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October 18, 2017
SPDR® Gold Shares (GLD®) Quarterly Dashboard By the SPDR Gold Strategy Team As of September 30, 2017 What Happened to Gold in the Third Quarter? Gold fell to gained a 32-month on a weaker low during USD the as the third US quarter Dollar .Index Gold prices at USD1,346/oz opened the on quarter September at USD1,242/oz 8 as geopolitical and peaked tensions conducted intensified a following 6th nuclear reports test. that Bullion North prices Korea pulled -back as expectations towards the for end a December of the quarter rate to hike USD1,283/oz jumped. Looking Affordable ahead, Care Act if the sets results a precedent of repeal to the and Trump replace the tax administrations deal to pass in ability 2017 may to pass look legislation, unlikely, which a potential could delay Trumps stimulus promises to 2018. the Bullion Debt may Ceiling experience deadline a volatile and the early FOMC December meeting as all economic coincide within data aside four trading if the Debt days of Ceiling each other. is not Putting lifted would prior to be the a difficult December case 12 for FOMC the Fed meeting to raise rates. we believe it that I told he Rex is wasting Tillerson, his our time wonderful trying to negotiation Secretary of with State, Little Continued Rocket jawboning Man, President from both Trump the US wrote and North on twitter. Korea escalation could in be Q4, a potential which would for further lend support geopolitical for further risk bullion gains. Gold Vitals Factors Trend Potential Impact 29-Sep-17 52 Week High 52 Week Low Gold Price (USD/oz) 1283.1 1346.3 1125.7 Gold Bullish Sentiment % 31.6 82.4 17.7 Stock Market Volatility 9.5 22.5 9.4 Gold Spec. Interest (moz) 23.3 27.2 7.4 Crude Oil (USD/bbl) 51.7 54.5 42.5 US Dollar Index 93.1 103.3 91.4 Gold ETF holdings (moz) 75.4 75.9 68.2 10-Year TIPS Yields % 0.48 0.71 -0.02 Gold holdings in ETFs represent 25 gold ETFs. Source: Bloomberg Finance L.P., SSGA. Indices representing the above asset classes are as follows: Gold = LBMA Afternoon Gold Price as tracked by ICE Benchmark Administration Ltd., Gold Bullish Sentiment (%) = Bloomberg Commodity Sentiment Gold Bullish Readings Index, Stock Market Volatility: SPX Volatility Index, Gold Spec. Interest = Gold Net Speculative Long Positions from the Commitment of Traders Report released by the CFTC, Crude Oil = Bloomberg Generic Front Month Crude Prices, US Dollar Index = The US Dollar Index. 10-Year TIPS Yields = Bloomberg Generic Government 10 Year TIPS Yield Index. (See Glossary on Page 4 for details on indices or benchmarks). GLD Key Facts $35.7B Fund Size* $0.01 30-Day Liqudity: Bid/Ask Spread $1.1B 30-Day Average Daily Volume *as of September 30, 2017. Source: Bloomberg, State Street Global Advisors (SSGA). Asset Class Returns and Correlations Returns Correlation to Gold September Trailing Trailing September Corr. over Trailing Trailing (%) 3-Mo.(%) 12-Mo. (%) Correlation past 3 months September 3-Mo. 12-Mo. USD 0.44 -2.67 -2.50 Weak Negative Weakening -0.18 -0.30 -0.37 10-Yr TIPS -1.20 0.73 -1.68 Moderate Positive Weakening 0.40 0.43 0.40 Commodities 3.45 7.23 9.56 Weak Flat 0.03 0.05 0.01 Equities 1.93 3.96 16.19 Weak Negative Weakening -0.27 -0.35 -0.23 Gold -2.18 3.29 -2.98 Source: Bloomberg Finance L.P., SSGA. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. Indices representing the above asset classes are as follows: Gold = LBMA Afternoon Gold Price as tracked by ICE Benchmark Administration Ltd., USD = The US Dollar Index, 10-Year TIPS = S&P 10 Year U.S. TIPS Index Total Return, Commodities = S&P Goldman Sachs Commodity Index, Equities = S&P 500 Index. In terms of Strengthening and Weakening correlation, its a comparison between the December correlation and the trailing 3-month correlation. It is considered Strengthening when the December correlation is greater than 0.2 and greater than the trailing 3-month correlation. It is considered Weakening when the December correlation is less than -0.2 and less than the trailing 3-month correlation. It is considered Flat when none of the criteria above fits.
