|SPDR® Gold Shares
|SPDR® Gold MiniSharesSM Trust||GLDM|
|SPDR® Blackstone Senior Loan ETF||SRLN|
|SPDR® Bloomberg Barclays Convertible Securities ETF||CWB|
|SPDR® Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF||JNK|
|SPDR® Bloomberg Barclays Investment Grade Floating Rate ETF||FLRN|
|SPDR® Dow Jones® Industrial Average ETF Trust||DIA|
|SPDR® EURO STOXX 50® ETF||FEZ|
|SPDR® MSCI ACWI Low Carbon Target ETF||LOWC|
|SPDR® Portfolio Mortgage Backed Bond ETF||SPMB|
|SPDR® Portfolio S&P 500® Growth ETF||SPYG|
|SPDR® Portfolio S&P 500® Value ETF||SPYV|
|SPDR® S&P 500® ETF||SPY|
|SPDR® S&P® 500 Fossil Fuel Reserves Free ETF||SPYX|
|SPDR® S&P® Bank ETF||KBE|
|SPDR® S&P® Biotech ETF||XBI|
|SPDR® S&P® Dividend ETF||SDY|
|SPDR® S&P® Global Natural Resources ETF||GNR|
|SPDR® S&P® Homebuilders ETF||XHB|
|SPDR® S&P® Metals & Mining ETF||XME|
|SPDR® SSGA Gender Diversity Index ETF||SHE|
|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|
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 +44 (0)20 3395 6888.
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.
NOTICE TO PERSONS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM ("UK")
GLD and GLDM is permitted to be marketed in the UK pursuant to either Article 42 of European Union Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (Directive 2011/61/EU) ("AIFMD") (as implemented under national laws); or (ii) can otherwise be lawfully offered or sold (including on the basis of an unsolicited request from a professional client).
GLD and GLDM is an alternative investment fund for the purpose of the European Union Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (Directive 2011/61/EU) ("AIFMD"). For purposes of the AIFMD, World Gold Trust Services, LLC is designated as the alternative investment fund manager ("AIFM") of GLD and GLDM.
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