PERFORMANCE



The Hypothetical Growth of $10,000 chart reflects a hypothetical $10,000 investment and assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains. Fund expenses, including management fees and other expenses were deducted.



The performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted, and numbers may reflect small variances due to rounding. Standardized performance and performance data current to the most recent month end may be obtained by clicking the "Returns" tab above.
as of
  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
-13.74 - - - -30.84
Market Price (%)   -13.75 - - - -30.87
Benchmark (%)   -13.55 - - - -30.74
After Tax Pre-Liq. (%)   -13.91 - - - -30.93
After Tax Post-Liq. (%)   -7.62 - - - -21.46
as of
  YTD 1m 3m 6m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
0.98 -19.25 -17.42 -9.80 -13.74 - - - -62.58
Market Price (%)   0.20 -19.06 -18.18 -9.81 -13.75 - - - -62.62
Benchmark (%)   1.22 -19.22 -17.35 -9.66 -13.55 - - - -62.45
After Tax Pre-Liq. (%)   0.90 -19.25 -17.42 -9.87 -13.91 - - - -62.71
After Tax Post-Liq. (%)   0.63 -10.90 -9.86 -5.48 -7.62 - - - -47.47
as of
  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Total Return (%)   - - - - -52.16
Market Price (%)   - - - - -52.17
Benchmark (%)   - - - -14.16 -52.21

Past performance is not a guide to future performance and should not be the sole factor of consideration when selecting a product. The price of the investments may go up or down and the investor may not get back the amount invested.

Source: BlackRock.  Performance data is displayed on a Net Asset Value basis, net of fees. Brokerage or transaction fees will apply.

Ex-Date Payable Date Record Date Total Distribution   Income ST Cap Gains LT Cap Gains Return on Capital
Jun 25, 2014 Jul 2, 2014 Jun 27, 2014 $0.033390 - - - -
Dec 18, 2013 Dec 30, 2013 Dec 20, 2013 $0.048972 $0.048972 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Jun 27, 2013 Jul 5, 2013 Jul 1, 2013 $0.086279 $0.086279 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Dec 18, 2012 Dec 27, 2012 Dec 20, 2012 $0.103963 $0.103963 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Jun 21, 2012 Jun 28, 2012 Jun 25, 2012 $0.084858 $0.084858 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000

Past distributions are not indicative of future distributions.



The performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted, and numbers may reflect small variances due to rounding. Standardized performance and performance data current to the most recent month end may be obtained by clicking the "Returns" tab above.
Greatest Premium  

Jul 22, 2014

1.06%
Greatest Discount  

Sep 17, 2014

-1.10%
Days ± 0.5% of NAV 56
Percent ± 0.5% of NAV 87.50%
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Number of Days At:

Premium   40
NAV   1
Discount   23

Premium/Discount Range

# of Days

≥ 1.0 up to 1.5

1

≥ 0.5 up to 1.0

8

≥ 0.0 up to 0.5

32

≥ -0.5 up to 0.0

22

≥ -1.5 up to -1.0

1

Chart Description  

Why is there a difference between NAV and Closing Price?  

Possible Timing Discrepancies  

Holdings

as of 30-Oct-2014

Holding Weight (%) Sector Country Market Value Shares Price Exchange Currency Market Currency FX Rate Notional Value
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G

GOLDCORP INC

15.64 Materials Canada $7,491,339 402,318 18.62 Toronto Stock Exchange USD CAD 1.12 -
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ABX

BARRICK GOLD CORP

14.71 Materials Canada $7,044,860 573,426 12.29 Toronto Stock Exchange USD CAD 1.12 -
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NEM

NEWMONT MINING CORP

9.78 Materials United States $4,682,568 230,328 20.33 New York Stock Exchange Inc. USD USD 1.00 -
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NCM

NEWCREST MINING LTD.

5.52 Materials Australia $2,645,721 307,188 8.61 Asx - All Markets USD AUD 1.13 -
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ELD

ELDORADO GOLD CORPORATION

4.87 Materials Turkey $2,332,527 387,324 6.02 Toronto Stock Exchange USD CAD 1.12 -
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RRS

RANDGOLD RESOURCES LTD.

4.83 Materials Mali $2,311,642 38,178 60.55 London Stock Exchange USD GBP 0.62 -
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AEM

AGNICO-EAGLE MINES LIMITED

4.40 Materials Canada $2,105,808 85,176 24.72 Toronto Stock Exchange USD CAD 1.12 -
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GFI

GOLD FIELDS LTD

3.61 Materials South Africa $1,727,552 487,872 3.54 Johannesburg Stock Exchange USD ZAR 10.87 -
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K

KINROSS GOLD CORP

3.55 Materials Canada $1,699,649 689,220 2.47 Toronto Stock Exchange USD CAD 1.12 -
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YRI

YAMANA GOLD INC

3.45 Materials Brazil $1,652,184 370,566 4.46 Toronto Stock Exchange USD CAD 1.12 -
Ticker ISIN SEDOL Name Weight (%) Sector Country Market Value Shares Price Exchange Currency Market Currency FX Rate Notional Value
Holdings are subject to change.

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 30-Oct-2014
  Canada 47.57%
  United States 12.04%
  South Africa 11.27%
  Australia 6.05%
  Turkey 5.63%
  Mali 4.83%
  Brazil 3.45%
  Peru 2.63%
  Jersey 1.57%
  Kyrgyzstan 1.28%
  Indonesia 1.17%
  Other 2.53%
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Geographic exposure relates principally to the domicile of the issuers of the securities held in the product, added together and then expressed as a percentage of the product’s total holdings. However, in some instances it can reflect the country where the issuer of the securities carries out much of their business.
as of 30-Oct-2014

% of Market Value

Materials

99.93%

Allocations are subject to change.

KEY FACTS

Net Assets

as of 31-Oct-2014

$45,539,623
Inception Date Jan 31, 2012
Exchange NYSE Arca
Asset Class Equities
Benchmark Index MSCI ACWI Select Gold Miners Investable Market Index
Index Ticker M1WDS1MI

Shares Outstanding 6,300,000
Number of Holdings

as of 30-Oct-2014

37
CUSIP 464286335
Closing Price  

as of 31-Oct-2014

7.16
20 Day Avg. Volume   15,206
Premium/Discount  

as of 31-Oct-2014

-0.53%
Options Available Yes

FEES

Expense Ratio  

0.39%

PORTFOLIO CHARACTERISTICS

P/E Ratio  

as of 30-Sep-2014

20.83
P/B Ratio  

as of 30-Sep-2014

1.12

Equity Beta  

as of 30-Sep-2014

0.54
Standard Deviation (3y)  

as of -

-

12m Trailing Yield  

as of 30-Sep-2014

0.90%
Distribution Yield  

as of 30-Sep-2014

0.65%
30 Day SEC Yield  

as of 30-Sep-2014

0.93%

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