The objective of the SPDR® Gold Trust is for the Shares to reflect the performance of the price of gold bullion, less the Trust's expenses.
Ordinary brokerage commissions may apply.
|Short Selling Allowed||Yes|
|Gross Expense Ratio||0.40%|
|Trustee||BNY Mellon Asset Servicing, a division of The Bank of New York Mellon|
|Marketing Agent||State Street Global Markets, LLC|
|Custodian||HSBC Bank plc|
|Sponsor||World Gold Trust Services, LLC|
|Exchange||NYSE ARCA EXCHANGE|
|Exchange Volume (shares)||1,453,845|
|LBMA Gold Price PM||$1,185.50|
|Shares Outstanding||246.90 M|
|Total Net Assets||$28,088.07 M|
|NAV (in gold oz) Per Basket||9,596.20|
|NAV Per Basket||$11,376,293.71|
Buying and Selling ETFs
ETFs are flexible and easy to trade. Investors buy and sell them like stocks, typically through a brokerage account. Investors can also employ traditional stock trading techniques; including stop orders, limit orders, margin purchases, and short sales using ETFs. They are listed on major US Stock Exchanges.
ETFs are subject to risk similar to those of stocks including those regarding short-selling and margin account maintenance.
The use of short selling entails a high degree of risk, may increase potential losses and is not suitable for all investors. Please assess your financial circumstances and risk tolerance prior to short selling.
Margin trading can add to the speculative risk involved given the potential for margin calls if the price moves against the contract holder.
Ordinary brokerage commissions apply.
Month End as of 02/28/2015
Fund Inception Date: 11/18/2004
Index Inception Date: 11/18/2004
Quarter End as of 12/31/2014
Fund Inception Date: 11/18/2004
Index Inception Date: 11/18/2004
*The ounces of gold listed on the daily barlist may differ from the ounces of gold listed as owned by SPDR® Gold Trust ("Trust") on the website due to timing differences in trading and settlement. The barlist includes ounces of gold on a settlement date basis, while ounces shown on the website are on a trade date basis. Effective June 1, 2011, the Trust has entered into an agreement with HSBC Bank plc, the Trust's Custodian, which will ensure that all of the Trust's gold is held in allocated form at the end of each working day.
Investors should be aware that if the gross value of the Trust assets is less than approximately $1.0 billion, the ordinary expenses of the Trust including the fees and expenses of the Trustee and the Custodian, printing and mailing costs, legal and audit fees, registration fees and listing fees, will accrue at a rate greater than 0.40% per year of the daily ANAV of the Trust. Additionally, if the Trust incurs unforeseen expenses that cause the total of such ordinary expenses of the Trust to exceed 0.70% per year of the daily ANAV of the Trust, those expenses will accrue at a rate greater than 0.40% per year of the daily ANAV of the Trust, even after the Sponsor and the Marketing Agent have completely waived their combined fees of 0.30% per year of the daily ANAV of the Trust.
Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
Important Information Relating to SPDR Gold Shares Trust:
The SPDR Gold Shares Trust ("GLD") has filed a registration statement (including a prospectus) with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") for the offering to which this communication relates. Before you invest, you should read the prospectus in that registration statement and other documents GLD has filed with the SEC for more complete information about GLD and this offering. You may get these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website at www.sec.gov or by visiting www.spdrgoldshares.com. Alternatively, the Trust or any authorized participant will arrange to send you the prospectus if you request it by calling 1-866-320-4053.
GLD is not an investment company registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the "1940 Act") and is not subject to regulation under the Commodity Exchange Act of 1936 (the "CEA"). As a result, shareholders of the Trust do not have the protections associated with ownership of shares in an investment company registered under the 1940 Act or the protections afforded by the CEA.
GLD shares trade like stocks, are subject to investment risk and will fluctuate in market value. The value of GLD shares relates directly to the value of the gold held by GLD (less its expenses), and fluctuations in the price of gold could materially and adversely affect an investment in the shares. The price received upon the sale of the shares, which trade at market price, may be more or less than the value of the gold represented by them. GLD does not generate any income, and as GLD regularly sells gold to pay for its ongoing expenses, the amount of gold represented by each Share will decline over time. Investing involves risk, and you could lose money on an investment in GLD. Please see the GLD prospectus for a detailed discussion of the risks of investing in GLD shares.
This document includes "forward-looking statements" which generally relate to future events or future performance. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as "may," "will," "should," "expect," "plan," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "predict," "potential," "it is likely" or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. All statements (other than statements of historical fact) included in this document that address activities, events or developments that will or may occur in the future, including such matters as changes in commodity prices and market conditions (for gold and the Shares), the Trust's operations, the Sponsor's plans and references to the Trust's future success and other similar matters are forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned that these statements are only projections. Actual events or results may differ materially. These statements are based upon certain assumptions and analyses the Sponsor made based on its perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors believed appropriate in the circumstances. Whether or not actual results and developments will conform to the Sponsor's expectations and predictions, however, is subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including, the factors identified in the "Risk Factors" section of the Prospectus filed with the SEC and in other filings made by the Trust from time to time with the SEC.
Consequently, all the forward-looking statements made in this material are qualified by these cautionary statements, and there can be no assurance that the actual results or developments the Sponsor or the Marketing Agent anticipates will be realized or, even if substantially realized, that they will result in the expected consequences to, or have the expected effects on, the Trust's operations or the value of the Shares. Neither the Sponsor, the Marketing Agent nor any other person assumes responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of the forward-looking statements. Neither the Trust, the Marketing Agent nor the Sponsor is under a duty to update any of the forward-looking statements to conform such statements to actual results or to reflect a change in the Sponsor's or the Marketing Agent's expectation or projections.
All references to LBMA Gold Price PM are used with the permission of ICE Benchmark Administration Limited and have been provided for informational purposes only. ICE Benchmark Administration Limited accepts no liability or responsibility for the accuracy of the prices or the underlying product to which the prices may be referenced.
"SPDR" is a product of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC (“SPDJI”), and has been licensed for use by State Street Corporation. Standard & Poor’s® and S&P® are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC (“S&P”); Dow Jones® is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC (“Dow Jones”); SPDR is a trademark of the SPDJI; and these trademarks have been licensed for use by SPDJI and sublicensed for certain purposes by State Street Corporation. State Street Corporation's financial products are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by SPDJI, Dow Jones, S&P, their respective affiliates and none of such parties make any representation regarding the advisability of investing in such product(s) nor do they have any liability for any errors, omissions, or interruptions of SPDR.
This material must be delivered with a prospectus. The prospectus contains material information about the Trust and its Shares which is material and/or which may be important to you. You should read the entire prospectus, including "risk factors" and the information incorporated by references therein, before making an investment decision about the Shares.
As with all stocks, you may be required to deposit more money or securities into your margin account if the equity, including the amount attributable to your ETF shares, declines.
For more information contact State Street Global Markets, LLC, One Lincoln Street, Boston, MA, 02111, 866.320.4053 or visit www.spdrgoldshares.com.