|Bid||40.00 x 1000|
|Ask||45.00 x 1300|
|Day's Range||42.69 - 42.87|
|52 Week Range||41.66 - 46.80|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.48%|
KEMMERER: Now that we understand why the macro environment is supportive, why don’t you tell us a little bit about the investment process? What we’re doing is looking at what drives these individual real asset equities.
GILLIAN KEMMERER: Welcome, I’m Gillian Kemmerer. Building on a legacy in the real asset space, VanEck is soon to debut a new fund, ticker RAAX. It is a real assets ETF that can invest in commodities, natural resource equities, REITs, MLPs, and infrastructure. It uses ETFs to gain exposure and can also be 100% in cash. Here to tell us more about the launch, VanEck’s own David Schassler and Roland Morris. Thanks for joining us. So, Dave, why don’t we start with an elevator pitch for the fund?
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