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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.

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.

Ex-Date Payable Date Record Date Total Distribution   Income ST Cap Gains LT Cap Gains Return on Capital

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.

Holdings

as of 26-Feb-2015

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

BASF SE

4.92 Chemicals Germany $16,727,244 171,421 97.58 Xetra USD EUR 0.89 -
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BHP

BHP BILLITON LTD

4.62 Metals & Mining Australia $15,722,598 598,674 26.26 Asx - All Markets USD AUD 1.28 -
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DD

E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS

3.88 Chemicals United States $13,199,633 169,161 78.03 New York Stock Exchange Inc. USD USD 1.00 -
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RIO

RIO TINTO PLC

3.35 Metals & Mining Australia $11,392,342 231,650 49.18 London Stock Exchange USD GBP 0.65 -
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MON

MONSANTO

3.19 Chemicals United States $10,845,288 90,400 119.97 New York Stock Exchange Inc. USD USD 1.00 -
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DOW

DOW CHEMICAL

2.99 Chemicals United States $10,184,408 206,790 49.25 New York Stock Exchange Inc. USD USD 1.00 -
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BLT

BHP BILLITON PLC

2.89 Metals & Mining United Kingdom $9,818,680 394,483 24.89 London Stock Exchange USD GBP 0.65 -
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GLEN

GLENCORE PLC

2.80 Oil Gas & Consumable Fuels Switzerland $9,539,607 2,065,979 4.62 London Stock Exchange USD GBP 0.65 -
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AI

AIR LIQUIDE SA

2.50 Chemicals France $8,490,187 64,410 131.81 Nyse Euronext - Euronext Paris USD EUR 0.89 -
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LIN

LINDE AG

2.08 Chemicals Germany $7,060,488 34,691 203.53 Xetra USD EUR 0.89 -
Ticker ISIN SEDOL Name Weight (%) Asset Class Sector Country Market Value Shares Price Exchange Currency Market Currency FX Rate Notional Value
Holdings are subject to change.

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 26-Feb-2015
  United States 31.71%
  Australia 11.11%
  Japan 9.41%
  Germany 8.8%
  Switzerland 6.82%
  Canada 5.7%
  United Kingdom 5.25%
  Netherlands 4.15%
  France 3.56%
  Taiwan 2.33%
  Korea (South) 1.61%
  Ireland 1.54%
  Brazil 1.15%
  Other 6.65%
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as of 26-Feb-2015

% of Market Value

Chemicals

52.84%

Metals & Mining

31.02%

Construction Materials

5.87%

Paper & Forest Products

3.19%

Oil Gas & Consumable Fuels

2.80%

Containers & Packaging

2.80%

Pharmaceuticals

0.63%

Allocations are subject to change.
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KEY FACTS

Net Assets

as of 27-Feb-2015

$340,204,889
Inception Date Sep 12, 2006
Exchange NYSE Arca
Asset Class Equity
Benchmark Index S&P Global 1200 Materials Sector Index™
Index Ticker SGMNW

Shares Outstanding 5,650,000
Number of Holdings  

as of 26-Feb-2015

117
CUSIP 464288695
Closing Price  

as of 27-Feb-2015

60.19
20 Day Avg. Volume   7,362
Premium/Discount  

as of 27-Feb-2015

-0.09%
Options Available No

FEES as of 31-Mar-2014

Expense Ratio  

0.48%

FEES as of 31-Dec-2014

Expense Ratio  

0.47%

PORTFOLIO CHARACTERISTICS

P/E Ratio  

as of 30-Jan-2015

21.93
P/B Ratio  

as of 30-Jan-2015

2.98

Equity Beta  

as of 30-Jan-2015

0.72
Standard Deviation (3y)  

as of 30-Jan-2015

13.71%

12m Trailing Yield  

as of 30-Jan-2015

2.34%
Distribution Yield  

as of 30-Jan-2015

1.78%
30 Day SEC Yield  

as of 30-Jan-2015

2.10%

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Funds that concentrate investments in specific industries, sectors, markets or asset classes may underperform or be more volatile than other industries, sectors, markets or asset classes and than the general securities market.

Shares of ETFs are bought and sold at market price (not NAV) and are not individually redeemed from the Fund. Brokerage commissions will reduce returns. Market returns are based upon the midpoint of the bid/ask spread at 4:00 p.m. eastern time (when NAV is normally determined for most ETFs), and do not represent the returns you would receive if you traded shares at other times.

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