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.
-3.42 - - - -8.65
Market Price (%)   -4.88 - - - -8.92
Benchmark (%)   -3.12 - - - -8.68
After Tax Pre-Liq. (%)   -4.29 - - - -9.11
After Tax Post-Liq. (%)   -1.37 - - - -6.42
as of
  YTD 1m 3m 6m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
-6.74 -9.36 -7.53 -3.97 -3.42 - - - -21.43
Market Price (%)   -8.33 -10.49 -9.24 -5.26 -4.88 - - - -22.04
Benchmark (%)   -6.63 -9.34 -7.57 -4.07 -3.12 - - - -21.51
After Tax Pre-Liq. (%)   -6.98 -9.36 -7.53 -4.23 -4.29 - - - -22.47
After Tax Post-Liq. (%)   -3.63 -5.30 -4.26 -2.06 -1.37 - - - -16.21
as of
  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Total Return (%)   - - - - -7.53
Market Price (%)   - - - - -8.26
Benchmark (%)   - - - 5.08 -7.56

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 $0.198375 - - - -
Dec 18, 2013 Dec 30, 2013 Dec 20, 2013 $0.453823 $0.453823 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Jun 27, 2013 Jul 5, 2013 Jul 1, 2013 $0.224467 $0.224467 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Dec 18, 2012 Dec 27, 2012 Dec 20, 2012 $0.161036 $0.161036 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Jun 21, 2012 Jun 28, 2012 Jun 25, 2012 $0.129525 $0.129525 $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 2, 2014

1.60%
Greatest Discount  

Sep 30, 2014

-0.73%
Days ± 0.5% of NAV 28
Percent ± 0.5% of NAV 43.75%
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Number of Days At:

Premium   53
NAV   0
Discount   11

Premium/Discount Range

# of Days

≥ 1.5 up to 2.0

1

≥ 1.0 up to 1.5

12

≥ 0.5 up to 1.0

21

≥ 0.0 up to 0.5

19

≥ -0.5 up to 0.0

9

≥ -1.0 up to -0.5

2

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Why is there a difference between NAV and Closing Price?  

Possible Timing Discrepancies  

Holdings

as of 22-Oct-2014

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

BHP BILLITON LTD.

12.19 Materials Australia $20,684,071 685,632 30.17 Asx - All Markets USD AUD 1.14
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RIO

RIO TINTO PLC

7.94 Materials Australia $13,482,861 271,872 49.59 London Stock Exchange USD GBP 0.62
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BLT

BHP BILLITON PLC

7.09 Materials United Kingdom $12,034,898 450,432 26.72 London Stock Exchange USD GBP 0.62
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GLEN

GLENCORE XSTRATA PLC

6.89 Materials Switzerland $11,691,698 2,271,168 5.15 London Stock Exchange USD GBP 0.62
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FCX

FREEPORT MCMORAN INC

4.03 Materials Indonesia $6,838,305 221,376 30.89 New York Stock Exchange Inc. USD USD 1.00
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AAL

ANGLO AMERICAN PLC

3.84 Materials United Kingdom $6,517,732 299,328 21.77 London Stock Exchange USD GBP 0.62
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RIO

RIO TINTO LTD.

2.94 Materials Australia $4,996,911 92,736 53.88 Asx - All Markets USD AUD 1.14
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005490

POSCO

2.38 Materials Korea (South) $4,043,523 13,286 304.34 Korea Exchange (Stock Market) USD KRW 1,051.44
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AA

ALCOA INC

2.37 Materials United States $4,029,742 249,984 16.12 New York Stock Exchange Inc. USD USD 1.00
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VALE5

CIA VALE DO RIO DOCE PFD SH -A-

2.26 Materials Brazil $3,843,734 410,200 9.37 XBSP USD BRL 2.47
Ticker ISIN SEDOL Name Weight (%) Sector Country Market Value Shares Price Exchange Currency Market Currency FX Rate
Holdings are subject to change.

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 22-Oct-2014
  Australia 25.98%
  United Kingdom 10.93%
  United States 10.13%
  Japan 7.61%
  Switzerland 6.97%
  Brazil 5.38%
  Indonesia 4.14%
  Korea (South) 3.87%
  Canada 2.83%
  Peru 2.24%
  Russian Federation 1.92%
  Taiwan 1.83%
  South Africa 1.77%
  Germany 1.72%
  Netherlands 1.65%
  India 1.65%
  Zambia 1.26%
  China 1.1%
  Other 6.54%
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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 22-Oct-2014

% of Market Value

Materials

97.36%

Other/Undefined

2.25%

Consumer Services

0.35%

Household & Personal Products

0.04%

Allocations are subject to change.

KEY FACTS

Net Assets

as of 23-Oct-2014

$169,055,757
Inception Date Jan 31, 2012
Exchange NYSE Arca
Asset Class Equities
Benchmark Index MSCI ACWI Select Metals & Mining Producers Ex Gold & Silver Investable Market Index
Index Ticker M1WDS1PI

Shares Outstanding 9,600,000
Number of Holdings

as of 21-Oct-2014

224
CUSIP 464286368
Closing Price  

as of 23-Oct-2014

17.84
20 Day Avg. Volume   21,265
Premium/Discount  

as of 23-Oct-2014

1.08%
Options Available No

FEES as of 31-Aug
Expense Ratio   0.39%

PORTFOLIO CHARACTERISTICS

P/E Ratio  

as of 30-Sep-2014

21.10
P/B Ratio  

as of 30-Sep-2014

1.62

Equity Beta  

as of 30-Sep-2014

0.75
Standard Deviation (3y)  

as of -

-

12m Trailing Yield  

as of 30-Sep-2014

3.56%
Distribution Yield  

as of 30-Sep-2014

2.12%
30 Day SEC Yield  

as of 30-Sep-2014

2.55%

% Stock 99.58%
% Bond 0.00%
% Cash 0.04%
% Other  

as of 21-Oct-2014

0.37%

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