Market Vectors-Coal ETF (the Fund) seeks to replicate as closely as possible the price and yield return performance of the Stowe Coal Index (COAL or the Index) by investing in a portfolio of securities that generally replicates COAL. COAL, calculated and maintained by Standard & Poor�s Custom Indices on behalf of Stowe Global Indexes LLC, is a rules-based, modified capitalization-weighted, float-adjusted index consisting of publicly traded companies worldwide that are engaged in the coal industry. The Index provides exposure to publicly traded companies worldwide that derive greater than 50% of their revenues from the coal industry with market cap exceeding $200 million and should have three-month average daily turnover greater than $1 million. The Index comprises a globally diversified group of global coal companies, including those engaged in coal transport, equipment manufacturing, and the production of clean coal. The Fund�s investment advisor is Van Eck Associates Corporation.