Ad of SPDR Gold Trust ETF (GLD)

Find SPDR Gold Trust ETF fund (GLD) review. This exchange traded fund invests mainly in gold bullion.

Investment Review

Ad of SPDR Gold Trust ETF (GLD)Using fund for gold investing is popular among investors or traders nowadays. As one of the precious metals, gold price has been increasing since 2008. One of the popular ETF fund for gold investment is SPDR Gold Trust ETF fund (GLD). Gold offers investors an attractive opportunity to diversify their portfolios. Recently, financial news has produced various ads about this exchange traded fund.

Whether the investment is for your brokerage or 401(k) or retirement account, you need to find out the details about the funds. Find the fund review including the fund details, expense ratio, yield, etc. I also include the investing ads for your review as wells. There are two advertisements which I have seen.

Version 1:
Looking for Diversification? 
Gold Refiners are Standing By. 
Investors may know that gold can diversify a portfolio. What they probably don’t know is that few investments are designed to track the price of this precious metal. 
When you invest in SPDR Gold Shares, you get a precise way to add gold to your portfolio because it’s not an index or derivative. With GLD, all of your shares are backed 100% by physical gold.
Fortunately, as an investor you won’t have to brave 1,947°F heat for your gold. Simply scan the QR code with your smartphone or visit for details.
Version 2:
Perhaps they should just stamp “nonconformist” on each bar. 
For many, gold investments break the mold. That’s because they generally don’t behave like other investments. 
The reason gold may act like nothing else is because it’s typically not tied to the ups and downs of traditional equity markets. With SPDR Gold Shares, you also have a precise way to add gold to your portfolio since GLD is 100% backed by physical gold. 
Learn more about an investment that has diversification written all over it. Scan the QR code with your smartphone or visit us at for details. 
SPDR GLD – Gold Shares | Precise in a world that isn’t. 
State Street. World Gold Council. 
Important Information Relating to SPDR Gold Trust: 
The SPDR Gold Trust (“GLD”) has filed a registration statement (including a prospectus) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) for the offering to which this communication relates. Before you invest, you should read the prospectus…

SPDR Gold Trust Fund Review

SPDR Gold ETF HoldingsThe investment objective of SPDR Gold Trust is to replicate the performance, net of expenses, of the price of gold bullion. It offers investors an innovative, relatively cost efficient and secure way to access the gold market. This exchange traded fund was introduced to public in November 2004. It has total net assets of $35.87 billion. It is currently traded at premium 0.01% of its NAV. It also has annual expense ratio of 0.40%.

This gold fund has YTD return of -23.29%. The performance of this fund for the last few years is as below:
  • Year 2012: 6.60%
  • Year 2011: 9.57%
  • Year 2010: 29.27%
  • Year 2009: 23.99%
The SPDR Gold Shares fund represents fractional, undivided beneficial ownership interests in the Trust, the sole assets are gold bullion and cash. It is intended to lower the barriers that stop investors from using gold as an asset allocation and trading tool. Logistics of buying, storing and insuring gold are the common barriers.

Investing Advice

  • This SPDR Gold Trust Fund is popular among investors with high total assets
  • Investing in precious metals can be used as a hedge. Invest about 10% of your assets can diversify your account.


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