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Part 1. Financial Information
Item 1. Unaudited Financial Statements
Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
Item 4. Controls and Procedures
Part II - Other Information:
Item 1. Legal Proceedings
Item 1A. Risk Factors
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds
Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures
Item 5. Other Information
Item 6. Exhibits
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World Gold Trust Earnings 2019-03-31

GLDW 10Q Quarterly Report

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10-Q 1 d704492d10q.htm FORM 10-Q Form 10-Q
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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 10-Q

 

 

 

Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

for the quarterly period ended March 31, 2019

 

Transition report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

for the transition period from                  to                 

Commission file number: 001-37996

 

 

WORLD GOLD TRUST

(SPONSORED BY WGC USA ASSET MANAGEMENT COMPANY, LLC)

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   36-7650517

(State or Other Jurisdiction of

Incorporation or Organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

c/o WGC USA Asset Management Company, LLC

685 Third Avenue 27th Floor

New York, New York 10017

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

(212) 317-3800

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant: (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    Yes  ☒    No  ☐

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files).    Yes  ☒    No  ☐

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer

 

  

Accelerated filer

 

Non-accelerated filer

 

  

Smaller reporting company

 

Emerging growth company    ☒

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.    ☒

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).    Yes  ☐    No  ☒

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934:

 

Title of each class

 

Trading Symbol(s)

 

Name of each exchange on which registered

SPDR® Long Dollar Gold  Trust

  GLDW   NYSE Arca

SPDR® Gold MiniSharesSM Trust

  GLDM   NYSE Arca

 

As of May 6, 2019, SPDR® Long Dollar Gold Trust had 230,000 shares outstanding, and SPDR® Gold MiniSharesSM Trust had 49,500,000 shares outstanding.

 

 

 

 


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WORLD GOLD TRUST

INDEX

 

     Page  

PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

     1  
Item 1.   

Unaudited Financial Statements

     1  
Item 2.   

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

     40  
Item 3.   

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

     46  
Item 4.   

Controls and Procedures

     46  

PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

     47  
Item 1.   

Legal Proceedings

     47  
Item 1A.   

Risk Factors

     47  
Item 2.   

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

     47  
Item 3.   

Defaults Upon Senior Securities

     47  
Item 4.   

Mine Safety Disclosures

     47  
Item 5.   

Other Information

     48  
Item 6.   

Exhibits

     48  

SIGNATURES

     50  


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WORLD GOLD TRUST

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Part 1.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1. Unaudited Financial Statements

Index

 

Documents

   Page  

Unaudited World Gold Trust Combined Statements of Financial Condition, Schedules of Investments, Statements of Operations, Statements of Cash Flows, Statements of Changes in Net Assets and Notes to the Combined Financial Statements

     2  

Unaudited SPDR® Long Dollar Gold Trust Statements of Financial Condition, Schedules of Investments, Statements of Operations, Statements of Cash Flows, Statements of Changes in Net Assets and Notes to Financial Statements

     15  

Unaudited SPDR® Gold MiniShares SM Trust Statements of Financial Condition, Schedules of Investment, Statements of Operations, Statements of Cash Flows and Statements of Changes in Net Assets and Notes to Financial Statements

     29  

 

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World Gold Trust

Combined Statements of Financial Condition

at March 31, 2019 (unaudited) and September 30, 2018

 

(Amounts in 000’s of US$)    Mar-31, 2019      Sep-30, 2018  
     (unaudited)         

ASSETS

     

Investment in Gold, at fair value (cost $656,378 and $254,337 at March 31, 2019 and September 30, 2018, respectively)

   $ 676,417      $ 246,784  

Gold Delivery Agreement receivable

     149        276  

Gold receivable

     —          8,307  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total Assets

   $ 676,566      $ 255,367  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

LIABILITIES

 

Accounts payable to Sponsor

   $ 107      $ 29  

Gold Delivery Agreement payable

     —          1  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total Liabilities

   $ 107      $ 30  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net Assets

   $ 676,459      $  255,337  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

See notes to the unaudited combined financial statements.

 

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World Gold Trust

Combined Schedules of Investments

(All balances in 000’s except for percentages)

 

March 31, 2019

   Ounces of
gold
     Cost      Fair
Value
     % of
Net Assets
 
(unaudited)                            

Investment in Gold

     522.3      $ 656,378      $ 676,417        99.99

Gold Delivery Agreement

     —          —          —          0.00
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total Investments

     522.3      $ 656,378      $ 676,417        99.99

Assets in excess of liabilities

           42        0.01
        

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net Assets

         $ 676,459        100.00
        

 

 

    

 

 

 

Derivatives Contract

at March 31, 2019 (unaudited)

 

Underlying Instrument

   Counter-Party      Notional
Value
     Expiration
Date
     Unrealized
Appreciation/(Depreciation)

Gold Delivery Agreement

     Merrill Lynch International      $ 29,508        6/30/22      $—  

(All balances in 000’s except for percentages)

 

September 30, 2018

   Ounces of
gold
     Cost      Fair
Value
     % of
Net Assets
 

Investment in Gold

     207.9      $ 254,337      $ 246,784        96.65

Gold Delivery Agreement

     —          —          —          0.00
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total Investments

     207.9      $ 254,337      $ 246,784        96.65

Assets in excess of liabilities

           8,553        3.35
        

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net Assets

         $ 255,337        100.00
        

 

 

    

 

 

 

Derivatives Contract

at September 30, 2018

 

Underlying Instrument

   Counter-Party      Notional
Value
     Expiration
Date
     Unrealized
Appreciation/(Depreciation)

Gold Delivery Agreement

     Merrill Lynch International      $ 26,042        6/30/22      $—  

See notes to the unaudited combined financial statements.

 

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World Gold Trust

Unaudited Combined Statements of Operations

For the three and six months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018

 

(Amounts in 000’s of US$)    Three
Months
Ended
Mar-31,
2019
    Three
Months
Ended

Mar-31,
2018
    Six
Months
Ended
Mar-31,
2019
    Six
Months
Ended
Mar-31,
2018
 
     (unaudited)     (unaudited)     (unaudited)     (unaudited)  

EXPENSES

        

Sponsor fees

   $ 274     $ 15     $ 431     $ 30  

Gold Delivery Provider fees

     12       8       24       15  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total expenses

     286       23       455       45  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net investment loss

     (286     (23     (455     (45
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net realized and change in unrealized gain/(loss) on investment in gold and Gold Delivery Agreement

        

Net realized gain/(loss) from investment in gold sold to pay Sponsor fees

     11       1       10       2  

Net realized gain/(loss) on Gold Delivery Agreement

     452       (415     975       (533

Net realized gain/(loss) on gold transferred to cover Gold Delivery Agreement and Gold Delivery Provider fees

     91       168       70       229  

Net realized gain/(loss) from gold distributed for the redemption of shares

     —         149       —         149  

Net change in unrealized appreciation/(depreciation) on investment in gold

     2,852       98       27,592       235  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net realized and change in unrealized gain/(loss) on investment in gold and Gold Delivery Agreement

     3,406       1       28,647       82  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net Income/(Loss)

   $ 3,120     $ (22   $ 28,192     $ 37  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

See notes to the unaudited combined financial statements.

 

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World Gold Trust

Unaudited Combined Statements of Cash Flows

For the three and six months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018

 

(Amounts in 000’s of US$)   Three
Months
Ended
Mar-31,
2019
    Three
Months
Ended
Mar-31,
2018
    Six
Months
Ended
Mar-31,
2019
    Six
Months
Ended
Mar-31,
2018
 
    (unaudited)     (unaudited)     (unaudited)     (unaudited)  

INCREASE/DECREASE IN CASH FROM OPERATIONS:

       

Cash proceeds received from sales of gold

  $ 226     $ 15     $ 353     $ 29  

Cash expenses paid

    (226     (15     (353     (29
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Increase/(Decrease) in cash resulting from operations

    —         —         —         —    

INCREASE/DECREASE IN CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:

       

Cash proceeds from issuance of shares

    —         —         —         —    

Cash paid for repurchase of shares

    —         —         —         —    
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Increase/(Decrease) in cash resulting from financing activities

    —         —         —         —    

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

    —         —         —         —    
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

  $ —       $ —       $ —       $ —    
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF NON-CASH FINANCING ACTIVITIES:

       

Value of gold received for creation of shares - net of gold receivable

  $ 271,715     $ —       $ 392,930     $ 4,814  
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Value of gold distributed for redemption of shares - net of gold payable

  $ —       $ (2,393   $ —       $ (2,393
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF NON-CASH OPERATING ACTIVITIES:

       

Value of Gold Delivery Agreement inflows - net of Gold Delivery Agreement receivable

  $ 2,148     $ 1,645     $ 4,779     $ 3,005  
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Value of Gold Delivery Agreement outflows - net of Gold Delivery Agreement payable

  $ (1,957   $ (2,365)     $ (3,954)     $ (3,710)  
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
(Amounts in 000’s of US$)   Three
Months
Ended
Mar-31,
2019
    Three
Months
Ended
Mar-31,
2018
    Six
Months
Ended
Mar-31,
2019
    Six
Months
Ended
Mar-31,
2018
 
    (unaudited)     (unaudited)     (unaudited)     (unaudited)  

RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME/(LOSS) TO NET CASH PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES

       

Net Income/(Loss)

  $ 3,120     $ (22   $ 28,192     $ 37  

Adjustments to reconcile net income/(loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:

       

Gold paid for Gold Delivery Provider fees

    12       8       24       15  

Proceeds from sales of gold to pay expenses

    226       15       353       29  

Net realized (gain)/loss from investment in gold sold to pay Sponsor fees

    (11     (1     (10     (2

Net realized (gain)/loss on Gold Delivery Agreement

    (452     415       (975     533  

Net realized (gain)/loss on gold transferred to cover Gold Delivery Agreement and Gold Delivery Provider fees

    (91     (168     (70     (229

Net realized (gain)/loss from gold distributed for the redemption of shares

    —         (149     —         (149

Net change in unrealized (appreciation)/depreciation on investment in gold

    (2,852     (98     (27,592     (235

Increase/(Decrease) in accounts payable to Sponsor

    48       —         78       1  
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

  $ —       $ —       $ —       $ —    
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

See notes to the unaudited combined financial statements.

 

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World Gold Trust

Unaudited Combined Statements of Changes in Net Assets

For the three and six months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018

 

(Amounts in 000’s of US$)    Three
Months
Ended
Mar-31,
2019
    Three
Months
Ended

Mar-31,
2018
    Six
Months
Ended
Mar-31,
2019
    Six
Months
Ended
Mar-31,
2018
 
     (unaudited)     (unaudited)     (unaudited)     (unaudited)  

Net Assets - Opening Balance

   $ 425,953     $ 19,246     $ 255,337     $ 14,373  

Creations

     247,386       —         392,930       4,814  

Redemptions

     —         (2,393     —         (2,393

Net investment loss

     (286     (23     (455     (45

Net realized gain/(loss) from investment in gold sold to pay Sponsor fees

     11       1       10       2  

Net realized gain/(loss) on Gold Delivery Agreement

     452       (415     975       (533

Net realized gain/(loss) on gold transferred to cover Gold Delivery Agreement and Gold Delivery Provider fees

     91       168       70       229  

Net realized gain/(loss) from gold distributed for the redemption of shares

     —         149       —         149  

Net change in unrealized appreciation/(depreciation) on investment in gold

     2,852       98       27,592       235  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net Assets - Closing Balance

   $ 676,459     $ 16,831     $ 676,459     $ 16,831  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

See notes to the unaudited combined financial statements.

 

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WORLD GOLD TRUST

Notes to the Unaudited Combined Financial Statements

 

1.

Organization

World Gold Trust (the “Trust”), formerly known as “World Currency Gold Trust,” was organized as a Delaware statutory trust on August 27, 2014 and is governed by the Fourth Amended and Restated Agreement and Declaration of Trust (“Declaration of Trust”), dated as of April 16, 2018, between WGC USA Asset Management Company, LLC (the “Sponsor”) and the Delaware Trust Company (the “Trustee”). The Trust is authorized to issue an unlimited number of shares of beneficial interest (“Shares”). The beneficial interest in the Trust may be divided into one or more series. The Trust has established six separate series of which two were operational as of March 31, 2019. All of the series of the Trust are collectively referred to as the “Funds” and each individually as a “Series.” The accompanying financial statements relate to the Trust, SPDR® Long Dollar Gold Trust (“GLDW”) and SPDR® Gold MiniSharesSM Trust (“GLDM”). GLDW commenced operations on January 27, 2017, and GLDM commenced operations on June 26, 2018. The fiscal year-end of both the Trust and the Funds is September 30.

BNY Mellon Asset Servicing, a division of The Bank of New York Mellon (“BNYM”), is the Administrator and Transfer Agent of the Funds. BNYM also serves as the custodian of the Funds’ cash, if any. State Street Global Advisors Funds Distributors, LLC is the Marketing Agent of the Funds.

The Combined Statement of Financial Condition and Schedule of Investments at March 31, 2019, and the Combined Statements of Operations, Changes in Net Assets and Cash Flows for the three and six months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018 have been prepared on behalf of the Trust and the Funds without audit. In the opinion of management of the Sponsor, all adjustments (which include normal recurring adjustments) necessary to present fairly the financial position, results of operations and cash flows as of and for the three and six months ended March 31, 2019 and for all periods presented have been made. These combined financial statements should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and notes thereto included in the Trust’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2018. The results of operations for the three and six months ended March 31, 2019 are not necessarily indicative of the operating results for the full fiscal year.

Capitalized terms used but not defined herein have the meaning as set forth in the Declaration of Trust.

The Trust had no operations with respect to the Funds’ Shares prior to January 27, 2017 other than matters relating to its organization and the registration of the offer and sale of the Funds’ Shares under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

 

2.

Significant Accounting Policies

The preparation of financial statements in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”) requires those responsible for preparing financial statements to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts and disclosures. Actual results could differ from those estimates. The following is a summary of significant accounting policies followed by the Funds and the Trust.

