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SPDR® MSCI USA StrategicFactorsSM ETF

Fund Objective

The SPDR® MSCI USA StrategicFactorsSM ETF seeks to provide investment results that, before fees and expenses, correspond generally to the total return performance of the MSCI USA Factor Mix A-Series Index.

Ordinary brokerage commissions may apply.

Fund Information

As of   01/19/2017
Ticker Symbol QUS
Primary Benchmark MSCI USA Factor Mix A-Series Index
CUSIP 78468R812
Options Available No
Gross Expense Ratio

The gross expense ratio is the fund's total annual operating expense ratio. It is gross of any fee waivers or expense reimbursements. It can be found in the fund's most recent prospectus.

0.15%
Inception Date 04/15/2015
Investment Manager SSGA Funds Management, Inc.
Management Team Global Equity Beta Solutions
Distributor State Street Global Markets, LLC
Distribution Frequency Quarterly
Exchange NYSE ARCA EXCHANGE

Fund Characteristics

As of   01/18/2017
Est. 3-5 Year EPS Growth

The Estimated 3-5 Year EPS Growth 

Based on the underlying holdings of the fund. The actual earnings estimates for the underlying holdings are provided by FactSet, First Call, I/B/E/S Consensus, and Reuters and are used to calculate a mean 3-5 year EPS growth rate estimate.

9.42%
Number of Holdings 615
Price/Book Ratio

Price/Book Ratio

The weighted harmonic average of closing market price divided by the most recent reported book value for each security in the fund’s portfolio as calculated for the last twelve months.

3.16
Price/Earnings Ratio FY1

Price/Earnings Ratio FY1

Closing price divided by the sum of the forecasted fiscal year earnings per share.

18.12
Weighted Average Market Cap $128,247.34 M

Yields

As of   01/17/2017
30 Day SEC Yield

30 Day SEC Yield (Standardized Yield) 

An annualized yield that is calculated by dividing the investment income earned by the fund less expenses over the most recent 30-day period by the current maximum offering price.

1.96%
Fund Dividend Yield

Fund Dividend Yield is the sum of the most recent 12 dividends within the past 365 days divided by Net Asset Value per share, expressed as a percentage.

2.05%
Index Dividend Yield

Index Dividend Yield is the weighted average of the underlyings' indicated annual dividend divided by price, expressed as a percentage.

2.19%

Index Characteristics

As of   12/31/2016
Est. 3-5 Year EPS Growth 9.16%
Number of Holdings 630
Price/Cash Flow 12.81
Price/Earnings 19.61
Price/Earnings Ratio FY1 18.03
Return On Equity 25.04%

Fund Documents

Fund Market Price

As of   01/18/2017
Bid/Ask $65.59
Closing Price $65.50
Day High $65.54
Day Low $65.46
Exchange Volume (shares) 722
Premium/Discount

Premium/Discount to NAV

Premium/Discount to NAV shows the comparison of the daily net asset value (NAV) and the Midpoint of the closing bid/ask for each of the funds calculated as ((4PM Bid/Ask – Closing NAV)  /  Closing NAV * 100)

0.04%
Premium Discount to Nav Chart

Fund Net Asset Value

NAV

Market value of a mutual fund's and ETF's total assets, minus liabilities, divided by the number of shares outstanding

As of   01/18/2017
NAV $65.57
Shares Outstanding 200,000
Total Net Assets $13.11 M
Most Recent NAV / NAV History XLS

Fund Net Cash Amount

As of   01/18/2017
Net Cash Amount $40,736.27

Index Statistics

As of   12/31/2016
Weighted Average Market Cap $114,949.38 M

Purchase Information

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Performance Graphs

Month End as of 12/31/2016

Fund Inception Date: 04/15/2015

Index Inception Date: 12/12/2014

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Fund Top Holdings

Subject to change.

Subject to change.

As of   01/18/2017
Name Weight Shares Held
Apple Inc. 2.77 % 3,027
Johnson & Johnson 2.44 % 2,786
Microsoft Corporation 2.30 % 4,820
International Business Machines Corporation 1.61 % 1,266
PepsiCo Inc. 1.49 % 1,901
Home Depot Inc. 1.47 % 1,410
Visa Inc. Class A 1.46 % 2,343
Intel Corporation 1.44 % 5,128
Exxon Mobil Corporation 1.34 % 2,036
Walt Disney Company 1.28 % 1,554
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Index Top Holdings

As of 12/31/2016
Name Weight
Apple Inc. 2.71 %
Johnson & Johnson 2.48 %
Microsoft Corporation 2.31 %
International Business Machines Corporation 1.63 %
PepsiCo Inc. 1.54 %
Home Depot Inc. 1.46 %
Intel Corporation 1.44 %
Exxon Mobil Corporation 1.42 %
Visa Inc. Class A 1.41 %
Walt Disney Company 1.25 %

Fund Sector Allocation

As of  01/18/2017
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Index Sector Allocation

As of  12/31/2016
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In general, ETFs can be expected to move up or down in value with the value of the applicable index. Although ETF shares may be bought and sold on the exchange through any brokerage account, ETF shares are not individually redeemable from the Fund. Investors may acquire ETFs and tender them for redemption through the Fund in Creation Unit Aggregations only. Please see the prospectus for more details.