SPDR® Gold Shares (GLD®) Quarterly Dashboard Gold weakened as the USD rebounded from the lows of the year in September as rate hike expectations increased. Figure 1: Gold and US Dollar Index USD/oz USD Index 1,400 106 1,340 102 1,280 98 1,220 94 1,160 1,100 Sep Nov Jan Mar May Jul Sep 90 2016 2016 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 LBMA Gold Price PM (USD/oz) (LHS) US Dollar Index (RHS) Source: Bloomberg Finance L.P., SSGA. Figure 2: Gold and Equities USD/oz S&P 500 1,400 3,000 1,340 2,750 1,280 2,500 1,220 2,250 1,160 1,100 Sep Nov Jan Mar May Jul Sep 2,000 2016 2016 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 LBMA Gold Price PM (USD/oz) (LHS) S&P 500 (RHS) Source: Bloomberg Finance L.P., SSGA. Figure 3: Gold and Commodities USD/oz S&P GSCI Index 1,400 450 1,340 1,280 400 1,220 350 1,160 1,100 Sep Nov Jan Mar May Jul Sep 300 2016 2016 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 LBMA Gold Price PM (USD/oz) (LHS) S&P GSCI (RHS) Source: Bloomberg Finance L.P., SSGA. Figure 4: Gold and 10-Year TIPS Yields USD/oz % 1,400 1.0 0.8 1,340 1,280 0.6 0.4 1,220 0.2 1,160 0.0 1,100 Sep Nov Jan Mar May Jul Sep -0.2 2016 2016 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 LBMA Gold Price PM (USD/oz) (LHS) US 10-yr TIPS Yields (RHS) Source: Bloomberg Finance L.P., SSGA. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. Index performance does not represent the performance of any particular exchange traded fund. State Street Global Advisors 2
SPDR® Gold Shares (GLD®) Quarterly Dashboard Gold rally in early Q3 were attributed to rise in speculative positions on the COMEX. Figure 5: Stock Market Volatility USD/oz VIX Index 1,400 25 1,340 20 1,280 15 1,220 10 1,160 5 1,100 Sep Nov Jan Mar May Jul Sep 0 2016 2016 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 LBMA Gold Price PM (USD/oz) (LHS) VIX Index (RHS) Source: Bloomberg Finance L.P., SSGA. Figure 6: COMEX Positioning Moz USD/oz 60 2150 40 1900 20 1650 0 1400 -20 1150 -40 Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep 900 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 ∎ Long (LHS)∎ Short (LHS) Net Position (LHS) LBMA Gold Price PM (USD/oz) (RHS) Source: Bloomberg Finance L.P.,CFTC and SSGA. Figure 7: Gold Sentiment USD/oz Gold Bullish (%) 1,400 100 1,340 75 1,280 50 1,220 25 1,160 1,100 Sep Nov Jan Mar May Jul Sep 0 2016 2016 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 LBMA Gold Price PM (USD/oz) (LHS) Gold Bullish Sentiment (RHS) Source: Bloomberg Finance L.P., SSGA. Figure 8: Gold ETF Holdings USD/oz Moz 1,400 80 1,340 76 1,280 72 1,220 68 1,160 64 1,100 Sep Nov Jan Mar May Jul Sep 60 2016 2016 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 LBMA Gold Price PM (USD/oz) (LHS) Gold Holdings in ETFs (RHS) Source: Bloomberg Finance L.P., SSGA. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. Index performance does not represent the performance of any particular exchange traded fund. State Street Global Advisors 3
SPDR® Gold Shares (GLD®) Quarterly Dashboard Figure 9: Standard Performance SPDR® Gold Shares Performance as of September 30, 2017 Since Inception 1 Month (%) QTD (%) YTD (%) 1 Year (%) 3 Years (%) 5 Years (%) 10 Years (%) 11/18/2004 NAV -2.22 3.19 10.37 -3.37 1.39 -6.67 5.19 8.20 Market Value -3.37 3.02 10.92 -3.23 1.52 -6.70 5.16 8.07 LBMA Gold Price PM -2.18 3.29 11.97 -2.98 1.79 -6.29 5.61 8.63 Source: spdrs.com. Performance quoted represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate, so you may have a gain or loss when shares are sold. Current performance may be higher or lower than that quoted. Visit spdrs.com for most recent month-end performance. Performance returns for periods of less than one year are not annualized. The market price used to calculate the Market Value return is the midpoint between the highest bid and the lowest offer on the exchange on which the shares of the Fund are listed for trading, as of the time that the Funds NAV is calculated. If you trade your shares at another time, your return may differ. Gross Expense Ratio: 0.40%. Glossary Bloomberg Commodity Sentiment Gold Bullish Readings Index A weekly measure of analysts and traders who are bullish on gold that is compiled by Bloomberg News. The number of participants in the survey may vary. COMEX The main futures market for trading metals such including gold, silver, copper and aluminum. Gold Bullish Sentiment A measure of gold market sentiment created and published by Bloomberg. The weekly survey measures the percentage of gold analysts and traders who are bullish, bearish or neutral on gold. ICE U.S. Treasury 710 Year Bond Index A fixed-income benchmark created by the Intercontinental Exchange, or