 

2.1

Basis of Accounting

The Funds are investment companies within the scope of Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 946, Financial Services—Investment Companies, and therefore apply the specialized accounting and reporting guidance therein. The Funds are not registered as investment companies under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended.

These financial statements present the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the Funds and the Trust combined. For the periods presented, there were no balances or activity for the Trust and all balances and activity related to the Funds, and the footnotes accordingly relate to the Funds, unless stated otherwise.

 

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2.2

Basis of Presentation

The financial statements are presented for the Trust, as the SEC registrant, combined with the Funds and for each of GLDW and GLDM individually. The debts, liabilities, obligations and expenses incurred, contracted for or otherwise existing with respect to each Series shall be enforceable only against the assets of that Series and not against the Trust generally or any other Series that the Trust may establish in the future.

 

2.3

Cash and Cash Equivalents

Cash and cash equivalents include highly liquid investments of sufficient credit quality with original maturity of three months or less.

 

2.4

Solactive GLD® Long USD Gold Index—Gold Delivery Agreement

Pursuant to the terms of the Gold Delivery Agreement, GLDW has entered into a transaction to deliver gold bullion to, or receive gold bullion from, Merrill Lynch International, as Gold Delivery Provider, each Business Day. The amount of gold bullion transferred essentially will be equivalent to GLDW’s profit or loss as if it had exchanged the Reference Currencies comprising the Index (“FX Basket”), in the proportion in which they are reflected in the Index, for USDs in an amount equal to its holdings of gold bullion on such day. In general, if there is a currency gain (i.e., the value of the USD against the Reference Currencies comprising the FX Basket increases), GLDW will receive gold bullion. In general, if there is a currency loss (i.e., the value of the USD against the Reference Currencies comprising the FX Basket decreases), it will deliver gold bullion. In this manner, the amount of gold bullion held will be adjusted to reflect the daily change in the value of the Reference Currencies comprising the FX Basket against the USD. The Gold Delivery Agreement requires gold bullion ounces, calculated pursuant to formulas contained in the Gold Delivery Agreement, to be delivered to the custody account of GLDW or the Gold Delivery Provider, as applicable. The fee that GLDW pays the Gold Delivery Provider for its services under the Gold Delivery Agreement is accrued daily and reflected in the calculation of the amount of gold bullion to be delivered pursuant to the Gold Delivery Agreement. The realized gain/loss from the Gold Delivery Agreement is disclosed on the Combined Statements of Operations and the Combined Statements of Changes in Net Assets.

The Index is designed to represent the daily performance of a long position in physical gold, as represented by the LBMA Gold Price AM, and a short position in the basket of Reference Currencies with weightings determined by the FX Basket. The Reference Currencies and their respective weightings in the Index are as follows: Euro (EUR/USD) (57.6%), Japanese Yen (JPY/USD) (13.6%), British Pound Sterling (USD/GBP) (11.9%), Canadian Dollar (USD/CAD) (9.1%), Swedish Krona (USD/SEK) (4.2%), and Swiss Franc (USD/CHF) (3.6%).

 

2.5

Fair Value Measurement

U.S. GAAP defines fair value as the price the Funds would receive to sell an asset or pay to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. The Funds’ policy is to value their investments at fair value.

Various inputs are used in determining the fair value of the Funds’ assets or liabilities. Inputs may be based on independent market data (“observable inputs”) or they may be internally developed (“unobservable inputs”). These inputs are categorized into a disclosure hierarchy consisting of three broad levels for financial reporting purposes. The level of a value determined for an asset or liability within the fair value hierarchy is based on the lowest level of any input that is significant to the fair value measurement in its entirety. The three levels of the fair value hierarchy are:

Level 1 – Unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities;

Level 2 – Inputs other than quoted prices included within Level 1 that are observable for the asset or liability either directly or indirectly, including quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in active markets,

 

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quoted prices for identical or similar assets or liabilities in markets that are not considered to be active, inputs other than quoted prices that are observable for the asset or liability and inputs that are derived principally from or corroborated by observable market data by correlation or other means; and

Level 3 – Inputs that are unobservable for the asset and liability, including the Funds’ assumptions (if any) used in determining the fair value of investments.

The following table summarizes the Funds’ investments at fair value:

 

(Amounts in 000’s of US$)

March 31, 2019

   Level 1      Level 2      Level 3  

Investment in Gold

   $ 676,417      $ —        $ —    

Gold Delivery Agreement

     —          —          —    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

   $ 676,417      $ —        $ —    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

(Amounts in 000’s of US$)

September 30, 2018

   Level 1      Level 2      Level 3  

Investment in Gold

   $ 246,784      $ —        $ —    

Gold Delivery Agreement

     —          —          —    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

   $ 246,784      $ —        $ —    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

There were no transfers between Level 1 and other Levels for the period ended March 31, 2019 or for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2018.

The Administrator values the gold held by the Funds on the basis of the price of an ounce of gold as determined by ICE Benchmark Administration Limited (“IBA”), a benchmark administrator, which provides an independently administered auction process, as well as the overall administration and governance for the LBMA Gold Price. In determining the net asset value (“NAV”) of the Funds, the Administrator values the gold held by the Funds on the basis of the price of an ounce of gold determined by the IBA auction process, which is an electronic auction, with the imbalance calculated and the price adjusted in rounds (30 seconds in duration). The auction runs twice daily at 10:30 AM and 3:00 PM London time. The Administrator calculates the NAV of the Funds on each day the NYSE Arca is open for regular trading. If no gold price is made on a particular evaluation day, the next most recent gold price is used in the determination of the NAV of the Funds, unless the Administrator, in consultation with the Sponsor, determines that such price is inappropriate to use as the basis for such determination.

 

2.6

Custody of Gold

Gold bullion is held by HSBC Bank plc on behalf of GLDW, and by ICBC Standard Bank Plc on behalf of GLDM, each individually referred to as the “Custodian.”

 

2.7

Gold Receivable/Payable

Gold receivable/payable represents the quantity of gold covered by contractually binding orders for the creation/redemption of Shares where the gold has not yet been transferred into/out of the Series’ account. Generally, ownership of the gold is transferred within two business days of the trade date.

 

     Mar-31,
2019
     Sep-30,
2018
 
(Amounts in 000’s of US$)              

Gold receivable

   $ —        $ 8,307  

 

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     Mar-31,
2019
     Sep-30,
2018
 
(Amounts in 000’s of US$)              

Gold payable

   $ —        $ —    

 

2.8

Gold Delivery Agreement Receivable

Gold Delivery Agreement receivable represents the quantity of gold due to be received under the Gold Delivery Agreement. The gold is transferred to GLDW’s allocated gold bullion account at the Custodian two business days after the valuation date.

 

     Mar-31,
2019
     Sep-30,
2018
 
(Amounts in 000’s of US$)              

Gold Delivery Agreement receivable

   $ 149      $ 276  

 

2.9

Gold Delivery Agreement Payable

Gold Delivery Agreement payable represents the quantity of gold due to be delivered under the Gold Delivery Agreement. The gold is transferred from GLDW’s allocated gold bullion account at the Custodian two business days after the valuation date.

 

     Mar-31,
2019
     Sep-30,
2018
 
(Amounts in 000’s of US$)              

Gold Delivery Agreement payable

   $ —        $ 1  

 

2.10

Creations and Redemptions of Shares

The Funds create and redeem Shares from time to time, but only in one or more Creation Units (a Creation Unit equals a block of 10,000 GLDW Shares or a block of 100,000 GLDM Shares). The Funds issue Shares in Creation Units to certain authorized participants (“Authorized Participants”) on an ongoing basis. The creation and redemption of Creation Units is only made in exchange for the delivery to the Funds or the distribution by the Funds of the amount of gold and any cash represented by the Creation Units being created or redeemed, the amount of which will be based on the net asset value of the number of Shares included in the Creation Units being created or redeemed determined on the day the order to create or redeem Creation Units is properly received.

As the Shares of the Funds are redeemable in Creation Units at the option of the Authorized Participants, the Funds have classified the Shares as Net Assets for financial reporting purposes. Changes in the Shares for the six months ended March 31, 2019 and March 31, 2018 were:

 

     Six Months Ended
Mar-31, 2019
     Six Months Ended
Mar-31, 2018
 
(Amounts in 000’s)              

Activity in Number of Shares Created and Redeemed:

     

Creations

     30,700        40  

Redemptions

     (—        (20
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net change in Number of Shares Created and Redeemed

     30,700        20  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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     Six Months Ended
Mar-31, 2019
     Six Months Ended
Mar-31, 2018
 
(Amounts in 000’s of US$)              

Activity in Value of Shares Created and Redeemed:

     

Creations

   $ 392,930      $ 4,814  

Redemptions

     (—        (2,393
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net change in Value of Shares Created and Redeemed

   $ 392,930      $ 2,421  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

2.11

Income and Expense (Amounts in 000’s of US$)

The Administrator will, at the direction of the Sponsor, sell the Funds’ gold as necessary to pay the Funds’ expenses. When selling gold to pay expenses, the Administrator will endeavor to sell the smallest amount of gold needed to pay expenses in order to minimize the Funds’ holdings of assets other than gold. Unless otherwise directed by the Sponsor, to meet expenses the Administrator will give a sell order and sell gold to the Custodian following the sell order. A gain or loss is recognized based on the difference between the selling price and the average cost of the gold sold, and such amounts are reported as net realized gain/(loss) from investment in gold sold to pay Sponsor fees on the Combined Statements of Operations.

The Funds’ net realized and change in unrealized gain on investment in gold and Gold Delivery Agreement for the six-month period ended March 31, 2019 of $28,647 is made up of a realized gain of $10 from the sale of gold to pay Sponsor fees, a realized gain of $975 from the Gold Delivery Agreement, a realized gain of $70 from gold transferred to cover Gold Delivery Agreement and Gold Delivery Provider fees, and a change in unrealized appreciation of $27,592 on investment in gold.

The Funds’ net realized and change in unrealized gain on investment in gold and Gold Delivery Agreement for the six-month period ended March 31, 2018 of $82 is made up of a realized gain of $2 from the sale of gold to pay Sponsor fees, a realized loss of $533 from the Gold Delivery Agreement, a realized gain of $229 from gold transferred to cover Gold Delivery Agreement and Gold Delivery Provider fees, a realized gain of $149 from gold distributed for the redemption of shares, and a change in unrealized appreciation of $235 on investment in gold.

 

2.12

Income Taxes

The Funds are classified as “grantor trusts” for U.S. federal income tax purposes. As a result, the Funds are not subject to U.S. federal income tax. Instead, the Funds’ income and expenses “flow through” to the shareholders, and the Administrator will report the Funds’ proceeds, income, deductions, gains and losses to the Internal Revenue Service on that basis

The Sponsor has evaluated whether there are uncertain tax positions that require financial statement recognition and has determined that no reserves for uncertain tax positions are required as of March 31, 2019 or September 30, 2018. As of March 31, 2019, the 2018 and 2017 tax years remain open for examination. There were no examinations in progress at period end.

 

2.13

New Accounting Pronouncements

In August 2018, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update 2018-13, Fair Value Measurement (Topic 820): Disclosure Framework—Changes to the Disclosure Requirements for Fair Value Measurement (“ASU 2018-13”). The update provides guidance that eliminates, adds and modifies certain disclosure requirements for fair value measurements. ASU 2018-13 will be effective for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2019. Early adoption is permitted. Management of the Sponsor does not currently expect these changes to have a material impact to future financial statements.

 

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3.

Fund Expenses

For GLDW, the only ordinary recurring operating expenses are expected to be the Gold Delivery Provider’s annual fee as well as the Sponsor’s annual fee. For GLDM, the only ordinary recurring operating expense is expected to be the Sponsor’s annual fee. Further detail can be found in the respective Series’ Financial Statements.

Expenses, which accrue daily, and are payable by the Funds, will reduce the NAV of the Funds.

 

4.

Foreign Currency Risk

GLDW does not hold foreign currency, but is exposed to foreign currency risk as a result of its transactions under the Gold Delivery Agreement. Foreign currency exchange rates may fluctuate significantly over short periods of time and can be unpredictably affected by political developments or government intervention. The value of the Reference Currencies included in the FX Basket may be affected by several factors, including: monetary policies of central banks within the relevant foreign countries or markets; global or regional economic, political or financial events; inflation or interest rates of the relevant foreign countries and investor expectations concerning inflation or interest rates; and debt levels and trade deficits of the relevant foreign countries.

Currency exchange rates are influenced by the factors identified above and may also be influenced by, among other things: changing supply and demand for a particular currency; monetary policies of governments (including exchange control programs, restrictions on local exchanges or markets and limitations on foreign investment in a country or on investment by residents of a country in other countries); changes in balances of payments and trade; trade restrictions; and currency devaluations and revaluations. Also, governments from time to time intervene in the currency markets, including by regulation, in order to influence rates directly. These events and actions are unpredictable. The resulting volatility in the Reference Currency exchange rates relative to the USD could materially and adversely affect the value of the Shares.

 

5.

Counterparty Risk

If the Gold Delivery Provider fails to deliver gold pursuant to its obligations under the Gold Delivery Agreement, such failure would have an adverse effect on GLDW in meeting its investment objective. Moreover, to the extent that the Gold Delivery Provider is unable to honor its obligations under the Gold Delivery Agreement, such as due to bankruptcy or default under the Gold Delivery Agreement or for any other reason, GLDW would need to find a new entity to act in the same capacity as the Gold Delivery Provider. If it could not quickly find a new entity to act in that capacity, it may not be able to meet its investment objective. The transactions under the Gold Delivery Agreement will terminate on June 30, 2022, unless the parties agree on extension terms. If the parties cannot agree on extension terms and GLDW is unable to find a new entity to act as Gold Delivery Provider, GLDW may not be able to meet its investment objective.

 

6.

Concentration of Risk

The primary business activities for GLDW are the investment in gold bullion, the transactions under the Gold Delivery Agreement, and the issuance and sale of GLDW Shares.

