Filed Pursuant To Rule 433
Registration No. 333-209926
October 12, 2016
SPDR® Gold Shares ETF Capital Markets Perspective GLD SPDR Gold Shares (GLD®) was the ?rst US-listed gold bullion-backed exchange traded fund (ETF). Other products have launched since GLDs 2004 debut, but GLD is the clear choice for institutional investors1 who understand that when choosing a gold ETF, there are many factors to consider. Liquidity Trading Comparison One factor to consider for institutional investors is the market GLDs higher share price is also a factor in its advantage size, because trading volume is a key determinant of cost. GLD for large investors. Compare a hypothetical $1 million dollar is the most traded gold ETF in the US, with a 12-month average investment in GLD versus IAU. The same $1 million investment daily notional trading volume 14 times higher than its buys 7,959 shares of GLD, compared to 78,802 shares of IAU. closest competitor. Because investors need to buy roughly 10 times as many shares 12-Month Average Daily Notional Trading Volume of IAU as GLD shares for similar gold exposure, costs related to bid-ask spreads and commissions are 10 times as much on IAU GLD $1,171,851,390 IAU $84,320,649 than on GLD, when those fees are paid on a per-share basis. Source: Bloomberg Finance, L.P., State Street Global Advisors (SSGA), Gold Exposure Comparison as of 9/30/2016. GLD IAU The trading volume table above includes GLD and its biggest US-listed competitor Investment $1,000,000 $1,000,000 in terms of assets under management, the iShares Gold Trust (IAU). Inception dates: Share Price $125.64 $12.60 GLD: 11/18/2004, IAU: 1/21/2005. Bid/Ask Spread $0.01 $0.01 Trading Cost $79.59 $788.02 Higher liquidity tightens bid-ask spreads, lowering trading costs for investors, whether they are buying, selling or rebalancing. Shares Purchased 7,959 78,802 Also, each share of GLD amounts to about 10 times more gold Source: Bloomberg Finance, L.P., SSGA, as of 9/30/2016. exposure than shares of IAU, GLDs biggest competitor by assets.2 That means that for any given transaction, total Options Liquidity per-share trading costs associated with the same amount of gold exposure are about 10 times less using GLD than using IAU. Trading GLD options is less expensive for the same reasons as Thats why the bid-ask spread on GLD, measured in basis points, trading GLD shares. GLDs options market is more than 1,380 is lower than IAUs in the following table. times larger than its closest competitor, IAU, as the table below shows. The higher volume means tighter spreads and lower Bid/Ask Spread Comparison trading costs using GLD options versus using IAU options. GLD IAU Share Price $125.64 $12.69 Also, the trading costs related to options is subject to the same Bid/Ask Spread ($) 0.01 0.01 per-share realities as trading GLD shares. For the same-sized transaction, the total bid-ask spread costs trading GLD options Bid/Ask Spread (bps) 0.81 7.88 will be about one-tenth as much as using IAU options. Source: Bloomberg Finance, L.P., SSGA, as of 9/30/2016. Share price is as of 9/30/2016. Bid/Ask Spread data is for the month of Notional Options Open Interest September 2016. GLD $55,442,092,536 IAU $40,184,154 The table above shows GLD and its biggest US-listed competitor, the iShares Gold Trust (IAU). Inception dates: GLD: 11/18/2004, IAU: 1/21/2005. Source: Bloomberg Finance, L.P., SSGA, as of 9/30/2016.
SPDR® Gold Shares ETF Capital Markets Perspective Securities Lending Revenue 1 GLD captured 97% of net new assets among the 20 largest holders of gold ETFs in 2015. Source: SSGA Securities lending can potentially offset costs for institutional 2 At GLDs inception, each GLD share represented about 1/10 of an ounce of gold. But investors because of the revenues it can generate. The average accumulated expenses related to GLDs expense ratio has caused this relationship amount on loan of GLD shares from September 2015 through to shift over time. As of 6/30/2016, each GLD share equaled about 1/9.548 of September 2016 was $547 million, compared to $77 million for an ounce of gold. IAU. It is key to note that the gold backing GLDs shares is never After IAUs 10-for-1 share split, payable June 23, 2010, one IAU share represented traded, leased or loaned. about 1/100 of an ounce of gold. This relationship, too, has shifted over time due to accumulated expenses related to IAUs expense ratio. As of 6/30/2016, each IAU Securities Lending Revenue Comparison share equaled about 1/96.39 of an ounce of gold. GLD IAU Average Total Balance ($m) $547.47 $77.41 Average Utilization Rate (%) 28.78 26.38 Average Security Lending Fee (bps) 17.11 29.21 Source: Markit, SSGA, as of 9/30/2016. ssga.com | spdrs.com For investment professional use only. Not for public use. GLD is not an investment company registered under the Investment Company Act Important Risk Information 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 ETFs trade like stocks, are subject to investment risk, fluctuate in market value and the protections associated with ownership of shares in an investment company may trade at prices above or below the ETFs net asset value. Brokerage commissions registered under the 1940 Act or the protections afforded by the CEA. and ETF expenses will reduce returns. GLD shares trade like stocks, are subject to investment risk and will fluctuate in While the shares of ETFs are tradable on secondary markets, they may not readily market value. The value of GLD shares relates directly to the value of the gold held trade in all market conditions and may trade at significant discounts in periods of by GLD (less its expenses), and fluctuations in the price of gold could materially and market stress. 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 There can be no assurance that a liquid market will be maintained for ETF shares. gold represented by them. GLD does not generate any income, and as GLD regularly Commodities and commodity-index linked securities may be affected by changes sells gold to pay for its ongoing expenses, the amount of gold represented by each in overall market movements, changes in interest rates, and other factors such as Share will decline over time. Investing involves risk, and you could lose money on weather, disease, embargoes, or political and regulatory developments, as well as an investment in GLD. Please see the GLD prospectus for a detailed discussion of trading activity of speculators and arbitrageurs in the underlying commodities. the risks of investing in GLD shares. If this is distributed electronically, the GLD The funds presented herein have different investment objectives, costs and prospectus is available by clicking here. expenses. Each fund is managed by a different investment firm, and the performance Investing involves risk, and you could lose money on an investment in GLD. Please see of each fund will necessarily depend on the ability of their respective managers the GLD prospectus for a detailed discussion of the risks of investing in GLD shares. to select portfolio investments. These differences, among others, may result in The GLD prospectus is available by clicking here. significant disparity in the funds portfolio assets and performance. For further The World Gold Council name and logo are a registered trademark and used with the information on the funds, please review their respective prospectuses. permission of the World Gold Council pursuant to a license agreement. 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State Street Corporations financial products The SPDR Gold Trust (GLD®) has filed a registration statement (including are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by SPDJI, Dow Jones, S&P, their a prospectus) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for the respective affiliates and third party licensors and none of such parties make any offering to which this communication relates. Before you invest, you should representation regarding the advisability of investing in such product(s) nor do read the prospectus in that registration statement and other documents they have any liability in relation thereto, including for any errors, omissions, or GLD has filed with the SEC for more complete information about GLD and interruptions of any index. this offering. You may get these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the For more information: State Street Global Markets, LLC, One Lincoln Street, SEC website at sec.gov or by visiting spdrgoldshares.com. 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