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Total Gold in Trust:
Ounces: 11,136,457
Value US$

The Case for Gold
Strategic | Tactical | Practical

Effective portfolio diversifier
Gold's ability to serve as a portfolio diversifier is due to its historically low-to-negative correlation with stocks and bonds. Some of gold's investment attributes are shared with traditional portfolio diversifiers, which include non-US equities, emerging markets securities, real estate investment trusts, and domestic and foreign bonds. However, over the last ten years, gold is the only one of these diversifiers that has been negatively correlated with the Standard & Poor's 500 Index, which is widely regarded as the standard for measuring the stock market performance of large capitalized US companies. All forms of investment carry some degree of risk. Holding gold directly also has risks. However, including gold in a well-balanced portfolio can help diversify risk.

Low credit risk
Gold does not depend on a promise to pay on the part of any government or corporation, as is the case with investments in money market instruments as well as the corporate and government bond markets. Gold is not directly affected by the economic policies of any individual country and cannot be repudiated, as is the case with paper assets. Gold is not subject to the risk of default or bankruptcy. Gold cannot be created at will as can paper-backed assets.

Hedge against inflation
Gold is often purchased as a hedge against inflation and currency fluctuations because, historically, it has tended to maintain its long-term value in terms of purchasing power. Investors should be aware that past maintenance of gold's long-term value provides no assurance that gold will maintain its long-term value in the future.


Economic outlook
The economic forces that determine the price of gold are different from the forces that determine the prices of most financial assets. For example, the price of a stock often depends on the earnings or growth potential of the issuing company or the confidence investors have in its management. The price of a bond depends primarily on its credit rating, its yield and the yields of competing fixed income investments. The price of gold, however, depends on a number of different factors, which include the strength or weakness of the US dollar, the rate of inflation and interest rates and the current political environment.

Gold industry fundamentals
The price of gold also depends on the supply of and demand for gold. For a detailed description, please refer to “Gold Supply and Demand” in the prospectus.


Compared to other non-traditional diversifiers
In the search for effective diversification, investors have begun to turn to a variety of non-traditional diversifiers. These non-traditional diversifiers include hedge and private equity funds, commodities, timber and forestry, fine art and collectibles. Gold has one or more of the following advantages over each of these non-traditional diversifiers: greater liquidity, lower risk and lower management and holding costs

last sale: $ 68.15
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Current Indicative Intraday Value of GLD
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US$ Gold/oz
bid: $ 690.95
offer: $ 691.45
mid: $ 691.20
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