesting news about VanEck Vectors ETF Trust – VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (ASX:GDX) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Gold: GDXJ’s Dramatic Restructuring Is A Shot Across The Bow – Seeking Alpha” published on July 21, 2017 as well as Gurufocus.com‘s news article titled: “Profit From Rising Gold Prices With St. Barbara Ltd. – GuruFocus.com” with publication date: January 28, 2019.

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