Van Eck Vectors Retail ETF (NASDAQ:RTH) seeks to replicate as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the price and yield performance of the MVIS® US Listed Retail 25 Index. The fund normally invests at least 80% of its total assets in securities that comprise the fund’s benchmark index. To be initially eligible for the index, companies must generate at least 50% of their revenues from retail. Retail includes companies engaged primarily in retail distribution; wholesalers; online, direct mail and TV retailers; multi-line retailers; specialty retailers; and food and other staples retailers. The fund is non-diversified.

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Fund Overview

  • Net Assets 258.35 Millions
  • YTD Daily Total Return 14.05%
  • Yield 0.57%
  • Annual Expense Ratio 0.35%

Performance Overview

  • 14.05% YTD Daily Total Return
  • 23.82% 1-Year Daily Total Return
  • 20.33% 3-Year Daily Total Return


Van Eck Vectors Retail ETF has a 20.28% allocation to Amazon.com. This ETF’s willingness to concentrate its bets on a single stock has paid off with dramatic outperformance. Most of the other stocks among the fund’s holdings are traditional retailers in the home-improvement, drugstore, grocery, and big-box department-store niches, but the fact that returns are double the SPDR’s average performance shows how instrumental online retail has been.


Top 10 Holdings (71.68% of Total Assets)

NameSymbol% Assets
Amazon.com IncAMZN20.28%
The Home Depot IncHD11.60%
Walmart IncWMT8.27%
Costco Wholesale CorpCOST5.04%
Lowe’s Companies IncLOW4.92%
JD.com Inc ADRJD4.78%
Target CorpTGT4.54%
TJX Companies IncTJX4.51%
CVS Health CorpCVS4.28%
Dollar General CorpDG3.46%

Therefore, Van Eck Vectors Retail ETF is the best ETF for investors who want to own retail stocks.

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