|SPDR® Gold Shares
|SPDR® Gold MiniSharesSM Trust||GLDM|
|SPDR® Blackstone Senior Loan ETF||SRLN|
|SPDR® Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF||JNK|
|SPDR® Dow Jones® Industrial Average ETF Trust||DIA|
|SPDR® S&P 500® ETF||SPY|
|SPDR® S&P® Bank ETF||KBE|
|SPDR® S&P® Regional Banking ETF||KRE|
|SPDR® S&P® Homebuilders ETF||XHB|
|SPDR® S&P® Metals & Mining ETF||XME|
|The Communication Services Select Sector SPDR® Fund||XLC|
|The Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR® Fund||XLY|
|The Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR® Fund||XLP
|The Energy Select Sector SPDR® Fund||XLE|
|The Financial Select Sector SPDR® Fund||XLF
|The Health Care Select Sector SPDR® Fund||XLV|
|The Industrial Select Sector SPDR® Fund||XLI|
|The Materials Select Sector SPDR® Fund||XLB|
|The Real Estate Select Sector SPDR® Fund||XLRE|
|The Technology Select Sector SPDR® Fund||XLK|
|The Utilities Select Sector SPDR® Fund||XLU|
|SPDR® S&P® Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF||XOP|
|SPDR® S&P® Pharmaceuticals ETF||XPH|
For SPDR® Gold Trust and SPDR® Gold MiniSharesSM Trust:
Investing involves risk, and you could lose money on an investment in each of SPDR® Gold Shares Trust (“GLD®”) and SPDR® Gold MiniSharesSM Trust (“GLDMSM”), a series of the World Gold Trust (together, the “Funds”).
Commodities and commodity-index linked securities may be affected by changes in overall market movements, changes in interest rates, and other factors such as weather, disease, embargoes, or political and regulatory developments, as well as trading activity of speculators and arbitrageurs in the underlying commodities.
Investing in commodities entails significant risk and is not appropriate for all investors.
Important Information Relating to SPDR® Gold Trust (“GLD®”) and SPDR® Gold MiniSharesSM Trust (“GLDMSM”):
The SPDR Gold Trust (“GLD”) and the World Gold Trust have each filed a registration statement (including a prospectus) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) for GLD and GLDM, respectively. Before you invest, you should read the prospectus in the registration statement and other documents each Fund has filed with the SEC for more complete information about each Fund and these offerings. Please see each Fund’s prospectus for a detailed discussion of the risks of investing in each Fund’s shares. The GLD prospectus is available by clicking here and the GLDM prospectus is available by clicking here. You may get these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website at sec.gov or by visiting spdrgoldshares.com. Alternatively, the Funds or any authorized participant will arrange to send you the prospectus if you request it by calling +41 44 245 70 00.
None of the Funds is an investment company registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the “1940 Act”). As a result, shareholders of each Fund do not have the protections associated with ownership of shares in an investment company registered under the 1940 Act. GLD and GLDM are not subject to regulation under the Commodity Exchange Act of 1936 (the “CEA”). As a result, shareholders of each of GLD and GLDM do not have the protections afforded by the CEA.
Shares of each Fund trade like stocks, are subject to investment risk and will fluctuate in market value.
The values of GLD shares and GLDM shares relate directly to the value of the gold held by each Fund (less its expenses), respectively. 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.
None of the Funds generate any income, and as each Fund regularly sells gold to pay for its ongoing expenses, the amount of gold represented by each Fund share will decline over time to that extent.
The World Gold Council name and logo are a registered trademark and used with the permission of the World Gold Council pursuant to a license agreement. The World Gold Council is not responsible for the content of, and is not liable for the use of or reliance on, this material. World Gold Council is an affiliate of the Sponsor of each of GLD and GLDM.
GLD® is a registered trademark of World Gold Trust Services, LLC used with the permission of World Gold Trust Services, LLC. MiniSharesSM and GLDMSM are service marks of WGC USA Asset Management Company, LLC used with the permission of WGC USA Asset Management Company, LLC.
The Trust has not been approved by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA ("FINMA") as a foreign collective investment scheme which may be offered to non-qualified investors pursuant to Article 120 of the Swiss Collective Investment Schemes Act ("CISA"). Accordingly, the Shares may only be offered, sold or otherwise made available in Switzerland to qualified investors, as defined Article 10(3) and (3ter) of the Swiss Collective Investment Schemes Act (“CISA”) and its implementing ordinance, at the exclusion of qualified investors with an opting-out pursuant to Art. 5(1) of the Swiss Federal Law on Financial Services ("FinSA") and without any portfolio management or advisory relationship with a financial intermediary pursuant to Article 10(3ter) CISA (“Excluded Qualified Investors”). Before investing please read the Trust’s Prospectus, Trust Indenture and annual financial statements. Prospective investors may obtain these documents free of charge from the Swiss Representative and Paying Agent, State Street Bank International GmbH, Munich, Zurich Branch, Beethovenstrasse 19, 8027 Zurich, as well as from the main distributor in Switzerland, State Street Global Advisors AG (“SSGA AG”), Beethovenstrasse 19, 8027 Zurich. For Shares offered, sold or otherwise made available in Switzerland, the registered office of the Swiss Representative is the place of jurisdiction and performance. The Trust or its delegates do not pay retrocessions to third parties as compensation for the offer of Shares in Switzerland.
Adtrax 3412264.1.1.EMEA.INST exp. 31/01/2022
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