For GLDM, the primary business activities are the investment in gold bullion and the issuance and sale of GLDM Shares.

Various factors could affect the price of gold including: (i) global gold supply and demand, which is influenced by such factors as forward selling by gold producers, purchases made by gold producers to unwind gold hedge positions, central bank purchases and sales, and production and cost levels in major gold-producing countries such as China, Australia, South Africa and the United States; (ii) investors’ expectations with respect to the rate

 

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of inflation; (iii) currency exchange rates; (iv) interest rates; (v) investment and trading activities of hedge funds and commodity funds; and (vi) global or regional political, economic or financial events and situations. In addition, there is no assurance that gold will maintain its long-term value in terms of purchasing power in the future. In the event that the price of gold declines, the Sponsor expects the value of an investment in the Shares of a Series to decline proportionately. Each of these events could have a material effect on the Funds’ financial position and results of operations.

 

7.

Derivative Contract Information

For the three and six months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, the effect of GLDW’s derivative contracts on the Combined Statements of Operations was as follows:

 

Risk exposure

derivative type

 

Location of Gain or Loss on

Derivatives Recognized in Income

  Three
Months
Ended
Mar-31,
2019
    Three
Months
Ended
Mar-31,
2018
    Six
Months
Ended
Mar-31,
2019
    Six
Months
Ended
Mar-31,
2018
 
(Amounts in 000’s of US$)                            

Currency Risk

  Net Realized gain/(loss) on Gold Delivery Agreement   $ 452     $ (415   $ 975     $ (533

The table below summarizes the average daily notional value of derivative contracts outstanding during the periods:

 

     Six Months Ended
Mar-31, 2019
     Six Months Ended
Mar-31, 2018
 
(Amounts in 000’s of US$)              

Average notional

   $ 28,687      $ 17,888  

The notional value of the contract varies daily based on the amount of gold held at the Custodian.

At March 31, 2019 and September 30, 2018, GLDW’s over-the-counter (“OTC”) derivative assets and liabilities were as follows:

 

     Gross Amounts of Assets and Liabilities
Presented in the Combined
Statements of Financial Condition
 
     Assetsa      Liabilitiesa  

Derivatives

     

Gold Delivery Agreement

   $ —        $ —    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

a

Absent an event of default or early termination, OTC derivative assets and liabilities are presented gross and not offset on the Combined Statements of Financial Condition.

At March 31, 2019 and September 30, 2018, GLDW’s OTC derivative assets, which may offset against its OTC derivative liabilities and collateral received from the counterparty, were as follows:

 

            Amounts Not Offset in the Combined Statements
of Financial Condition
        
     Gross Amounts of
Assets Presented in the
Combined Statements
of Financial Condition
     Financial Instruments
Available for Offset
     Financial
Instruments
Collateral
Received
     Cash
Collateral
Received
     Net
Amount
 

Counterparty

              

Merrill Lynch International

   $ —      $ —      $ —      $ —      $ —  

 

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At March 31, 2019 and September 30, 2018, GLDW’s OTC derivative liabilities, which may offset against its OTC derivative assets and collateral pledged from the counterparty, were as follows:

 

            Amounts Not Offset in the Combined Statements
of Financial Condition
        
     Gross Amounts of
Liabilities Presented in the
Combined Statements
of Financial Condition
     Financial Instruments
Available for Offset
     Financial
Instruments
Collateral
Pledged
     Cash
Collateral
Pledged
     Net
Amount
 

Counterparty

              

Merrill Lynch International

   $ —      $ —      $ —      $ —      $ —  

 

8.

Indemnification

The Sponsor and each of its shareholders, members, directors, officers, employees, affiliates and subsidiaries will be indemnified by the Trust and held harmless against any losses, liabilities or expenses incurred in the performance of its duties under the Declaration of Trust without gross negligence, bad faith or willful misconduct. The Sponsor shall in no event be deemed to have assumed or incurred any liability, duty, or obligation to any shareholder or to the Trustee other than as expressly provided for in the Declaration of Trust. Such indemnity includes payment from the Trust of the costs and expenses incurred in defending against any indemnified claim or liability under the Declaration of Trust.

The Trustee and each of its officers, affiliates, directors, employees, and agents will be indemnified by the Trust from and against any losses, claims, taxes, damages, reasonable expenses, and liabilities incurred with respect to the creation, operation or termination of the Trust, the execution, delivery or performance of the Declaration of Trust or the transactions contemplated thereby; provided that the indemnified party acted without willful misconduct, bad faith or gross negligence. The Sponsor will not be liable to the Trust, the Trustee or any shareholder for any action taken or for refraining from taking any action in good faith, or for errors in judgment or for depreciation or loss incurred by reason of the sale of any gold bullion or other assets held in trust under Declaration of Trust. However, the preceding liability exclusion will not protect the Sponsor against any liability resulting from its own gross negligence, bad faith, or willful misconduct.

 

9.

Financial Highlights

Management of the Sponsor does not believe including Financial Highlights in a combined evaluation is meaningful. Refer to GLDW’s and GLDM’s Notes to the Financial Statements for respective Financial Highlight calculations.

 

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SPDR® Long Dollar Gold Trust

Statements of Financial Condition

at March 31, 2019 (unaudited) and September 30, 2018

 

(Amounts in 000’s of US$ except for share and per share data)    Mar-31, 2019      Sep-30, 2018  
     (unaudited)         

ASSETS

 

Investment in Gold, at fair value (cost $28,482 and $27,380 at March 31, 2019 and September 30, 2018, respectively)

   $ 29,508      $ 26,042  

Gold Delivery Agreement receivable

     149        276  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total Assets

   $ 29,657      $ 26,318  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

LIABILITIES

 

Accounts payable to Sponsor

   $ 9      $ 8  

Gold Delivery Agreement payable

     —          1  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total Liabilities

   $ 9      $ 9  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net Assets

   $ 29,648      $ 26,309  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Shares issued and outstanding(1)

     230,000        230,000  

Net asset value per Share

   $ 128.91      $ 114.39  

 

(1)

Authorized share capital is unlimited and the par value of the Shares is $0.00.

See notes to the unaudited financial statements.

 

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SPDR® Long Dollar Gold Trust

Schedules of Investments

(All balances in 000’s except for percentages)

 

March 31, 2019

   Ounces of
gold
     Cost      Fair
Value
     % of
Net Assets
 
(unaudited)                            

Investment in Gold

     22.9      $ 28,482      $ 29,508        99.53

Gold Delivery Agreement

     —          —          —          0.00
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total Investments

     22.9      $ 28,482      $ 29,508        99.53

Assets in excess of liabilities

           140        0.47
        

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net Assets

         $ 29,648        100.00
        

 

 

    

 

 

 

Derivatives Contract

at March 31, 2019 (unaudited)

 

Underlying Instrument

  

Counter-Party

   Notional
Value
     Expiration Date      Unrealized
Appreciation/
(Depreciation)
 

Gold Delivery Agreement

   Merrill Lynch International    $ 29,508        6/30/22      $ —    

(All balances in 000’s except for percentages)

 

September 30, 2018

   Ounces of
gold
     Cost      Fair
Value
     % of
Net Assets
 

Investment in Gold

     22.0      $ 27,380      $ 26,042        98.99

Gold Delivery Agreement

     —          —          —          0.00
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total Investments

     22.0      $ 27,380      $ 26,042        98.99

Assets in excess of liabilities

           267        1.01
        

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net Assets

         $ 26,309        100.00
        

 

 

    

 

 

 

Derivatives Contract

at September 30, 2018

 

Underlying Instrument

  

Counter-Party

   Notional
Value
     Expiration Date      Unrealized
Appreciation/
(Depreciation)
 

Gold Delivery Agreement

   Merrill Lynch International    $ 26,042        6/30/22      $ —    

See notes to the unaudited financial statements.

 

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SPDR® Long Dollar Gold Trust

Unaudited Statements of Operations

For the three and six months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018

 

(Amounts in 000’s of US$)    Three Months
Ended
Mar-31, 2019
    Three Months
Ended

Mar-31, 2018
    Six Months
Ended
Mar-31, 2019
    Six Months
Ended
Mar-31, 2018
 
     (unaudited)     (unaudited)     (unaudited)     (unaudited)  

EXPENSES

        

Sponsor fees

   $ 24     $ 15     $ 47     $ 30  

Gold Delivery Provider fees

     12       8       24       15  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total expenses

     36       23       71       45  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net investment loss

     (36     (23     (71     (45
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net realized and change in unrealized gain/(loss) on investment in gold and Gold Delivery Agreement

        

Net realized gain/(loss) from investment in gold sold to pay Sponsor fees

     2       1       1       2  

Net realized gain/(loss) on Gold Delivery Agreement

     452       (415     975       (533

Net realized gain/(loss) on gold transferred to cover Gold Delivery Agreement and Gold Delivery Provider fees

     91       168       70       229  

Net realized gain/(loss) from gold distributed for the redemption of shares

     —         149       —         149  

Net change in unrealized appreciation/(depreciation) on investment in gold

     128       98       2,364       235  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net realized and change in unrealized gain/(loss) on investment in gold and Gold Delivery Agreement

     673       1       3,410       82  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net Income/(Loss)

   $ 637     $ (22   $ 3,339     $ 37  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income/(loss) per share

   $ 2.77     $ (0.15   $ 14.52     $ 0.25  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Weighted average number of shares (in 000’s)

     230       150       230       149  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

See notes to the unaudited financial statements.

 

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SPDR® Long Dollar Gold Trust

Unaudited Statements of Cash Flows

For the three and six months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018

 

(Amounts in 000’s of US$)   Three
Months
Ended
Mar-31,
2019
    Three
Months
Ended
Mar-31,
2018
    Six
Months
Ended
Mar-31,
2019
    Six
Months
Ended
Mar-31,
2018
 
    (unaudited)     (unaudited)     (unaudited)     (unaudited)  

INCREASE/DECREASE IN CASH FROM OPERATIONS:

       

Cash proceeds received from sales of gold

  $ 23     $ 15     $ 46     $ 29  

Cash expenses paid

    (23     (15     (46     (29
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Increase/(Decrease) in cash resulting from operations

    —         —         —         —    

INCREASE/DECREASE IN CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:

       

Cash proceeds from issuance of shares

    —         —         —         —    

Cash paid for repurchase of shares

    —         —         —         —    
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Increase/(Decrease) in cash resulting from financing activities

    —         —         —         —    

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

    —         —         —         —    
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

  $ —       $ —       $ —       $ —    
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF NON-CASH FINANCING ACTIVITIES:

       

Value of gold received for creation of shares - net of gold receivable

  $ —       $ —       $ —       $ 4,814  
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Value of gold distributed for redemption of shares - net of gold payable

  $ —       $ (2,393   $ —       $ (2,393
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF NON-CASH OPERATING ACTIVITIES:

       

Value of Gold Delivery Agreement inflows - net of Gold Delivery Agreement receivable

  $ 2,148     $ 1,645     $ 4,779     $ 3,005  
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Value of Gold Delivery Agreement outflows - net of Gold Delivery Agreement payable

  $ (1,957   $ (2,365   $ (3,954   $ (3,710
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
(Amounts in 000’s of US$)   Three
Months
Ended
Mar-31,
2019
    Three
Months
Ended
Mar-31,
2018
    Six
Months
Ended
Mar-31,
2019
    Six
Months
Ended
Mar-31,
2018
 
    (unaudited)     (unaudited)     (unaudited)     (unaudited)  

RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME/(LOSS) TO NET CASH PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES

       

Net Income/(Loss)

  $ 637     $ (22   $ 3,339     $ 37  

Adjustments to reconcile net income/(loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:

       

Gold paid for Gold Delivery Provider fees

    12       8       24       15  

Proceeds from sales of gold to pay expenses

    23       15       46       29  

Net realized (gain)/loss from investment in gold sold to pay Sponsor fees

    (2     (1     (1     (2

Net realized (gain)/loss on Gold Delivery Agreement

    (452     415       (975     533  

Net realized (gain)/loss on gold transferred to cover Gold Delivery Agreement and Gold Delivery Provider fees

    (91     (168     (70     (229

Net realized (gain)/loss from gold distributed for the redemption of shares

    —         (149     —         (149

Net change in unrealized (appreciation)/depreciation on investment in gold

    (128     (98     (2,364     (235

Increase/(Decrease) in accounts payable to Sponsor

    1       —         1       1  
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

  $ —       $ —       $ —       $ —    
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

See notes to the unaudited financial statements.

 

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SPDR® Long Dollar Gold Trust

Unaudited Statements of Changes in Net Assets

For the three and six months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018

 

(Amounts in 000’s of US$)    Three Months
Ended
Mar-31, 2019
    Three Months
Ended

Mar-31, 2018
    Six Months
Ended
Mar-31, 2019
    Six Months
Ended
Mar-31, 2018
 
     (unaudited)     (unaudited)     (unaudited)     (unaudited)  

Net Assets - Opening Balance

   $ 29,011     $ 19,246     $ 26,309     $ 14,373  

Creations

     —         —         —         4,814  

Redemptions

     —         (2,393     —         (2,393

Net investment loss

     (36     (23     (71     (45

Net realized gain/(loss) from investment in gold sold to pay Sponsor fees

     2       1       1       2  

Net realized gain/(loss) on Gold Delivery Agreement

     452       (415     975       (533

Net realized gain/(loss) on gold transferred to cover Gold Delivery Agreement and Gold Delivery Provider fees

     91       168       70       229  

Net realized gain/(loss) from gold distributed for the redemption of shares

     —         149       —         149  

Net change in unrealized appreciation/(depreciation) on investment in gold

     128       98       2,364       235  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net Assets - Closing Balance

   $ 29,648     $ 16,831     $ 29,648     $ 16,831  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

See notes to the unaudited financial statements.

 

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SPDR® Long Dollar Gold Trust

Notes to the Unaudited Financial Statements

 

1.

