| The Gold Miners ETF Market Vectors ETF Fund is an open-end investment management company. The Fund seeks to replicate as closely as possible, the price and yield performance of the NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index (GDM). The Index provides exposure to publicly traded companies worldwide involved primarily in the mining for gold, representing a diversified blend of small, mid and large-capitalization stocks. As of Dec 31 2013, the Fund's total assets and investment portfolio were $6,954,958,352 and $6,657,983,184, respectively. We show 194 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of GDX's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of GDX shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like GDX versus peers —
is critical for investors. Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies.
Furthermore, via issuance of new shares over time, or the repurchase of existing shares, the number of shares outstanding can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching GDX by allowing them to research GDX shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.