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For SPDR® Gold Trust and SPDR® Gold MiniShares® Trust:
Investing involves risk, and you could lose money on an investment in each of SPDR® Gold Shares Trust (“GLD®”) and SPDR® Gold MiniShares® Trust (“GLDM®”), 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 MiniShares® Trust (“GLDM®”):
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. MiniShares® and GLDM® are registered trademarks of WGC USA Asset Management Company, LLC used with the permission of WGC USA Asset Management Company, LLC.
ETFs trade like stocks, are subject to investment risk and will fluctuate in market value. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate in value, so that when shares are sold or redeemed, they may be worth more or less than when they were purchased. Although shares may be bought or sold on an exchange through any brokerage account, shares are not individually redeemable from the fund. Investors may acquire shares and tender them for redemption through the fund in large aggregations known as “creation units.” Please see the fund’s prospectus for more details.
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.
NOTICE TO PERSONS IN THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA ("EEA")
SPDR® Dow Jones® Industrial Average ETF Trust (DIA) and SPDR® S&P 500® ETF Trust (together “The Funds”) are permitted to market into the UK pursuant to either Article 42 of AIFMD (if and as implemented under national laws of such member state); or (ii) can otherwise be lawfully offered or sold (including on the basis of an unsolicited request from a professional client/qualified investor).
The Funds are an alternative investment fund for the purpose of the European Union Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (Directive 2011/61/EU) (the “AIFMD”). It is not a regulated collective investment scheme for purposes of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 of the United Kingdom (“FSMA”). The promotion of the funds and the distribution of this material in the UK is restricted by law to Professional Investors Only. The information provided does not constitute tax advice, investors should consult their tax advisors with respect to their particular tax situations and the tax effects of an investment in the Fund.
The fund is an alternative investment fund for the purpose of the European Union Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (Directive 2011/61/EU) ("AIFMD"). SSGA Funds Management, Inc. or State Street Global Advisors Trust Company is the alternative investment fund manager ("AIFM") of the fund and is an affiliate of State Street Global Advisors Limited.
Before investing, consider the funds’ investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. To obtain a prospectus which contains this and other information, visit ssga.com or talk to your financial advisor. Read it carefully before investing.
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