Organization

World Gold Trust (the “Trust”), formerly known as “World Currency Gold Trust,” was organized as a Delaware statutory trust on August 27, 2014 and is governed by the Fourth Amended and Restated Agreement and Declaration of Trust (“Declaration of Trust”), dated as of April 16, 2018, between WGC USA Asset Management Company, LLC (the “Sponsor”) and the Delaware Trust Company (the “Trustee”). The Trust is authorized to issue an unlimited number of shares of beneficial interest (“Shares”). The beneficial interest in the Trust may be divided into one or more series. The Trust has established six separate series, two of which were operational as of March 31, 2019. The accompanying financial statements relate to the series SPDR® Long Dollar Gold Trust (“GLDW”), which commenced operations on January 27, 2017. The fiscal year-end of GLDW is September 30.

The investment objective of GLDW is to track the performance of the Solactive GLD® Long USD Gold Index (the “Index”), less GLDW’s expenses. The Index seeks to track the daily performance of a long position in physical gold, as represented by the London Bullion Market Association (“LBMA”) Gold Price AM, and a short position in a basket of specific non-U.S. currencies (i.e., a long U.S. dollar “USD” exposure versus the basket). Those non-U.S. currencies, which are weighted according to the Index, consist of the Euro, Japanese Yen, British Pound Sterling, Canadian Dollar, Swedish Krona, and Swiss Franc (each, a “Reference Currency” and together, the “Reference Currencies”).

BNY Mellon Asset Servicing, a division of The Bank of New York Mellon (“BNYM”), is the Administrator and Transfer Agent. BNYM also serves as the custodian of GLDW’s cash, if any. HSBC Bank plc (the “Custodian”) is responsible for custody of GLDW’s gold bullion. Merrill Lynch International is the Gold Delivery Provider. State Street Global Advisors Funds Distributors, LLC is the Marketing Agent. Solactive AG (the “Index Provider”) has licensed the Index to the Sponsor for use with GLDW.

The Statement of Financial Condition and Schedule of Investments at March 31, 2019, and the Statements of Operations, Changes in Net Assets and Cash Flows for the three and six months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018 have been prepared on behalf of GLDW without audit. In the opinion of management of the Sponsor, all adjustments (which include normal recurring adjustments) necessary to present fairly the financial position, results of operations and cash flows as of and for the three and six months ended March 31, 2019 and for all periods presented have been made. These financial statements should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and notes thereto included in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2018. The results of operations for the three and six months ended March 31, 2019 are not necessarily indicative of the operating results for the full fiscal year.

Capitalized terms used but not defined herein have the meaning as set forth in the Declaration of Trust.

The Trust had no operations with respect to GLDW’s Shares prior to January 27, 2017 other than matters relating to its organization, the registration of the offer and sale of Shares under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the sale and issuance by GLDW to WGC (US) Holdings, Inc. of 10 Shares for an aggregate purchase price of $1,000.

 

2.

Significant Accounting Policies

The preparation of financial statements in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”) requires those responsible for preparing financial statements to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts and disclosures. Actual results could differ from those estimates. The following is a summary of significant accounting policies followed by GLDW.

 

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2.1

Basis of Accounting

GLDW is an investment company within the scope of Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 946, Financial Services—Investment Companies, and therefore applies the specialized accounting and reporting guidance therein. It is not registered as an investment company under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended.

 

2.2

Basis of Presentation

The financial statements are presented for GLDW individually. The debts, liabilities, obligations and expenses incurred, contracted for or otherwise existing with respect to GLDW shall be enforceable only against its assets and not against the assets of the Trust generally or any other series that the Trust may establish.

 

2.3

Cash and Cash Equivalents

Cash and cash equivalents include highly liquid investments of sufficient credit quality with original maturity of three months or less.

 

2.4

Solactive GLD® Long USD Gold Index—Gold Delivery Agreement

Pursuant to the terms of the Gold Delivery Agreement, GLDW has entered into a transaction to deliver gold bullion to, or receive gold bullion from, Merrill Lynch International, as Gold Delivery Provider, each Business Day. The amount of gold bullion transferred essentially will be equivalent to GLDW’s profit or loss as if it had exchanged the Reference Currencies comprising the Index (“FX Basket”), in the proportion in which they are reflected in the Index, for USDs in an amount equal to its holdings of gold bullion on such day. In general, if there is a currency gain (i.e., the value of the USD against the Reference Currencies comprising the FX Basket increases), GLDW will receive gold bullion. In general, if there is a currency loss (i.e., the value of the USD against the Reference Currencies comprising the FX Basket decreases), GLDW will deliver gold bullion. In this manner, the amount of gold bullion held will be adjusted to reflect the daily change in the value of the Reference Currencies comprising the FX Basket against the USD. The Gold Delivery Agreement requires gold bullion ounces, calculated pursuant to formulas contained in the Gold Delivery Agreement, to be delivered to the custody account of GLDW or the Gold Delivery Provider, as applicable. The fee that GLDW pays the Gold Delivery Provider for its services under the Gold Delivery Agreement is accrued daily and reflected in the calculation of the amount of gold bullion to be delivered pursuant to the Gold Delivery Agreement. The realized gain/loss from the Gold Delivery Agreement is disclosed on the Statements of Operations and the Statements of Changes in Net Assets.

The Index is designed to represent the daily performance of a long position in physical gold, as represented by the LBMA Gold Price AM, and a short position in the basket of Reference Currencies with weightings determined by the FX Basket. The Reference Currencies and their respective weightings in the Index are as follows: Euro (EUR/USD) (57.6%), Japanese Yen (USD/JPY) (13.6%), British Pound Sterling (GBP/USD) (11.9%), Canadian Dollar (USD/CAD) (9.1%), Swedish Krona (USD/SEK) (4.2%), and Swiss Franc (USD/CHF) (3.6%).

 

2.5

Fair Value Measurement

U.S. GAAP defines fair value as the price a fund would receive to sell an asset or pay to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. GLDW’s policy is to value its investments at fair value.

Various inputs are used in determining the fair value of GLDW’s assets or liabilities. Inputs may be based on independent market data (“observable inputs”) or they may be internally developed (“unobservable inputs”).

 

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These inputs are categorized into a disclosure hierarchy consisting of three broad levels for financial reporting purposes. The level of a value determined for an asset or liability within the fair value hierarchy is based on the lowest level of any input that is significant to the fair value measurement in its entirety. The three levels of the fair value hierarchy are as follows:

Level 1 – Unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities;

Level 2 – Inputs other than quoted prices included within Level 1 that are observable for the asset or liability either directly or indirectly, including quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in active markets, quoted prices for identical or similar assets or liabilities in markets that are not considered to be active, inputs other than quoted prices that are observable for the asset or liability and inputs that are derived principally from or corroborated by observable market data by correlation or other means; and

Level 3 – Inputs that are unobservable for the asset and liability, including a fund’s assumptions (if any) used in determining the fair value of investments.

The following table summarizes GLDW’s investments at fair value:

 

(Amounts in 000’s of US$)

March 31, 2019

   Level 1      Level 2      Level 3  

Investment in Gold

   $ 29,508      $ —        $ —    

Gold Delivery Agreement

     —          —          —    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

   $ 29,508      $ —        $ —    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

(Amounts in 000’s of US$)

September 30, 2018

   Level 1      Level 2      Level 3  

Investment in Gold

   $ 26,042      $ —        $ —    

Gold Delivery Agreement

     —          —          —    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

   $ 26,042      $ —        $ —    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

There were no transfers between Level 1 and other Levels for the period ended March 31, 2019 or for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2018.

The Administrator values the gold held by GLDW on the basis of the price of an ounce of gold as determined by ICE Benchmark Administration Limited (“IBA”), a benchmark administrator, which provides an independently administered auction process, as well as the overall administration and governance for the LBMA Gold Price. In determining the net asset value (“NAV”) of GLDW, the Administrator values the gold held on the basis of the price of an ounce of gold determined by the IBA 10:30 AM auction process (“LBMA Gold Price AM”), which is an electronic auction, with the imbalance calculated and the price adjusted in rounds (30 seconds in duration). The auction runs twice daily at 10:30 AM and 3:00 PM London time. The Administrator calculates the NAV of GLDW on each day the NYSE Arca is open for regular trading, generally as of 12:00 PM New York time. If no LBMA Gold Price AM is made on a particular evaluation day or if the LBMA Gold Price PM has not been announced by 12:00 PM New York time on a particular evaluation day, the next most recent LBMA Gold Price AM is used in the determination of the NAV of GLDW, unless the Administrator, in consultation with the Sponsor, determines that such price is inappropriate to use as the basis for such determination.

 

2.6

Custody of Gold

Gold bullion is held by HSBC Bank plc on behalf of GLDW. During the six months ended March 31, 2019 and the fiscal year ended September 30, 2018, no gold was held by a subcustodian.

 

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2.7

Gold Delivery Agreement Receivable and Gold Receivable

Gold Delivery Agreement receivable represents the quantity of gold due to be received under the Gold Delivery Agreement. The gold is transferred to GLDW’s allocated gold bullion account at the Custodian two business days after the valuation date.

Gold receivable represents the quantity of gold covered by contractually binding orders for the creation of Shares where the gold has not yet been transferred to GLDW’s account. Generally, ownership of the gold is transferred within two business days of the trade date.

 

     Mar-31,      Sep-30,  
(Amounts in 000’s of US$)    2019      2018  

Gold Delivery Agreement receivable

   $ 149      $ 276  

Gold Receivable

     —          —    

 

2.8

Gold Delivery Agreement Payable and Gold Payable

Gold Delivery Agreement payable represents the quantity of gold due to be delivered under the Gold Delivery Agreement. The gold is transferred from GLDW’s allocated gold bullion account at the Custodian two business days after the valuation date.

Gold payable represents the quantity of gold covered by contractually binding orders for the redemption of Shares where the gold has not yet been transferred out of GLDW’s account. Generally, ownership of the gold is transferred within two business days of the trade date.

 

     Mar-31,      Sep-30,  
(Amounts in 000’s of US$)    2019      2018  

Gold Delivery Agreement payable

   $ —        $ 1  

Gold Payable

     —          —    

 

2.9

Creations and Redemptions of Shares

GLDW creates and redeems Shares from time to time, but only in one or more Creation Units (a Creation Unit equals a block of 10,000 Shares). It issues Shares in Creation Units to certain authorized participants (“Authorized Participants”) on an ongoing basis. The creation and redemption of Creation Units is only made in exchange for the delivery to or by the distribution from GLDW in the amount of gold and any cash represented by the Creation Units being created or redeemed. This amount will be based on the combined net asset value of the number of Shares included in the Creation Units being created or redeemed determined on the day the order to create or redeem Creation Units is properly received.

GLDW Shares commenced trading in January 2017. As the Shares are redeemable in Creation Units at the option of the Authorized Participants, GLDW has classified the Shares as Net Assets for financial reporting purposes. Changes in the Shares for the six months ended March 31, 2019 and March 31, 2018 were:

 

(Amounts in 000’s)    Six Months Ended
Mar-31, 2019
     Six Months Ended
Mar-31, 2018
 

Activity in Number of Shares Created and Redeemed:

     

Creations

     —          40  

Redemptions

     (—        (20
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net change in Number of Shares Created and Redeemed

     —          20  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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(Amounts in 000’s of US$)    Six Months Ended
Mar-31, 2019
     Six Months Ended
Mar-31, 2018
 

Activity in Value of Shares Created and Redeemed:

     

Creations

   $ —        $ 4,814  

Redemptions

     (—        (2,393
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net change in Value of Shares Created and Redeemed

   $ —        $ 2,421  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

2.10

Income and Expense (Amounts in 000’s of US$)

The Administrator will, at the direction of the Sponsor, sell GLDW’s gold as necessary to pay its expenses. When selling gold to pay expenses, the Administrator will endeavor to sell the smallest amount of gold needed to pay expenses in order to minimize GLDW’s holdings of assets other than gold. Unless otherwise directed by the Sponsor, to meet expenses the Administrator will give a sell order and sell gold to the Custodian at the next LBMA Gold Price AM following the sell order. A gain or loss is recognized based on the difference between the selling price and the average cost of the gold sold, and such amounts are reported as net realized gain/(loss) from investment in gold sold to pay Sponsor fees on the Statements of Operations.

GLDW’s net realized and change in unrealized gain on investment in gold and Gold Delivery Agreement for the six-month period ended March 31, 2019 of $3,410 is made up of a realized gain of $1 from the sale of gold to pay Sponsor fees, a realized gain of $975 from the Gold Delivery Agreement, a realized gain of $70 from gold transferred to cover Gold Delivery Agreement and Gold Delivery Provider fees, and a change in unrealized appreciation of $2,364 on investment in gold.

GLDW’s net realized and change in unrealized gain on investment in gold and Gold Delivery Agreement for the six-month period ended March 31, 2018 of $82 is made up of a realized gain of $2 from the sale of gold to pay Sponsor fees, a realized loss of $533 from the Gold Delivery Agreement, a realized gain of $229 from gold transferred to cover Gold Delivery Agreement and Gold Delivery Provider fees, a realized gain of $149 from gold distributed for the redemption of shares, and a change in unrealized appreciation of $235 on investment in gold.

 

2.11

Income Taxes

GLDW is classified as a “grantor trust” for U.S. federal income tax purposes. As a result, it is not subject to U.S. federal income tax. Instead, its income and expenses “flow through” to the shareholders, and the Administrator will report GLDW’s proceeds, income, deductions, gains and losses to the Internal Revenue Service on that basis.

The Sponsor has evaluated whether there are uncertain tax positions that require financial statement recognition and has determined that no reserves for uncertain tax positions are required as of March 31, 2019 or September 30, 2018. As of March 31, 2019, the 2018 and 2017 tax years remain open for examination. There were no examinations in progress at period end.

