“Here at Van Eck, we are generally bottom-up investors, i.e., we deal in fundamentals,” van Eck said. “More precisely, we focus most of our attention on companies that can provide shareholder return despite what the markets might be doing. Of course you cannot really escape the markets, but we focus on companies with quality management teams that have the potential to add value.”

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Max Chen contributed to this article.