ICE, that focuses on debt issued by the US Department of the Treasury. The index includes only US dollar denominated, fixed-rate securities that have a minimum term to maturity greater than seven years and less than or equal to 10 years. LBMA Gold Price The LBMA Gold Price is determined twice each business day (10:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. London time) by the participants in a physically settled, electronic and tradable auction administered by the IBA using a bidding process that determines the price of gold by matching buy and sell orders submitted by the participants for the applicable auction time. Long Gold Positions Speculative long positions on gold and other futures are recorded in the weekly Commitment of Traders Report published by the Commodities Futures Trading Commission, or CFTC, and measure the amount of gold ounces that are represented by gold futures that will be profitable should the price of gold rise. Net Positions Net positions in gold futures and other futures markets is the difference between the number of speculative long and speculative short positions. The data, found in the weekly Commitment of Traders Report, are published by the Commodities Futures Trading Commission, or CFTC. S&P Goldman Sachs Commodity Index, or S&P GSCI A production-weighted index launched in 1992 that tracks the performance of 24 commodity futures contracts. The index, tilts to commodities that are more heavily produced globally, so its weights more heavily to crude oil than, say, to cocoa. Short Gold Positions Speculative short positions on gold and other futures are recorded in the weekly Commitment of Traders Report published by the Commodities Futures Trading Commission, or CFTC, and measure the amount of gold ounces that are represented by gold futures that will be profitable should the price of gold fall. US Dollar Index The US Dollar Index (DXY) Index measures the performance of the US Dollar against a basket of currencies: the euro (EUR), the Japanese yen (JPY), the British pound sterling (GBP), the Canadian dollar (CAD), the Swiss Franc (CHF) and the Swedish krona (SEK). US Generic Government 10 Year Yields Index A fixed-income index compiled by Bloomberg that measures yields of generic US, on-the-run, government notes and bond indices. Yields are yield to maturity and pre-tax, are based on the ask side of the market and are updated intraday. Yields included in the index are precise to 4 decimal places. US 10-Year Treasury Note Yield (Used in Macro Sensitivity) The interest rate paid to holders of U.S. 10 Year Treasury Notes. The rate is comprised of Generic United States on-the-run government 10 Year Treasuries. The yield quoted is yield to maturity and on a pre-tax basis. SPX Volatility Index VIX, or CBOE Volatility Index The SPX Volatility Index, also called the VIX or the CBOE Volatility Index, is a measure of the markets expectation of 30-day volatility. It is constructed using the implied volatilities of a wide range of S&P 500 index options. Email USSPDR-Gold@ssga.com State Street Global Advisors 4
SPDR® Gold Shares (GLD®) Quarterly Dashboard * We define Trend as a comparison between end-of-month; 50-day; and 200-day readings for each factor. A positive trend is identified if either the end-of month reading is greater than the 50-day reading or if the 50-day reading is greater than the 200-day reading. We identify a negative trend when either the end-of month reading is less than the 50-day reading or when the 50-day reading is less than the 200-day reading. We define a flat trend as instances when the prevailing movement is neither positive nor negative. ** We define Potential Impact as the possible impact each of the trends may have on the price of gold. *** Gold holdings in ETFs are represented by the securities tracked by Bloomberg Financial L.P. that, together, make up 25 global ETFs. **** We view the correlation coefficient as a metric that measures the strength and direction of a linear relationship between two variables. We believe it measures the degree to which the deviations of one variable from its mean are related to those of a different variable from its respective mean. We consider a correlation between -1.0 to -0.5 or 0.5 to 1.0 to be strong; one between -0.5 to -0.3 or 0.3 to 0.5 to be moderate; and one between -0.3 to -0.1 or 0.1 to 0.3 to be weak. We view a correlation coefficient between -0.1 to 0.1 as having no correlation or a very weak correlation. Gold holdings in ETFs are represented by the securities tracked by Bloomberg Financial L.P. that, together, make up 25 global ETFs. State Street Global Advisors 5
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