 

2.12

New Accounting Pronouncements

In August 2018, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update 2018-13, Fair Value Measurement (Topic 820): Disclosure Framework—Changes to the Disclosure Requirements for Fair Value Measurement (“ASU 2018-13”). The update provides guidance that eliminates, adds and modifies certain disclosure requirements for fair value measurements. ASU 2018-13 will be effective for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2019. Early adoption is permitted. Management of the Sponsor does not currently expect these changes to have a material impact to future financial statements.

 

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3.

Related Parties—Sponsor

The Sponsor receives an annual fee equal to 0.33% of the NAV of GLDW, calculated on a daily basis.

The Sponsor is responsible for the payment of all ordinary fees and expenses of GLDW, including but not limited to the following: fees charged by its Administrator, Custodian, Index Provider, Marketing Agent and Trustee; exchange listing fees; typical maintenance and transaction fees of The Depository Trust Company; SEC registration fees; printing and mailing costs; audit fees and expenses; and legal fees not in excess of $100,000 per annum and expenses and applicable license fees. The Sponsor is not, however, required to pay any extraordinary expenses incurred in the ordinary course of GLDW’s business as outlined in the Amended and Restated Sponsor Agreement between the Sponsor and the Trust.

 

4.

Fund Expenses

GLDW’s only ordinary recurring operating expenses are expected to be the Sponsor’s annual fee of 0.33% of the NAV of GLDW and the Gold Delivery Provider’s annual fee of 0.17% of the NAV of GLDW, each of which accrue daily. The Sponsor’s fee is payable by GLDW monthly in arrears, while the Gold Delivery Provider’s fee is paid daily with gold bullion in-kind, so that GLDW’s total annual expense ratio is expected to equal 0.50% of daily net assets. Expenses payable by GLDW will reduce the NAV of GLDW.

 

5.

Concentration of Risk

GLDW’s primary business activities are the investment in gold bullion, the transactions under the Gold Delivery Agreement, and the issuance and sale of Shares. Various factors could affect the price of gold including: (i) global gold supply and demand, which is influenced by such factors as forward selling by gold producers, purchases made by gold producers to unwind gold hedge positions, central bank purchases and sales, and production and cost levels in major gold-producing countries such as China, Australia, and the United States; (ii) investors’ expectations with respect to the rate of inflation; (iii) currency exchange rates; (iv) interest rates; (v) investment and trading activities of hedge funds and commodity funds; and (vi) global or regional political, economic or financial events and situations. In addition, there is no assurance that gold will maintain its long-term value in terms of purchasing power in the future. In the event that the price of gold declines, the Sponsor expects the value of an investment in the Shares to decline proportionately. Each of these events could have a material effect on GLDW’s financial position and results of operations.

 

6.

Foreign Currency Risk

GLDW does not hold foreign currency, but is exposed to foreign currency risk as a result of its transactions under the Gold Delivery Agreement. Foreign currency exchange rates may fluctuate significantly over short periods of time and can be unpredictably affected by political developments or government intervention. The value of the Reference Currencies included in the FX Basket may be affected by several factors, including: monetary policies of central banks within the relevant foreign countries or markets; global or regional economic, political or financial events; inflation or interest rates of the relevant foreign countries and investor expectations concerning inflation or interest rates; and debt levels and trade deficits of the relevant foreign countries.

Currency exchange rates are influenced by the factors identified above and may also be influenced by, among other things: changing supply and demand for a particular currency; monetary policies of governments (including exchange control programs, restrictions on local exchanges or markets and limitations on foreign investment in a country or on investment by residents of a country in other countries); changes in balances of payments and trade; trade restrictions; and currency devaluations and revaluations. Also, governments from time to time intervene in the currency markets, including by regulation, in order to influence rates directly. These events and actions are unpredictable. The resulting volatility in the Reference Currency exchange rates relative to the USD could materially and adversely affect the value of the Shares.

 

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7.

Counterparty Risk

If the Gold Delivery Provider fails to deliver gold pursuant to its obligations under the Gold Delivery Agreement, such failure would have an adverse effect on GLDW in meeting its investment objective. Moreover, to the extent that the Gold Delivery Provider is unable to honor its obligations under the Gold Delivery Agreement, such as due to bankruptcy or default under the Gold Delivery Agreement or for any other reason, GLDW would need to find a new entity to act in the same capacity as the Gold Delivery Provider. If it could not quickly find a new entity to act in that capacity, it may not be able to meet its investment objective. The transactions under the Gold Delivery Agreement will terminate on June 30, 2022, unless the parties agree on extension terms. If the parties cannot agree on extension terms and GLDW is unable to find a new entity to act as Gold Delivery Provider, GLDW may not be able to meet its investment objective.

 

8.

Derivative Contract Information

For the three and six months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, the effect of GLDW’s derivative contracts on the Combined Statements of Operations was as follows:

 

Risk exposure

derivative type

 

Location of Gain or Loss on

Derivatives Recognized in Income

  Three
Months
Ended
Mar-31,
2019
    Three
Months
Ended
Mar-31,
2018
    Six
Months
Ended
Mar-31,
2019
    Six
Months
Ended
Mar-31,
2018
 
(Amounts in 000’s of US$)                            

Currency Risk

  Net Realized gain/(loss) on Gold Delivery Agreement   $ 452     $ (415   $ 975     $ (533

The table below summarizes the average daily notional value of derivative contracts outstanding during the periods:

 

     Six Months Ended
Mar-31, 2019
     Six Months Ended
Mar-31, 2018
 
(Amounts in 000’s of US$)              

Average notional

   $ 28,687      $ 17,888  

The notional value of the contract varies daily based on the amount of gold held at the Custodian.

At March 31, 2019 and September 30, 2018, GLDW’s over-the-counter (“OTC”) derivative assets and liabilities were as follows:

 

     Gross Amounts of Assets and Liabilities
Presented in the Statements of  Financial
Condition
 
     Assetsa      Liabilitiesa  

Derivatives

     

Gold Delivery Agreement

   $ —        $ —    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

a 

Absent an event of default or early termination, OTC derivative assets and liabilities are presented gross and not offset on the Statements of Financial Condition.

At March 31, 2019 and September 30, 2018, GLDW’s OTC derivative assets, which may offset against its OTC derivative liabilities and collateral received from the counterparty, were as follows:

 

            Amounts Not Offset in the Statements of
Financial Condition
        
     Gross Amounts of Assets
Presented in the
Statements of Financial
Condition
     Financial
Instruments
Available for Offset
     Financial
Instruments
Collateral
Received
     Cash
Collateral
Received
     Net
Amount
 

Counterparty

              

Merrill Lynch International

   $ —        $ —        $ —        $ —        $ —    

 

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At March 31, 2019 and September 30, 2018, GLDW’s OTC derivative liabilities, which may offset against its OTC derivative assets and collateral pledged from the counterparty, were as follows:

 

            Amounts Not Offset in the Statements of
Financial Condition
        
     Gross Amounts of
Liabilities Presented in the
Statements of Financial
Condition
     Financial Instruments
Available for Offset
     Financial
Instruments
Collateral
Pledged
     Cash
Collateral
Pledged
     Net
Amount
 

Counterparty

              

Merrill Lynch International

   $ —        $ —        $ —        $ —        $ —    

 

9.

Indemnification

The Sponsor and each of its shareholders, members, directors, officers, employees, affiliates and subsidiaries will be indemnified by the Trust and held harmless against any losses, liabilities or expenses incurred in the performance of its duties under the Declaration of Trust without gross negligence, bad faith or willful misconduct. The Sponsor shall in no event be deemed to have assumed or incurred any liability, duty, or obligation to any shareholder or to the Trustee other than as expressly provided for in the Declaration of Trust. Such indemnity includes payment from the Trust of the costs and expenses incurred in defending against any indemnified claim or liability under the Declaration of Trust.

The Trustee and each of its officers, affiliates, directors, employees, and agents will be indemnified by the Trust from and against any losses, claims, taxes, damages, reasonable expenses, and liabilities incurred with respect to the creation, operation or termination of the Trust, the execution, delivery or performance of the Declaration of Trust or the transactions contemplated thereby; provided that the indemnified party acted without willful misconduct, bad faith or gross negligence. The Sponsor will not be liable to the Trust, the Trustee or any shareholder for any action taken or for refraining from taking any action in good faith, or for errors in judgment or for depreciation or loss incurred by reason of the sale of any gold bullion or other assets held in trust under Declaration of Trust. However, the preceding liability exclusion will not protect the Sponsor against any liability resulting from its own gross negligence, bad faith, or willful misconduct.

 

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Financial Highlights

The following presentation includes financial highlights related to investment performance and operations of a Share outstanding for the three and six-month periods ended March 31, 2019 and 2018. The net investment loss and total expense ratios have been annualized. The total return at net asset value is based on the change in net asset value of a Share during the period and the total return at market value is based on the change in market value of a Share on NYSE Arca during the period. An individual investor’s return and ratios may vary based on the timing of capital transactions.

 

     Three Months
Ended
Mar-31,
2019
    Three Months
Ended
Mar-31,
2018
    Six Months
Ended
Mar-31,
2019
    Six Months
Ended
Mar-31,
2018
 

Net Asset Value

        

Net asset value per Share, beginning of period

   $ 126.14     $ 120.29     $ 114.39     $ 119.77  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net investment income/(loss)

     (0.16     (0.15     (0.31     (0.30

Net Realized and Change in Unrealized Gain (Loss)

     2.93       0.08       14.83       0.75  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net Income/(Loss)

     2.77       (0.07     14.52       0.45  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net asset value per Share, end of period

   $ 128.91     $ 120.22     $ 128.91     $ 120.22  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Market value per Share, beginning of period

   $ 125.75     $ 120.87     $ 115.31     $ 118.89  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Market value per Share, end of period

   $ 129.12     $ 120.92     $ 129.12     $ 120.92  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Ratio to average net assets

        

Net Investment loss(1)

     (0.50 )%      (0.50 )%      (0.50 )%      (0.50 )% 
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Gross expenses(1)

     0.50     0.50     0.50     0.50
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net expenses(1)

     0.50     0.50     0.50     0.50
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Return, at net asset value(2)

     2.20     (0.06 )%      12.69     0.38
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Return, at market value(2)

     2.68     0.04     11.98     1.71
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

(1)

Percentages are annualized.

(2)

Percentages are not annualized.

 

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SPDR® Gold MiniSharesSM Trust

Statements of Financial Condition

at March 31, 2019 (unaudited) and September 30, 2018

 

(Amounts in 000’s of US$ except for share and per share data)    Mar-31, 2019      Sep-30, 2018  
     (unaudited)         

ASSETS

 

Investment in Gold, at fair value (cost $627,896 and $226,957 at March 31, 2019 and September 30, 2018, respectively)

   $ 646,909      $ 220,742  

Gold receivable

     —          8,307  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total Assets

   $ 646,909      $ 229,049  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

LIABILITIES

 

Accounts payable to Sponsor

   $ 98      $ 21  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total Liabilities

   $ 98      $ 21  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net Assets

   $ 646,811      $ 229,028  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Shares issued and outstanding(1)

     50,000,000        19,300,000  

Net asset value per Share

   $ 12.94      $ 11.87  

 

(1)

Authorized share capital is unlimited and the par value of the Shares is $0.00.

See notes to the unaudited financial statements.

 

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SPDR® Gold MiniSharesSM Trust

Schedules of Investments

(All balances in 000’s except for percentages)

 

March 31, 2019

   Ounces of
gold
     Cost      Fair
Value
     % of
Net Assets
 
(unaudited)                            

Investment in Gold

     499.4      $ 627,896      $ 646,909        100.02
     

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total Investments

      $ 627,896      $ 646,909        100.02

Liabilities in excess of other assets

           (98      (0.02 )% 
        

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net Assets

         $ 646,811        100.00
        

 

 

    

 

 

 

(All balances in 000’s except for percentages)

 

September 30, 2018

   Ounces of
gold
     Cost      Fair
Value
     % of
Net Assets
 

Investment in Gold

     185.9      $ 226,957      $ 220,742        96.38
     

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total Investments

      $ 226,957      $ 220,742        96.38

Assets in excess of liabilities

           8,286        3.62
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net Assets

         $ 229,028        100.00
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

See notes to the unaudited financial statements.

 

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SPDR® Gold MiniSharesSM Trust

Unaudited Statements of Operations

For the three and six months ended March 31, 2019(1)

 

(Amounts in 000’s of US$, except per share data)    Three Months
Ended

Mar-31, 2019
    Six Months
Ended

Mar-31, 2019
 
     (unaudited)     (unaudited)  

EXPENSES

    

Sponsor fees

   $ 250     $ 384  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total expenses

     250       384  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net investment loss

     (250     (384
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net realized and change in unrealized gain/(loss) on investment in gold

    

Net realized gain/(loss) from investment in gold sold to pay Sponsor fees

     9       9  

Net realized gain/(loss) from gold distributed for the redemption of shares

     —         —    

Net change in unrealized appreciation/(depreciation) on investment in gold

     2,724       25,228  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net realized and change in unrealized gain/(loss) on investment in gold

     2,733       25,237  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net Income/(Loss)

   $ 2,483     $ 24,853  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income/(loss) per share

   $ 0.06     $ 0.74  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Weighted average number of shares (in 000’s)

     43,468       33,732  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

(1)

No comparative has been provided as operations commenced on June 26, 2018. See Note 1.

See notes to the unaudited financial statements.

