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Home   »   ETFs : SPDR® Nuveen S&P® VRDO Municipal Bond ETF (VRD)

SPDR® Nuveen S&P® VRDO Municipal Bond ETF

Closed to investors effective March 19, 2015.

This fund is closed to new investors.

Fund Objective

The SPDR® Nuveen S&P® VRDO Municipal Bond ETF seeks to provide investment results that, before fees and expenses, correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the S&P® National AMT-Free Municipal VRDO Index.

Ordinary brokerage commissions may apply.

Fund Information

As of 03/27/2015
Ticker SymbolVRD
Primary BenchmarkS&P National AMT-Free Municipal VRDO Index
Short Selling AllowedYes
Options AvailableNo
Gross Expense Ratio

The gross expense ratio is the fund's total annual operating expense ratio. It is gross of any fee waivers or expense reimbursements. It can be found in the fund's most recent prospectus.

Inception Date09/23/2009
Investment ManagerSSgA Funds Management, Inc.
DistributorState Street Global Markets, LLC
Distribution FrequencyMonthly

Fund Documents

Fund Market Price

As of 03/18/2015
Closing Price$29.91
Day High$29.91
Day Low$29.81
Exchange Volume (shares)3,601

Fund Net Asset Value


Market value of a mutual fund's and ETF's total assets, minus liabilities, divided by the number of shares outstanding

As of 03/18/2015
Shares Outstanding200,000
Total Net Assets$5.99 M
Most Recent NAV / NAV History XLS

Fund Net Cash Amount

As of 03/18/2015
Net Cash Amount$107,076.85

Purchase Information

Buying and Selling ETFs

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ETFs are subject to risk similar to those of stocks including those regarding short-selling and margin account maintenance.

Ordinary brokerage commissions apply.

Performance Graphs

Month End as of 02/28/2015

Fund Inception Date: 09/23/2009

Index Inception Date: 09/23/2009

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Quarter End as of 12/31/2014

Fund Inception Date: 09/23/2009

Index Inception Date: 09/23/2009

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After-tax returns are calculated based on NAV using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Actual after-tax returns depend on the investor's tax situation and may differ from those shown. The after-tax returns shown are not relevant to investors who hold their fund shares through tax-deferred arrangements such as 401(k) plans or individual retirement accounts.

Performance of an index is not illustrative of any particular investment. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

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.

Unless otherwise noted all information contained herein is that of the SPDR Nuveen S&P VRDO Municipal Bond ETF.

State Street Global Markets, LLC is the distributor for all registered products on behalf of the advisor.  SSgA Funds Management has retained Nuveen Asset Management as the sub-advisor.

Municipal Bond ETF Management Team

Senior Portfolio Manager Matt Pappas Vice President Show Bio

Matthew is a Vice President of State Street Global Advisors where he is a Senior Portfolio Manager within Global Fixed Income, Cash and Currency (FICC). Matt is a member of the Global Rates and Sector Strategy group and manages various global investment grade multi sector strategies designed to meet or exceed client specific objectives incorporating global interest rates, Corporate debt, US TIPS and Agency MBS.

Prior to his current role, Matt was a research analyst in the Credit Research group supporting the Securities Lending and Cash desk. This role included both quantitative and qualitative credit analysis on corporate and short-term structured products. Matt originally joined SSGA as an Investment Operations associate before transitioning to the Research group in 2002. Matt has been a member of the Fixed Income area since joining SSGA in 1999.

Matt earned his MBA with a concentration in Finance from Bryant University. He obtained his Bachelor degree in Accounting from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.

After Tax Returns

After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates, and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Actual after tax returns depend on the investor's tax situation and may differ from those shown, and the after-tax returns shown are not relevant to investors who hold their fund shres through tad deferred arrangements such as 401(k) plans or individual retiredment accounts. After tax returns may not take into account year end tax adjustments, which are calculated only at the end of each tax year. The after tax returns could differ after year end tax adjustments are accounted for.

S&P National AMT-Free Municipal VRDO Index

 The Municipal VRDO Index is a rules-based, market-value weighted index engineered for the municipal variable rate demand obligation bond market. To be included in the Municipal VRDO Index a security must: (i) be issued by a state (including Puerto Rico and U.S. territories) or local government or agency such that interest on the security is exempt from U.S. federal income taxes; (ii) be priced at par; (iii) have a minimum par amount of $10 million; (iv) be included in the Ipreo Holdings LLC product offering for VRDOs; (v) be rated A-3, VMIG-3 or F-3 or higher by one of the following statistical ratings agencies: S&P, Moody's or Fitch, respectively; (vi) have a maturity of greater than or equal to one month; (vii), with respect to 75% of the constituents, be a constituent of a deal with an original offering amount of at least $100 million, or, with respect to the remaining 25% of constituents, have no minimum deal size criteria and be the highest yielding constituents (that meet all of the other criteria for eligibility) chosen from the eligible VRDO universe at each monthly rebalancing; (viii) have a weekly reset; and (ix) have a credit or liquidity support facility. The Municipal VRDO Index is rebalanced after the close of the last business day of each month, based on new issuance, size and maturity.

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© 2015 State Street Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

© 2015 State Street Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

Important Risk Information

In general, ETFs can be expected to move up or down in value with the value of the applicable index. Although ETF shares may be bought and sold on the exchange through any brokerage account, ETF shares are not individually redeemable from the Fund. Investors may acquire ETFs and tender them for redemption through the Fund in Creation Unit Aggregations only. Please see the prospectus for more details.

Bond funds contain interest rate risk (as interest rates rise bond prices usually fall); the risk of issuer default; issuer credit risk; liquidity risk; and inflation risk.

The municipal market is volatile and can be significantly affected by adverse tax, legislative or political changes and the financial condition of the issuers of municipal securities. Interest rate increases can cause the price of a debt security to decrease.  A portion of the dividends you receive may be subject to federal, state, or local income tax or may be subject to the federal alternative minimum tax.

The Fund invests by sampling the Index, holding a range of securities that, in the aggregate, approximates the full Index in terms of key risk factors and other characteristics which may cause the fund to experience tracking errors relative to performance of the Index.

Distributor: State Street Global Markets, LLC, member FINRA, SIPC, a wholly owned subsidiary of State Street Corporation. References to State Street may include State Street Corporation and its affiliates. Certain State Street affiliates provide services and receive fees from the SPDR ETF

Before investing, consider the funds' investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. To obtain a prospectus or summary prospectus which contains this and other information, call 1-866-787-2257, download a prospectus or summary prospectus now, or talk to your financial advisor. Read it carefully before investing.