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9 Questions Every ETF Investor Should Ask Before InvestingPDFGet answers to some of the most important questions every investor should ask before investing in ETFs.Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)FundamentalALL
Fundamentals of Exchange Traded FundsPDFThis piece provides a fundamental view on ETFs by describing what ETFs are, potential benefits of ETFs and comparing ETFs to individual stocks and mutual funds.Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)FundamentalALL
Global ETF Monthly Snapshot - May 2014PDFOur global ETF monthly snapshot provides an update on global ETF trends including: ETF asset size and growth, performance by asset classes, ETF flows and ETF providers' rankings.Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)FundamentalALL
The Idea That Spawned An IndustryPDFLearn about how the ETF idea came from.Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)FundamentalALL
Twenty Years of Innovation: A TimelinePDFA timeline shows how SPDR S&P 500 ETF and the ETF industry have evolved over the last twenty years.Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)FundamentalALL
Debunking Myths & Common Misconceptions of ETFsPDFDesigned to provide the facts behind some common ETF myths that persist today, this article provides the truths to misconceptions covering investment risks, performance and trading.Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)AdvancedALL
ETF Pricing : Determining the True Cost of OwnershipPDFLearn more about the unique structure of ETFs, including the factors that affect cost, to more efficiently buy and sell ETFs.Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)AdvancedALL
ETFs Fact or Fiction: Are ETFs Riskier Than Mutual Funds?PDFThis article helps you to determine if ETFs can be an appropriate choice for your portfolio and the role ETFs may play in helping you achieve your own investment objectives.Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)AdvancedALL
How ETFs are Created and RedeemedPDFAn illustrative piece describing how the creation and redemption process benefits ETF holders and sets ETFs apart from other investment vehicles like traditional mutual funds or stocks.Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)AdvancedALL
Separating ETF Facts from FictionPDFThis piece examines some of the events that have led to concerns about the stability, solvency, and risk management controls of ETFs. The paper also explores how ETFs are structured, regulated and traded.Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)AdvancedALL
SPDR Straits Times Index ETF - 10 years and beyondPDFApril 2012 marks the 10th anniversary of the launch of the SPDR Straits Times Index Exchange Traded Fund, in view of this important milestone, this paper discusses the Singapore market over past decade and what's on the horizon for the upcoming years.Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)AdvancedSTI
Understanding Exchange Traded Funds Tracking MethodologiesPDFLearn the four major tracking methodologies to help you decide which ETFs are right for your portfolio.Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)AdvancedALL
Using Exchange Traded FundsPDFThis piece examines how ETFs can be used to build customized investment portfolios consistent with investors' financial needs, risk tolerance and investment horizon.Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)AdvancedALL
An ETF Due Diligence ChecklistPDFUse this worksheet to create a thorough framework for your ETF analysis and ensure that you are choosing the ETFs best suited to meet your needs.Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)Leading EdgeALL
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Portfolio Strategies
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Dividend Dates: What You Need to KnowPDFLearn more about dividend paying securities, including key dates and its implications for investors.Investing 101FundamentalALL
Fundamentals of Asset AllocationPDFThis piece describes how strategic asset allocation decisions affect portfolio performance.Risk ManagementFundamentalALL
Ten Money Questions Your Kids May Ask YouPDFThis whitepaper give advice to parents on how to raise financially intelligent children.RetirementFundamentalALL
From working to retirement - A guide to financial freedom in retirementPDFLearn more about the benefits of diversification, as well as other key retirement concepts.RetirementAdvancedALL
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The Markets
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2013 Q&A on recent development in the gold marketPDFMany investors are asking about the role of gold in their portfolio after the recent price drop. Are the cases that were supporting gold still relevant today? What should we expect to see in the future? This Q&A aims to answer some of the questions on the recent gold developments.CommoditiesFundamentalGLD
SPDR Gold Shares BrochurePDFOutlining how SPDR Gold Shares have lowered many of barriers to gold investing, such as access, custody and transaction costs, this piece provides insight on the potential benefits of investing with SPDR Gold Shares.CommoditiesFundamentalGLD
SPDR Gold Shares FAQPDFCovering frequently asked questions about gold as an investable asset class and SPDR Gold Shares ETF, this piece provides both quantitative and qualitative analysis.CommoditiesFundamentalGLD
2013 Midyear ETF & Investment OutlookPDFReview the global ETF industry and investment environment, as well as our view for the remainder of the year.CommentaryAdvancedALL
2014 ETF & Investment Outlook: Let's Get this Show on the RoadPDFReview the global ETF industry and investment environment, as well as our best ideas for the first half of 2014 .CommentaryAdvancedALL
Asia-Pacific Regional Market Commentary - April 2014PDFThis monthly commentary provides a summary of performance trends for key markets in Asia Pacific region.CommentaryAdvancedALL
Global Markets Commentary - January 2014PDFThis monthly commentary provides a summary of performance trends for key markets globally.CommentaryAdvancedALL
How SPDR Gold Shares are Created and RedeemedVIDEOSPDR Gold Shares offers investors an innovative and relatively cost efficient way to access the gold market. Its unique creation and redemption process ensures that all issued shares are physically backed with gold bullion. Watch this video to learn more about the creation and redemption process. CommoditiesAdvancedGLD
Solid as Gold: A Standard for the AgesPDFDesigned to provide a description on uses for gold. View a timeline of notable events in gold's history.CommoditiesAdvancedGLD
The Case for Gold : A Strategic AssetPDFThis article provides an overview of the unique characteristics of gold and the value it may bring as a potentially beneficial diversifier and mitigator of risk and volatility in investment portfolios.CommoditiesAdvancedGLD
The Role of Gold in a Commodities AllocationPDFThis article examines the role that commodities play in a portfolio while making the case for a separate allocation to gold.CommoditiesAdvancedGLD
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Communicating with Clients
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SPDR University BrochurePDFThis brochure provides you to a description on what SPDR University is and what you can achieve on SPDR University.Communicating with ClientsFundamentalALL
What is SPDR® U?PDFA one page summary of what SPDRU is.Communicating with ClientsFundamentalALL
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