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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.
2.24 5.66 3.58 - 4.36
Market Price (%)   2.02 6.10 3.50 - 4.32
Benchmark (%)   2.47 5.94 3.87 7.92 4.63
After Tax Pre-Liq. (%)   1.75 5.27 3.30 - 4.16
After Tax Post-Liq. (%)   1.69 4.52 2.98 - 3.63
as of
  YTD 1m 3m 6m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
-2.31 -6.27 -6.87 -2.64 2.24 17.95 19.21 - 41.05
Market Price (%)   -2.85 -6.59 -7.17 -2.92 2.02 19.43 18.78 - 40.55
Benchmark (%)   -2.15 -6.28 -6.81 -2.54 2.47 18.90 20.89 114.29 43.90
After Tax Pre-Liq. (%)   -2.59 -6.27 -6.87 -2.91 1.75 16.66 17.64 - 38.86
After Tax Post-Liq. (%)   -1.05 -3.55 -3.89 -1.24 1.69 14.19 15.80 - 33.27
as of
  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Total Return (%)   64.64 19.52 -20.29 10.99 2.92
Market Price (%)   61.06 20.11 -20.35 11.61 2.30
Benchmark (%)   63.62 20.54 -20.31 11.38 3.05

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
Jun 24, 2014 Jul 1, 2014 Jun 26, 2014 $0.773652 - - - -
Dec 17, 2013 Dec 27, 2013 Dec 19, 2013 $0.497855 $0.497855 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Jun 25, 2013 Jul 2, 2013 Jun 27, 2013 $0.833785 $0.833785 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Dec 17, 2012 Dec 24, 2012 Dec 19, 2012 $0.609340 $0.609340 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Jun 20, 2012 Jun 27, 2012 Jun 22, 2012 $0.697890 $0.697890 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Dec 19, 2011 Dec 29, 2011 Dec 21, 2011 $0.559144 $0.559144 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Jun 21, 2011 Jun 27, 2011 Jun 23, 2011 $0.707602 $0.707602 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Dec 20, 2010 Dec 30, 2010 Dec 22, 2010 $0.720779 $0.720779 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Jun 21, 2010 Jun 25, 2010 Jun 23, 2010 $0.483303 $0.483303 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Dec 21, 2009 Dec 31, 2009 Dec 23, 2009 $0.217328 $0.217328 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Jun 22, 2009 Jun 26, 2009 Jun 24, 2009 $0.238750 $0.238750 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Dec 22, 2008 Dec 31, 2008 Dec 24, 2008 $0.492969 $0.492969 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Jun 23, 2008 Jun 27, 2008 Jun 25, 2008 $0.551790 $0.551790 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Dec 24, 2007 Jan 4, 2008 Dec 27, 2007 $0.482245 $0.482245 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Dec 21, 2006 Dec 28, 2006 Dec 26, 2006 $0.162536 $0.162536 $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  

Sep 16, 2014

0.51%
Greatest Discount  

Aug 5, 2014

-0.45%
Days ± 0.5% of NAV 63
Percent ± 0.5% of NAV 98.44%
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Number of Days At:

Premium   26
NAV   1
Discount   37

Premium/Discount Range

# of Days

≥ 0.5 up to 1.0

1

≥ 0.0 up to 0.5

26

≥ -0.5 up to 0.0

37

Chart Description  

Why is there a difference between NAV and Closing Price?  

Possible Timing Discrepancies  

Holdings

as of 24-Nov-2014

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

BHP BILLITON LTD

5.08 Metals & Mining Australia $17,172,530 605,910 28.34 Asx - All Markets USD AUD 1.16 -
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BAS

BASF SE

4.74 Chemicals Germany $16,048,032 173,394 92.55 Xetra USD EUR 0.80 -
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DD

E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS

3.69 Chemicals United States $12,477,477 172,938 72.15 New York Stock Exchange Inc. USD USD 1.00 -
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DOW

DOW CHEMICAL ORD

3.27 Chemicals United States $11,069,295 211,812 52.26 New York Stock Exchange Inc. USD USD 1.00 -
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MON

MONSANTO ORD

3.26 Chemicals United States $11,019,817 91,428 120.53 New York Stock Exchange Inc. USD USD 1.00 -
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RIO

RIO TINTO PLC

3.23 Metals & Mining Australia $10,935,289 234,042 46.72 London Stock Exchange USD GBP 0.64 -
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GLEN

GLENCORE PLC

3.22 Oil Gas & Consumable Fuels Switzerland $10,888,785 2,086,206 5.22 London Stock Exchange USD GBP 0.64 -
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BLT

BHP BILLITON PLC

3.00 Metals & Mining United Kingdom $10,133,960 398,259 25.45 London Stock Exchange USD GBP 0.64 -
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AI

AIR LIQUIDE SA

2.40 Chemicals France $8,125,682 64,980 125.05 Nyse Euronext - Euronext Paris USD EUR 0.80 -
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LYB

LYONDELLBASELL INDUSTRIES NV CLASS

2.15 Chemicals Netherlands $7,267,983 80,256 90.56 New York Stock Exchange Inc. USD USD 1.00 -
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 24-Nov-2014
  United States 30.19%
  Australia 11.53%
  Japan 8.53%
  Germany 8.43%
  Switzerland 7.05%
  United Kingdom 5.51%
  Canada 5.49%
  Netherlands 4.43%
  France 3.38%
  Taiwan 2.3%
  Korea (South) 1.81%
  Indonesia 1.69%
  Brazil 1.42%
  Ireland 1.21%
  Other 6.79%
Show all 15 countries
as of 24-Nov-2014

% of Market Value

Chemicals

51.16%

Metals & Mining

32.71%

Construction Materials

5.49%

Oil Gas & Consumable Fuels

3.22%

Paper & Forest Products

2.98%

Containers & Packaging

2.78%

Other/Undefined

1.06%

Pharmaceuticals

0.61%

Allocations are subject to change.
How to buy iShares ETFs

KEY FACTS

Net Assets

as of 25-Nov-2014

$338,451,072
Inception Date Sep 12, 2006
Exchange NYSE Arca
Asset Class Equities
Benchmark Index S&P Global 1200 Materials Sector Index™
Index Ticker SGMNW

Shares Outstanding 5,700,000
Number of Holdings

as of 24-Nov-2014

120
CUSIP 464288695
Closing Price  

as of 25-Nov-2014

59.26
20 Day Avg. Volume   7,440
Premium/Discount  

as of 25-Nov-2014

-0.13%
Options Available No

FEES

Expense Ratio  

0.48%

FEES as of 30-Sep-2014

Expense Ratio  

0.47%

PORTFOLIO CHARACTERISTICS

P/E Ratio  

as of 31-Oct-2014

20.00
P/B Ratio  

as of 31-Oct-2014

2.77

Equity Beta  

as of 31-Oct-2014

0.89
Standard Deviation (3y)  

as of 31-Oct-2014

15.44%

12m Trailing Yield  

as of 31-Oct-2014

2.20%
Distribution Yield  

as of 31-Oct-2014

2.57%
30 Day SEC Yield  

as of 31-Oct-2014

2.14%

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