State Street Set To Begin Trading The SPDR S&P Global Natural Resources ETF (GNR) Tomorrow September 14

State Street is set to begin trading the “SPDR S&P Global Natural Resources ETF” (NYSE:GNR) Tomorrow September 14. The SPDR S&P Global Natural Resources ETF (the “Fund”) seeks to provide investment results that, before fees and expenses, correspond generally to the total return performance of an index that tracks publicly-traded companies in natural resources and/or commodities businesses.


In seeking to track the performance of the S&P Global Natural Resources Index (the “Index”), the Fund employs a replication strategy, which means that the Fund typically invests in substantially all of the securities represented in the Index in approximately the same proportions as the Index.

Under normal market conditions, the Fund generally invests substantially all, but at least 80%, of its total assets in the securities comprising the Index. The Fund will provide shareholders with at least 60 days notice prior to any material change in this 80% investment policy. In addition, the Fund may invest in equity securities that are not included in the Index, futures, options, swap contracts and other derivatives, cash and cash equivalents or money market instruments, such as repurchase agreements and money market funds (including money market funds advised by SSgA Funds Management, Inc. (“SSgA FM” or the “Adviser”), the investment adviser to the Fund).

The Index is comprised of [90] of the largest publicly traded companies, based on market capitalization, in global natural resources and commodities businesses (as defined below) that meet certain investibility requirements. The Index component securities represent a combination of the component securities included in each of the following three sub-indices: the S&P Global Natural Resources – Agriculture Index, the S&P Global Natural Resources – Energy Index and the S&P Global Natural Resources – Metals and Mining Index. The maximum weight of each sub-index is capped at one-third of the total weight of the Index. Membership in the Index is based on industry sector according to the Global Industry Classification Standard (“GICS(R)”). Companies in natural resources and commodities businesses include those significantly engaged, directly or indirectly, in the following industries: agricultural, forest and paper products; fertilizers and agricultural chemicals; paper packaging; timber real estate investment trusts; integrated oil and gas; oil and gas drilling; oil and gas exploration and production; oil and gas refining and marketing; coal and consumable fuels; diversified metals and mining; steel; aluminum; gold; and precious metals and minerals. The Index includes publicly traded companies with stock traded on a developed market exchange, float-adjusted market capitalizations of a minimum of $1 billion and at least $5 million three-month average daily trading values. The Index uses a “modified market cap” weighting scheme, which means that modifications are made to the market cap weights, if required, to conform to Internal Revenue Code requirements and reduce single stock concentration. All Index constituents are weighted proportionate to their float-adjusted market capitalization and are capped so that no stock exceeds 5% of the Index. Exposure to US issuers is limited to 40% of the Index, and exposure to emerging markets is limited to 15% of the Index. Market capitalization and liquidity criteria are subject to change on an annual basis according to market conditions. The Index is rebalanced quarterly. The Index is “float adjusted,” meaning that only those shares publicly available to investors are included in the index calculation. Countries covered in the Index have historically included, among others, [_________]. As of _____, 2010, the Index was comprised of [90] securities.

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