 

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SPDR® Gold MiniSharesSM Trust

Unaudited Statements of Cash Flows

For the three and six months ended March 31, 2019(1)

 

(Amounts in 000’s of US$)    Three Months
Ended

Mar-31, 2019
    Six Months
Ended

Mar-31, 2019
 
     (unaudited)     (unaudited)  

INCREASE/DECREASE IN CASH FROM OPERATIONS:

    

Cash proceeds received from sales of gold

   $ 203     $ 307  

Cash expenses paid

     (203     (307
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Increase/(Decrease) in cash resulting from operations

     —         —    

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

     —         —    
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

   $ —       $ —    
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF NON-CASH FINANCING ACTIVITIES:

    

Value of gold received for creation of shares - net of gold receivable

   $ 271,715     $ 392,930  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Value of gold distributed for redemption of shares - net of gold payable

   $ —       $ —    
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

(Amounts in 000’s of US$)    Three Months
Ended

Mar-31, 2019
    Six Months
Ended

Mar-31, 2019
 
     (unaudited)     (unaudited)  

RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME/(LOSS) TO NET CASH PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES

    

Net income/(loss)

   $ 2,483     $ 24,853  

Adjustments to reconcile net income/(loss) to net cash provided by operating activities

    

Proceeds from sales of gold to pay expenses

     203       307  

Net realized (gain)/loss from investment in gold sold to pay Sponsor fees

     (9     (9

Net realized (gain)/loss from gold distributed for the redemption of shares

     —         —    

Net change in unrealized (appreciation)/depreciation on investment in gold

     (2,724     (25,228

Increase/(Decrease) in accounts payable to Sponsor

     47       77  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

   $ —       $ —    
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

(1)

No comparative has been provided as operations commenced on June 26, 2018. See Note 1.

See notes to the unaudited financial statements.

 

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SPDR® Gold MiniSharesSM Trust

 

Unaudited

Statements of Changes in Net Assets

For the three and six months ended March 31, 2019(1)

 

(Amounts in 000’s of US$)    Three Months
Ended
Mar-31, 2019
    Six Months
Ended
Mar-31, 2019
 
     (unaudited)     (unaudited)  

Net Assets - Opening Balance

   $ 396,942     $ 229,028  

Creations

     247,386       392,930  

Net investment loss

     (250     (384

Net realized gain/(loss) from investment in gold sold to pay Sponsor fees

     9       9  

Net change in unrealized appreciation/(depreciation) on investment in gold

     2,724       25,228  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net Assets - Closing Balance

   $ 646,811     $ 646,811  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

(1)

No comparative for the three and six-month period ended March 31, 2018 has been provided as operations commenced on June 26, 2018. See Note 1.

See notes to the unaudited financial statements.

 

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SPDR® Gold MiniSharesSM Trust

Notes to the Unaudited Financial Statements

 

1.

Organization

World Gold Trust (the “Trust”), formerly known as “World Currency Gold Trust,” was organized as a Delaware statutory trust on August 27, 2014 and is governed by the Fourth Amended and Restated Agreement and Declaration of Trust (“Declaration of Trust”), dated as of April 16, 2018, between WGC USA Asset Management Company, LLC (the “Sponsor”) and the Delaware Trust Company (the “Trustee”). The Trust is authorized to issue an unlimited number of shares of beneficial interest (“Shares”). The beneficial interest in the Trust may be divided into one or more series. The Trust has established six separate series, two of which were operational as of March 31, 2019. The accompanying financial statements relate to the series SPDR® Gold MiniSharesSM Trust (“GLDM”), which began publicly trading on June 26, 2018. The fiscal year-end of GLDM is September 30.

The investment objective of GLDM is for the Shares to reflect the performance of the price of gold bullion, less its expenses. GLDM’s only ordinary recurring expense is the Sponsor’s annual fee of 0.18% of its net asset value (“NAV”). The Sponsor believes that, for many investors, the Shares represent a cost-effective investment in gold.

BNY Mellon Asset Servicing, a division of The Bank of New York Mellon (“BNYM”), is the Administrator and Transfer Agent. BNYM also serves as the custodian of GLDM’s cash, if any. ICBC Standard Bank Plc (the “Custodian”) is responsible for custody of GLDM’s gold bullion. State Street Global Advisors Funds Distributors, LLC is the Marketing Agent.

The Statement of Financial Condition and Schedule of Investment at March 31, 2019, and the Statements of Operations, Changes in Net Assets and Cash Flows for the three and six months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018 have been prepared on behalf of GLDM without audit. In the opinion of management of the Sponsor, all adjustments (which include normal recurring adjustments) necessary to present fairly the financial position, results of operations and cash flows as of and for the three and six months ended March 31, 2019 and for all periods presented have been made. These financial statements should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and notes thereto included in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2018. The results of operations for the three and six months ended March 31, 2019 are not necessarily indicative of the operating results for the full fiscal year.

Capitalized terms used but not defined herein have the meaning as set forth in the Declaration of Trust.

The Trust had no operations with respect to GLDM’s Shares prior to June 26, 2018 other than matters relating to its organization and the registration of the offer and sale of GLDM’s Shares under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

 

2.

Significant Accounting Policies

The preparation of financial statements in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”) requires those responsible for preparing financial statements to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts and disclosures. Actual results could differ from those estimates. The following is a summary of significant accounting policies followed by GLDM.

 

2.1

Basis of Accounting

GLDM is an investment company within the scope of Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 946, Financial Services—Investment Companies, and therefore applies the specialized accounting and reporting guidance therein. It is not registered as an investment company under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended.

 

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2.2

Basis of Presentation

The financial statements are presented for GLDM individually. The debts, liabilities, obligations and expenses incurred, contracted for or otherwise existing with respect to GLDM shall be enforceable only against the assets of GLDM and not against the assets of the Trust generally or any other series that the Trust may establish.

 

2.3

Cash and Cash Equivalents

Cash and cash equivalents include highly liquid investments of sufficient credit quality with original maturity of three months or less.

 

2.4

Fair Value Measurement

U.S. GAAP defines fair value as the price a fund would receive to sell an asset or pay to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. GLDM’s policy is to value its investments at fair value.

Various inputs are used in determining the fair value of GLDM’s assets or liabilities. Inputs may be based on independent market data (“observable inputs”) or they may be internally developed (“unobservable inputs”). These inputs are categorized into a disclosure hierarchy consisting of three broad levels for financial reporting purposes. The level of a value determined for an asset or liability within the fair value hierarchy is based on the lowest level of any input that is significant to the fair value measurement in its entirety. The three levels of the fair value hierarchy are:

Level 1 – Unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities;

Level 2 – Inputs other than quoted prices included within Level 1 that are observable for the asset or liability either directly or indirectly, including quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in active markets, quoted prices for identical or similar assets or liabilities in markets that are not considered to be active, inputs other than quoted prices that are observable for the asset or liability and inputs that are derived principally from or corroborated by observable market data by correlation or other means; and

Level 3 – Inputs that are unobservable for the asset and liability, including a fund’s assumptions (if any) used in determining the fair value of investments.

The following table summarizes GLDM’s investments at fair value:

 

(Amounts in 000’s of US$)

March 31, 2019

   Level 1      Level 2      Level 3  

Investment in Gold

   $ 646,909      $ —        $ —    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

   $ 646,909      $ —        $ —    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

(Amounts in 000’s of US$)

September 30, 2018

   Level 1      Level 2      Level 3  

Investment in Gold

   $ 220,742      $ —        $ —    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

   $ 220,742      $ —        $ —    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

There were no transfers between Level 1 and other Levels for the period ended March 31, 2019 or for the fiscal period ended September 30, 2018.

The Administrator values the gold held by GLDM on the basis of the price of an ounce of gold as determined by ICE Benchmark Administration Limited (“IBA”), a benchmark administrator, which provides an independently administered auction process, as well as the overall administration and governance for the LBMA Gold Price. In

 

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determining the net asset value (“NAV”) of GLDM, the Administrator values the gold held on the basis of the price of an ounce of gold determined by the IBA 3:00 PM auction process (“LBMA Gold Price PM”), which is an electronic auction, with the imbalance calculated and the price adjusted in rounds (30 seconds in duration). The auction runs twice daily at 10:30 AM and 3:00 PM London time. The Administrator calculates the NAV of GLDM on each day the NYSE Arca is open for regular trading, generally as of 12:00 PM New York time. If no LBMA Gold Price PM is made on a particular evaluation day or if the LBMA Gold Price PM has not been announced by 12:00 PM New York time on a particular evaluation day, the next most recent LBMA Gold Price AM or PM is used in the determination of the NAV of GLDM, unless the Administrator, in consultation with the Sponsor, determines that such price is inappropriate to use as the basis for such determination.

 

2.5

Custody of Gold

Gold bullion is held by ICBC Standard Bank Plc on behalf of GLDM. During the six-month period ended March 31, 2019 and fiscal period ended September 30, 2018, no gold was held by a subcustodian.

 

2.6

Gold Receivable

Gold receivable represents the quantity of gold covered by contractually binding orders for the creation of Shares where the gold has not yet been transferred to GLDM’s account. Generally, ownership of the gold is transferred within two business days of the trade date.

 

(Amounts in 000’s of US$)    Mar-31,
2019
     Sep-30,
2018
 

Gold receivable

   $ —        $ 8,307  

 

2.7

Gold Payable

Gold payable represents the quantity of gold covered by contractually binding orders for the redemption of Shares where the gold has not yet been transferred out of GLDM’s account. Generally, ownership of the gold is transferred within two business days of the trade date.

 

(Amounts in 000’s of US$)    Mar-31,
2019
     Sep-30,
2018
 

Gold payable

   $ —        $ —    

 

2.8

Creations and Redemptions of Shares

GLDM creates and redeems Shares from time to time, but only in one or more Creation Units (a Creation Unit equals a block of 100,000 Shares). It issues Shares in Creation Units to certain authorized participants (“Authorized Participants”) on an ongoing basis. The creation and redemption of Creation Units is only made in exchange for the delivery to or by the distribution from GLDM in the amount of gold and any cash represented by the Creation Units being created or redeemed. This amount will be based on the combined net asset value of the number of Shares included in the Creation Units being created or redeemed determined on the day the order to create or redeem Creation Units is properly received.

 

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As the Shares are redeemable in Creation Units at the option of the Authorized Participants, GLDM has classified the Shares as Net Assets for financial reporting purposes. Changes in the Shares for the six months ended March 31, 2019 were:

 

(Amounts are in 000’s)    Six Months Ended
Mar-31, 2019
 

Activity in Number of Shares Created and Redeemed:

  

Creations

     30,700  

Redemptions

     —    
  

 

 

 

Net change in Number of Shares Created and Redeemed

     30,700  
  

 

 

 

 

(Amounts in 000’s of US$)    Six Months Ended
Mar-31, 2019
 

Activity in Value of Shares Created and Redeemed:

  

Creations

   $ 392,930  

Redemptions

     —    
  

 

 

 

Net change in Value of Shares Created and Redeemed

   $ 392,930  
  

 

 

 

 

2.9

Income and Expense (Amounts in 000’s of US$)

The Administrator will, at the direction of the Sponsor, sell GLDM’s gold as necessary to pay its expenses. When selling gold to pay expenses, the Administrator will endeavor to sell the smallest amount of gold needed to pay expenses in order to minimize GLDM’s holdings of assets other than gold. Unless otherwise directed by the Sponsor, to meet expenses the Administrator will give a sell order and sell gold to the Custodian at the LBMA Gold Price PM following the sell order. A gain or loss is recognized based on the difference between the selling price and the average cost of the gold sold, and such amounts are reported as net realized gain/(loss) from investment in gold sold to pay Sponsor fees on the Statement of Operations.

GLDM’s net realized and change in unrealized gain on investment in gold for the six months ended March 31, 2019 of $25,237 is made up of a realized gain of $9 from the sale of gold to pay Sponsor fees and a change in unrealized appreciation of $25,228 on investment in gold.

 

2.10

Income Taxes

GLDM is classified as a “grantor trust” for U.S. federal income tax purposes. As a result, it is not subject to U.S. federal income tax. Instead, its income and expenses “flow through” to the shareholders, and the Administrator will report GLDM’s proceeds, income, deductions, gains and losses to the Internal Revenue Service on that basis.

The Sponsor has evaluated whether there are uncertain tax positions that require financial statement recognition and has determined that no reserves for uncertain tax positions are required as of March 31, 2019. As of March 31, 2019, the 2018 tax year remains open for examination. There were no examinations in progress at period end.

 

2.11

New Accounting Pronouncements

In August 2018, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update 2018-13, Fair Value Measurement (Topic 820): Disclosure Framework—Changes to the Disclosure Requirements for Fair Value Measurement (“ASU 2018-13”). The update provides guidance that eliminates, adds and modifies certain disclosure requirements for fair value measurements. ASU 2018-13 will be effective for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2019. Early adoption is permitted. Management of the Sponsor does not currently expect these changes to have a material impact to future financial statements.

 

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3.

Related Parties—Sponsor

The Sponsor receives an annual fee equal to 0.18% of the NAV of GLDM, calculated on a daily basis. The Sponsor is responsible for the payment of all of its ordinary fees and expenses, including but not limited to the following: fees charged by GLDM’s Administrator, Custodian, Marketing Agent and Trustee; exchange listing fees; typical maintenance and transaction fees of The Depository Trust Company; SEC registration fees; printing and mailing costs; audit fees and expenses; and legal fees not in excess of $100,000 per annum and expenses and applicable license fees. The Sponsor is not, however, required to pay any extraordinary expenses incurred in the ordinary course of GLDM’s business as outlined in the Sponsor’s agreement with the Trust.

 

4.

GLDM Expenses

GLDM’s only ordinary recurring operating expenses are expected to be the Sponsor’s annual fee of 0.18% of the NAV of GLDM. The Sponsor’s fee is payable monthly in arrears.

Expenses payable will reduce the NAV of GLDM.

 

5.

Concentration of Risk

GLDM’s primary business activities are the investment in gold bullion and the issuance and sale of Shares.

Various factors could affect the price of gold including: (i) global gold supply and demand, which is influenced by such factors as forward selling by gold producers, purchases made by gold producers to unwind gold hedge positions, central bank purchases and sales, and production and cost levels in major gold-producing countries such as China, Australia, South Africa and the United States; (ii) investors’ expectations with respect to the rate of inflation; (iii) currency exchange rates; (iv) interest rates; (v) investment and trading activities of hedge funds and commodity funds; and (vi) global or regional political, economic or financial events and situations. In addition, there is no assurance that gold will maintain its long-term value in terms of purchasing power in the future. In the event that the price of gold declines, the Sponsor expects the value of an investment in the Shares to decline proportionately. Each of these events could have a material effect on GLDM’s financial position and results of operations.

 

6.

Indemnification

The Sponsor and each of its shareholders, members, directors, officers, employees, affiliates and subsidiaries will be indemnified by the Trust and held harmless against any losses, liabilities or expenses incurred in the performance of its duties under the Declaration of Trust without gross negligence, bad faith or willful misconduct. The Sponsor shall in no event be deemed to have assumed or incurred any liability, duty, or obligation to any shareholder or to the Trustee other than as expressly provided for in the Declaration of Trust. Such indemnity includes payment from the Trust of the costs and expenses incurred in defending against any indemnified claim or liability under the Declaration of Trust.

The Trustee and each of its officers, affiliates, directors, employees, and agents will be indemnified by the Trust from and against any losses, claims, taxes, damages, reasonable expenses, and liabilities incurred with respect to the creation, operation or termination of the Trust, the execution, delivery or performance of the Declaration of Trust or the transactions contemplated thereby; provided that the indemnified party acted without willful misconduct, bad faith or gross negligence. The Sponsor will not be liable to the Trust, the Trustee or any shareholder for any action taken or for refraining from taking any action in good faith, or for errors in judgment or for depreciation or loss incurred by reason of the sale of any gold bullion or other assets held in trust under Declaration of Trust. However, the preceding liability exclusion will not protect the Sponsor against any liability resulting from its own gross negligence, bad faith, or willful misconduct.

 

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7.

Financial Highlights

The following presentation includes financial highlights related to investment performance and operations of a Share outstanding for the three and six-month periods ended March 31, 2019. The net investment loss and total expense ratios have been annualized. The total return at net asset value is based on the change in net asset value of a Share during the period and the total return at market value is based on the change in market value of a Share on NYSE Arca during the period. An individual investor’s return and ratios may vary based on the timing of capital transactions.

 

    

Three Months
Ended
Mar-31, 2019

   

Six Months
Ended
Mar-31,  2019

 

Net Asset Value

    

Net asset value per Share, beginning of period

   $ 12.80     $ 11.87  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net investment income/(loss)

     (0.01     (0.01

Net Realized and Change in Unrealized Gain (Loss)

     0.15       1.08  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net Income/(Loss)

     0.14       1.07  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net asset value per Share, end of period

   $ 12.94     $ 12.94  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Market value per Share, beginning of period

   $ 12.82     $ 11.91  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Market value per Share, end of period

   $ 12.91     $ 12.91  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Ratio to average net assets

 

 

Net Investment loss(1)

     (0.18 )%      (0.18 )% 
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Gross expenses(1)

     0.18     0.18
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net expenses(1)

     0.18     0.18
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Return, at net asset value(2)

     1.09     9.01
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Return, at market value(2)

     0.70     8.40
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

(1)

Percentages are annualized.

(2)

Percentages are not annualized.

No comparative has been provided as GLDM commenced operations on June 26, 2018.

 

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Item 2.

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

This information should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and notes included in Item 1 of Part I of this Quarterly Report. This Quarterly Report, including the exhibits hereto and the information incorporated by reference herein, contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. Except for historical information, statements about future gold prices, gold bullion sales, foreign currencies (including the Reference Currencies), foreign currency exchange rates, costs, plans, or objectives are forward-looking statements based on our estimates, beliefs, assumptions and projections. Words such as “could,” “would,” “may,” “expect,” “project,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “seek,” “estimate,” and “predict,” and variations on such words, and similar expressions that reflect our current views with respect to future events and fund performance, are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are only predictions, subject to risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict and many of which are outside of our control, and actual results could differ materially from those discussed. Important factors that we believe could affect performance and cause results to differ materially from our expectations are described in the sections entitled “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2018, as updated from time to time in the Trust’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings.

Organization and Trust Overview

World Gold Trust (the “Trust”) was organized as a Delaware statutory trust on August 27, 2014 and is governed by the Fourth Amended and Restated Agreement and Declaration of Trust (“Declaration of Trust”) dated as of April 16, 2018, between WGC USA Asset Management Company, LLC (the “Sponsor”) and the Delaware Trust Company (the “Trustee”). The Trust is authorized to issue an unlimited number of shares of beneficial interest (“Shares”). The beneficial interest in the Trust may be divided into one or more series. The Trust has established six separate series. SPDR® Long Dollar Gold Trust (“GLDW”) and SPDR® Gold MiniSharesSM Trust (“GLDM”) are currently the only operational series of the Trust. GLDW commenced operations in the first calendar quarter of 2017. GLDM commenced operations during the second calendar quarter of 2018. The fiscal year-end of the Trust and both GLDW and GLDM (referred to jointly as the “Funds”) is September 30. GLDW and GLDM issue Shares, which represent units of fractional undivided beneficial interest in and ownership of either GLDW or GLDM, respectively. The Trust has had no operations prior to January 27, 2017, other than matters relating to its organization, the registration of the Shares under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the sale and issuance by GLDW on December 19, 2016 to WGC (US) Holdings, Inc., an affiliate of the Sponsor, of 10 GLDW Shares at an aggregate purchase price of $1,000. GLDW’s Shares and GLDM’s Shares began trading on the NYSE Arca on January 30, 2017 and June 26, 2018, respectively. As of May 6, 2019, GLDW and GLDM had 230,000 Shares and 49,500,000 Shares outstanding, respectively.

The Funds issue and redeem Shares from time to time in one or more Creation Units to institutional investors referred to as “Authorized Participants.” A Creation Unit equals a block of 10,000 GLDW Shares or a block of 100,000 GLDM Shares. The creation and redemption of Creation Units is only made in exchange for the delivery to the Funds or the distribution by the Funds of the amount of gold and any cash represented by the Creation Units being created or redeemed, the amount of which is based on the net asset value of the number of Shares included in the Creation Units being created or redeemed. Authorized Participants are the only persons that may place orders to create and redeem Creation Units. As of the date of this quarterly report, Goldman, Sachs & Co., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Merrill Lynch Professional Clearing Corp., Morgan Stanley & Co., LLC, UBS Securities LLC and Virtu Financial BD LLC are the Authorized Participants. An updated list of Authorized Participants can be obtained from the Administrator or the Sponsor.

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physical gold, as represented by the LBMA Gold Price AM (as defined below), and a short position in a basket of non-U.S. currencies (i.e., a long U.S. dollar (“USD”) exposure versus the basket (“FX Basket”)). The non-U.S. currencies, which are weighted according to the Index, consist of: Euro, Japanese Yen, British Pound Sterling, Canadian Dollar, Swedish Krona and Swiss Franc (each, a “Reference Currency”).

The investment objective of GLDM is for the Shares to reflect the performance of the price of gold bullion, less GLDM’s expenses.

In general, the USD value of an investment in Shares of GLDW is expected to increase when both the price of gold increases and the value of the USD increases against the value of the Reference Currencies comprising the FX Basket (as weighted in the Index). Conversely, the USD value of an investment in Shares, in general, is expected to decrease when the price of gold decreases and the value of the USD decreases against the value of the Reference Currencies comprising the FX Basket (as weighted in the Index). If the price of gold increases and the value of the USD decreases against the value of the Reference Currencies comprising the FX Basket, or vice versa, the net impact of these changes will determine the NAV of GLDW on a daily basis.

Investing in the Shares does not insulate investors from certain risks, including price volatility. The following chart illustrates the movement in the NAV of the GLDW Shares against the Index as well as the corresponding gold price (per 1/10 of an oz. of gold) since the day the GLDW Shares first began trading on the NYSE Arca:

NAV & Index vs. gold price from January 30, 2017 to March 31, 2019

 

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Index and gold price data have been normalized based on GLDW NAV price per share on January 30, 2017 for comparison purposes.

Source: Bloomberg, ICE Benchmark Administration, Solactive AG

Gold Delivery Agreement Activity

The Gold Delivery Agreement is an agreement between GLDW and the Gold Delivery Provider pursuant to which gold is delivered to or from GLDW to reflect GLDW’s gains and losses with respect to the Reference Currencies comprising the FX Basket. The amount of gold bullion transferred under the Gold Delivery Agreement (the “Daily Deliverable Amount”) essentially is equivalent to GLDW’s profit or loss as if GLDW had exchanged the Reference Currencies for USDs in an amount equal to GLDW’s holdings of gold bullion on such day. In general, if there is a currency gain (i.e., the value of the USD against the Reference Currencies comprising the FX Basket increases), GLDW will receive gold bullion. In general, if there is a currency loss (i.e.,

 

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the value of the USD against the Reference Currencies comprising the FX Basket decreases), GLDW will deliver gold bullion. In this manner, the amount of gold bullion held by GLDW will be adjusted to reflect the daily change in the value of Reference Currencies comprising the FX Basket against the USD. For more information about the Gold Delivery Agreement, see Note 2.4 to GLDW’s unaudited financial statements.

From January 30, 2017 (the date GLDW Shares began trading on the NYSE Arca) to March 31, 2019, the Daily Deliverable Amount (gross less the fee paid to the Gold Delivery Provider) under the Gold Delivery Agreement ranged from 252.515 ounces of gold bullion delivered to 248.506 ounces of gold bullion received, having corresponding market values, respectively, of $334,178 and $323,083. Over that same period, GLDW delivered a net amount of 308.539 ounces of gold bullion, having a corresponding market value of $456,561.

Critical Accounting Policy

Valuation of Gold, Definition of NAV

GLDW’s policy is to value the investment in gold bullion at fair value. The Administrator will value the gold held by GLDW on the basis of the price of an ounce of gold as determined by ICE Benchmark Administration Limited (“IBA”), a benchmark administrator, which provides an independently administered auction process, as well as the overall administration and governance for the LBMA Gold Price. The net asset value (“NAV”) of GLDW is the aggregate value of GLDW’s assets, including the Gold Delivery Agreement less its liabilities. In determining the NAV of GLDW, the Administrator values the gold held by GLDW on the basis of the price of an ounce of gold determined by the IBA 10:30 AM auction process (“LBMA Gold Price AM”), which is an electronic auction, with the imbalance calculated and the price adjusted in rounds (30 seconds in duration). The auction runs twice daily at 10:30 AM and 3:00 PM London time. The Administrator determines the NAV of GLDW on each day the NYSE Arca is open for regular trading, generally as of 12:00 PM New York time. If no LBMA Gold Price AM is made on a particular evaluation day or if the LBMA Gold Price PM has not been announced by 12:00 PM New York time on a particular evaluation day, the next most recent LBMA Gold Price AM will be used in the determination of the NAV of GLDW, unless the Administrator, in consultation with the Sponsor, determines that such price is inappropriate to use as the basis for such determination.

Once the value of the gold has been determined, the Administrator subtracts all estimated accrued expenses and other liabilities of GLDW from the total value of the gold and all other assets of GLDW. The resulting figure is the NAV of GLDW. The NAV of GLDW is used to compute the Sponsor’s fee and gold delivery provider fee. The Administrator determines the NAV per Share by dividing the NAV of GLDW by the number of GLDW Shares outstanding as of the close of trading on NYSE Arca.

GLDM’s policy is to value the investment in gold bullion at fair value. The NAV of GLDM is the aggregate value of GLDM’s assets less its liabilities (which include estimated accrued but unpaid fees and expenses). The NAV of GLDM is calculated based on the price of gold per ounce times the number of ounces of gold owned by GLDM. For purposes of calculating NAV, the number of ounces of gold owned by GLDM reflects the amount of gold delivered into (or out of) GLDM on a daily basis by Authorized Participants creating and redeeming Shares. Except as otherwise described in GLDM’s prospectus, in determining the NAV of GLDM, the Administrator generally will value the Gold Bullion held by GLDM on the basis of an ounce of gold determined by the IBA 3:00 PM auction process (the “LBMA Gold Price PM”). If no LBMA Gold Price PM is made on a particular evaluation day or if the LBMA Gold Price PM has not been announced by 12:00 PM New York time on a particular evaluation day, the next most recent LBMA Gold Price (AM or PM) will be used to determine the NAV of GLDM, unless the Sponsor determines that such price is inappropriate to use as the basis for such determination. If the Sponsor determines that such price is inappropriate to use, it shall identify an alternate basis for evaluation of the Gold Bullion held by GLDM.

The Administrator determines the NAV per Share by dividing the NAV of GLDM by the number of outstanding GLDM Shares.

 

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Results of Operations

GLDW

GLDW commenced operations on January 27, 2017, and in the period from then to March 31, 2019, 350,000 GLDW Shares (35 Creation Units) were created in exchange for 34,493.9 ounces of gold, 120,000 Shares (12 Creation Units) were redeemed in exchange for 11,210.1 ounces of gold, and 121.5 ounces of gold were sold to pay sponsor fees. For the three and six months ended March 31, 2019, there were no creations or redemptions.

At March 31, 2019, HSBC Bank plc (the “GLDW Custodian”) held 22,853.8 ounces of gold on behalf of GLDW in its vault, 100% of which was allocated gold in the form of London Good Delivery gold bars with a market value of $29,507,746 (cost $28,481,842) based on the LBMA Gold Price AM on March 29, 2019. Through the date of this report, (i) 115.6 ounces of gold were receivable by the GLDW Custodian in connection with the settlement of the Gold Delivery Agreement and (ii) GLDW has used no subcustodians.

At March 31, 2018, the GLDW Custodian held 12,588.5 ounces of gold on behalf of the GLDW in its vault, 100% of which was allocated gold in the form of London Good Delivery gold bars with a market value of $16,665,856 (cost $15,617,359) based on the LBMA Gold Price AM on March 31, 2018. At September 30, 2018, the GLDW Custodian held 22,004.4 ounces of gold on behalf of GLDW, 100% of which was allocated gold in the form of London Good Delivery gold bars with a market value of $26,042,261 (cost $27,378,794). Subcustodians did not hold any gold in their vaults on behalf of GLDW.

On March 18, 2019, Inspectorate International Limited, or Inspectorate, concluded the annual random sample count of the Trust’s gold bullion held by the Custodian. The sample count was based on the Trust’s inventory of gold as of March 15, 2019. Inspectorate reported that there were no anomalies identified within the Trust’s gold holdings as of such date. The results can be found on www.spdrgoldshares.com.

GLDM

GLDM commenced operations on June 26, 2018 and in the period from then to March 31, 2019, 50,000,000 GLDM Shares were created (500 Creation Units) in exchange for 499,652.5 ounces of gold and 263.1 ounces of gold were sold to pay sponsor fees. For the three months ended March 31, 2019, 19,000,000 Shares (190 Creation Units) were created in exchange for 189,793.7 ounces of gold. For the six months ended March 31, 2019, 40,500,000 Shares (405 Creation Units) were created in exchange for 404,662.0 ounces of gold. There were no redemptions during the three and six months ended March 31, 2019.

At March 31, 2019, ICBC Standard Bank Plc (the “GLDM Custodian”) held 499,389.4 ounces of gold on behalf of GLDM in its vault, 100% of which was allocated gold in the form of London Good Delivery gold bars including gold payable, if any, with a market value of $646,909,024 (cost $627,895,684) based on the LBMA Gold Price PM on March 29, 2019. Through the date of this report, (i) no ounces of gold were receivable by the GLDM Custodian in connection with the creation of Shares and (ii) GLDM has used no subcustodians.

At September 30, 2018, the GLDM Custodian held 185,927 ounces of gold in its vault, 100% of which was allocated gold in the form of London Good Delivery gold bars with a market value of $220,741,876 (cost $226,957,150). Subcustodians did not hold any gold in their vaults on behalf of GLDM.

On March 19, 2019, Inspectorate International Limited, or Inspectorate, concluded the annual random sample count of the Trust’s gold bullion held by the Custodian. The sample count was based on the Trust’s inventory of gold as of March 15, 2019. Inspectorate reported that there were no anomalies identified within the Trust’s gold holdings as of such date. The results can be found on www.spdrgoldshares.com.

Cash Resources and Liquidity

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Funds’ holdings of assets other than gold. As a consequence, we expect that the Funds will not record any net cash flow from their operations and that their cash balance will be zero at the end of each reporting period.

Analysis of Movements in the Price of Gold

As movements in the price of gold are expected to directly affect the price of the Funds’ Shares, it is important to understand and follow movements in the price of gold. Past movements in the gold price are not indicators of future movements.

The following chart shows movements in the price of gold based on the LBMA Gold Price AM in U.S. dollars per ounce over the period from January 30, 2017 (the first day Shares of GLDW began trading on the NYSE Arca) to March 31, 2019.

Daily gold price – January 30, 2017 to March 31, 2019

LBMA Gold Price AM USD

 

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The following chart shows movements in the price of gold based on the LBMA Gold Price PM in U.S. dollars per ounce beginning June 26, 2018 (first day Shares of GLDM began trading on the NYSE Arca) through March 31, 2019.

Daily gold price – June 26, 2018 to March 31, 2019

LBMA Gold Price PM USD

 

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The average, high, low and end-of-period gold prices for the periods from January 30, 2017 through March 31, 2019, based on the LBMA Gold Price AM were:

 

Period

  Average     High     Date     Low     Date     End of
period
    Last
business
day(1)
 

January 30, 2017 to March 31, 2017

  $ 1,230.10     $ 1,256.90       Mar 27, 2017     $ 1,189.85       Jan 30, 2017     $ 1,241.70       Mar 31, 2017  

April 1, 2017 to
June 30, 2017

  $ 1,257.49     $ 1,292.70       Jun 07, 2017     $ 1,221.00       May 11, 2017     $ 1,243.25       Jun 30, 2017  

July 1, 2017 to September 30, 2017

  $ 1,278.01     $ 1,350.90       Sep 08, 2017     $ 1,207.55       Jul 10, 2017     $ 1,286.95       Sep 29, 2017  

October 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017

  $ 1,276.68     $ 1,305.15       Oct 16, 2017     $ 1,241.60       Dec 13, 2017     $ 1,296.50       Dec 29, 2017  

January 1, 2018 to
March 31, 2018

  $ 1,330.70     $ 1,360.25       Jan 25, 2018     $ 1,311.05       Feb 08, 2018     $ 1,323.90       Mar 29, 2018  

April 1, 2018 to
June 30, 2018

  $ 1,306.26     $ 1,347.90       Apr 19, 2018     $ 1,250.50       Jun 28, 2018     $ 1,250.55       Jun 29, 2018  

July 1, 2018 to September 30, 2018

  $ 1,213.47     $ 1,262.60       Jul 09, 2018     $ 1,176.70       Aug 17, 2018     $ 1,183.50       Sep 28, 2018  

October 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018

  $ 1,227,42     $ 1,281.65       Dec 31, 2018     $ 1,185.30       Oct 01, 2018     $ 1,281.65       Dec 31, 2018  

January 1, 2019 to March 31, 2019

  $ 1,304.11     $ 1,345.75       Feb 20, 2019     $ 1,278.70       Jan 21, 2019     $ 1,291.15       Mar 29, 2019  
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

January 30, 2017 to
March 31, 2019

  $ 1,270.53     $ 1,360.25       Jan 25, 2018     $ 1,176.70       Aug 17, 2018     $ 1,291.15       Mar 29, 2019  
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

(1)

The end of period gold price is the LBMA Gold Price AM on the last business day of the period. This is in accordance with the Declaration of Trust and the basis used for calculating the NAV of GLDW.

The average, high, low and end-of-period gold prices for the period from April 1, 2018 (first quarter of GLDM’s trading) through March 31, 2019, based on the LBMA Gold Price PM were:

 

Period

  Average     High     Date     Low     Date     End of
period
    Last
business
day(1)
 

April 1, 2018 to
June 30, 2018

  $ 1,305.99     $ 1,351.45       Apr 18, 2018     $ 1,250.45       Jun 29, 2018     $ 1,250.45       Jun 29, 2018  

July 1, 2018 to
September 30, 2018

  $ 1,213.19     $ 1,262.05       Jul 09, 2018     $ 1,178.40       Aug 17, 2018     $ 1,187.25       Sep 28, 2018  

October 1 to
December 31, 2018

  $ 1,226.28     $ 1,279.00       Dec 28, 2018     $ 1,185.55       Oct 09, 2018     $ 1,281.65       Dec 31, 2018 (2) 

January 1, 2019 to March 31, 2019

  $ 1,303.79     $ 1,343.75       Feb 20, 2019     $ 1,279.55       Jan 21, 2019     $ 1,295.40       Mar 29, 2019  

 

(1)

The end of period gold price is the LBMA Gold Price PM on the last business day of the period. This is in

accordance with the Declaration of Trust and the basis used for calculating the NAV of GLDM.

 

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(2)

There was no LBMA Gold Price PM on the last business day of December 2018. The LBMA Gold Price AM on the last business day of December 2018 was $1,281.65. The Net Asset Value of the Trust on December 31, 2018 was calculated using the LBMA Gold Price AM, in accordance with the Trust Indenture.

 

Item 3.

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

The Funds are both passive investment vehicles. Neither is actively managed. GLDW is designed to track the Index during periods in which the Index is flat or declining as well as when the Index is rising. Accordingly, fluctuations in the value of gold bullion and/or the value of USD relative to the Reference Currencies will affect the value of the Shares of GLDW. GLDM is designed for its Shares to reflect the performance of the price of Gold Bullion, less GLDM’s expenses. Fluctuations in the value of gold bullion will affect the value of the Shares of GLDM.

 

Item 4.

Controls and Procedures

Disclosure Controls and Procedures

The duly authorized officers of the Sponsor, performing functions equivalent to those a principal executive officer and principal financial officer of the Trust would perform if the Trust had any officers, have evaluated the effectiveness of the Trust’s disclosure controls and procedures, and have concluded that the disclosure controls and procedures of the Trust were effective as of the end of the period covered by this report. Such disclosure controls and procedures are designed to provide reasonable assurance that information required to be disclosed in the reports that the Trust files or submits under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), are recorded, processed, summarized and reported, within the time period specified in the applicable rules and forms, and that such information is accumulated and communicated to the duly authorized officers of the Sponsor performing functions equivalent to those a principal executive officer and principal financial officer of the Trust would perform if the Trust had any officers, and to the Audit Committee of the Sponsor, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

The duly authorized officers of the Sponsor, performing functions equivalent to those a principal executive officer and principal financial officer of the Trust would perform if the Trust had any officers, have evaluated the effectiveness of GLDW’s disclosure controls and procedures, and have concluded that the disclosure controls and procedures of GLDW were effective as of the end of the period covered by this report. Such disclosure controls and procedures are designed to provide reasonable assurance that information required to be disclosed in the reports that the Trust files or submits under the Exchange Act on behalf of GLDW are recorded, processed, summarized and reported, within the time period specified in the applicable rules and forms, and that such information is accumulated and communicated to the duly authorized officers of the Sponsor performing functions equivalent to those a principal executive officer and principal financial officer of the Trust would perform if the Trust had any officers, and to the Audit Committee of the Sponsor, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

The duly authorized officers of the Sponsor, performing functions equivalent to those a principal executive officer and principal financial officer of the Trust would perform if the Trust had any officers, have evaluated the effectiveness of GLDM’s disclosure controls and procedures, and have concluded that the disclosure controls and procedures of GLDM were effective as of the end of the period covered by this report. Such disclosure controls and procedures are designed to provide reasonable assurance that information required to be disclosed in the reports that the Trust files or submits under the Exchange Act on behalf of GLDM are recorded, processed, summarized and reported, within the time period specified in the applicable rules and forms, and that such information is accumulated and communicated to the duly authorized officers of the Sponsor performing functions equivalent to those a principal executive officer and principal financial officer of the Trust would perform if the Trust had any officers, and to the Audit Committee of the Sponsor, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

 

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Internal Control over Financial Reporting

There has been no change in the internal control over financial reporting of the Trust that occurred during the most recent fiscal quarter that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the Trust’s internal control over financial reporting.

There has been no change in the internal control over financial reporting of GLDW that occurred during the most recent fiscal quarter that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, GLDW’s internal control over financial reporting.

There has been no change in the internal control over financial reporting of GLDM that occurred during the most recent fiscal quarter that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, GLDM’s internal control over financial reporting.

PART II - OTHER INFORMATION:

 

Item 1.

Legal Proceedings

None.

 

Item 1A.

Risk Factors

You should carefully consider the factors discussed in Part I, Item 1A. “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2018. The risks described above and in our Annual Report on Form 10-K are not the only risks that the Trust faces. Additional risks and uncertainties not currently known to us or that we currently deem to be immaterial also may materially adversely affect our business, financial condition and/or operating results.

There have been no material changes in our risk factors from those disclosed in our 2018 Annual Report on Form 10-K, except for the following:

The sale of the Funds’ Gold Bullion to pay expenses at a time of low gold prices could adversely affect the value of the Shares.

The Sponsor will sell Gold Bullion held by the Funds’ to pay the Funds’ respective expenses on an as-needed basis irrespective of then-current gold prices. The Funds are not actively managed, and no attempt will be made to buy or sell Gold Bullion to protect against or to take advantage of fluctuations in the price of gold. Consequently, the Funds’ Gold Bullion may be sold at a time when the gold price is low, resulting in a negative effect on the value of the Shares.

 

Item 2.

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

 

a)

None.

 

b)

Not applicable.

 

c)

Not applicable.

 

Item 3.

Defaults Upon Senior Securities

None.

 

Item 4.

Mine Safety Disclosures

Not applicable.

 

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Item 5.

Other Information

None.

 

Item 6.

Exhibits

See the Exhibit Index below, which is incorporated by reference herein.

 

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EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit

No.

  

Description of Exhibit

    3.1    Certificate of Trust, incorporated by reference from Exhibit 3.1 to the Form S-1 filed on August 28, 2015.
    3.2    Certificate of Amendment to Certificate of Trust, incorporated by reference from Exhibit 3.2 to the Form S-1/A filed on August 30, 2016.
    3.3    Second Certificate of Amendment to Certificate of Trust, incorporated by reference from Exhibit 3.3 to the Form S-1/A filed on May 4, 2018.
    4.1    Third Amended and Restated Agreement and Declaration of Trust, dated January 6, 2017, incorporated by reference from Exhibit  4.1 to the Form S-1/A filed on January 9, 2017.
    4.2    Fourth Amended and Restated Agreement and Declaration of Trust, dated April 16, 2018, incorporated by reference from Exhibit  4.2 to the Form S-1/A filed on May 4, 2018.
  31.1*    Certification of Principal Executive Officer pursuant to Rule  13a-14(a) and 15d-14(a) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, with respect to the Trust’s Quarterly Report on Form  10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2019.
  31.2*    Certification of Principal Financial Officer pursuant to Rule  13a-14(a) and 15d-14(a) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, with respect to the Trust’s Quarterly Report on Form  10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2019.
  32.1*    Certification of Principal Executive Officer pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, with respect to the Trust’s Quarterly Report on Form  10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2019.
  32.2*    Certification of Principal Financial Officer pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, with respect to the Trust’s Quarterly Report on Form  10-Q for the quarter ended to March 31, 2019.
101.INS    XBRL Instance Document
101.SCH    XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document
101.CAL    XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document
101.LAB    XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document
101.PRE    XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document
101.DEF    XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document

 

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned in the capacities* indicated thereunto duly authorized.

 

 

WGC USA Asset Management Company, LLC

Sponsor of the World Gold Trust

(Registrant)

Date: May 7, 2019   By:  

/s/ Joseph R. Cavatoni

    Joseph R. Cavatoni
    Principal Executive Officer
Date: May 7, 2019   By:  

/s/ Laura S. Melman

    Laura S. Melman
   

Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

 

*

The registrant is a trust and the persons are signing in their capacities as officers of WGC USA Asset Management Company, LLC, the Sponsor of the registrant.

 

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