After-tax returns are calculated based on NAV using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Actual after-tax returns depend on the investor's tax situation and may differ from those shown. The after-tax returns shown are not relevant to investors who hold their fund shares through tax-deferred arrangements such as 401(k) plans or individual retirement accounts.

Performance of an index is not illustrative of any particular investment. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

Unless otherwise noted all information contained herein is that of the SPDR® MSCI USA StrategicFactorsSM ETF.

As with all stocks, you may be required to deposit more money or securities into your margin account if the equity, including the amount attributable to your ETF shares, declines.

The funds or securities referred to herein are not sponsored, endorsed, or promoted by MSCI, and MSCI bears no liability with respect to any such funds or securities or any index on which such funds or securities are based.  The Prospectus contains a more detailed description of the limited relationship MSCI has with SSGA Funds Management, Inc and any related funds.

Prior to July 15, 2016, the SPDR® MSCI USA StrategicFactorsSM ETF was known as the SPDR® MSCI USA Quality Mix ETF. Index prior to 07/15/2016 was known as the MSCI USA Quality Mix A-Series Index. Index after 07/15/2016 is known as the MSCI USA Factor Mix A-Series Index.

Global Equity Beta Solutions

Co-Head, Global Equity Beta Solutions Michael J. Feehily Senior Managing Director Show Bio

Mike is a Senior Managing Director and the Head of Global Equity Beta Solutions in the Americas. He is also a member of the Senior Leadership Team, is the Chairperson for the firm's Trade Management Oversight Committee, and is a voting member on the North America Product Committee.

Mike rejoined SSGA in 2010 after spending four years in State Street Global Markets where he helped to build the Global Exposure Solutions business. This group created and managed portfolios that were designed to meet the short-term market exposure needs of our institutional clients. Prior to this Mike had been Head of the US Passive Equity Team within SSGA, which he originally joined in 1997. He began his career at State Street within the Global Services division in 1992.

Mike received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Babson College in Finance, Investments, and Economics. He received an MBA in Finance from Bentley College and also earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He is a member of the CFA Institute and the Boston Security Analysts Society. Mike is also a former member of the Russell Index Client Advisory Board.

Portfolio Manager Karl A. Schneider Vice President Show Bio

Karl Schneider, CAIA, is a Vice President of SSGA and Deputy Head of Global Equity Beta Solutions (GEBS) in the Americas. He also serves as a senior portfolio manager for a number of the group's passive equity portfolios. Previously within GEBS, he served as a portfolio manager and product specialist for US equity strategies and synthetic beta strategies, including commodities, buy/write, and hedge fund replication. He is also a member of the S&P Dow Jones US Equities Index Advisory Panel.

Prior to joining the GEBS team, Mr. Schneider worked as a portfolio manager in SSGA's Currency Management Group, managing both active currency selection and traditional passive hedging overlay portfolios. He joined SSGA in 1997.

Mr. Schneider holds a BS in Finance and Investments from Babson College and also an MS in Finance from Boston College. He has earned the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation and is a member of the CAIA Association.

Senior Portfolio Manager Emiliano Rabinovich Vice President Show Bio

Emiliano is a Vice President of State Street Global Advisors and a Senior Portfolio Manager in the firm's Global Equity Beta Solutions (GEBS) team. Within this group, he is the strategy leader for their Canadian products. Emiliano currently manages a varied mix of funds that include both traditional indexing and a variety of alternative beta mandates. Also, Emiliano manages several local and global strategies and fund structures, which include separate accounts, commingled funds and mutual funds.

Emiliano joined SSGA in Montreal in 2006, where he was the Head of the GEBS team in Canada. He has been working in the investment management field since 2003.

Emiliano holds a BA in Economics from the University of Buenos Aires and a Master of Arts in Economics from the University of CEMA. He has also earned the CFA Designation and is a member of Boston Security Analysis Society.

After Tax Returns

After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates, and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Actual after tax returns depend on the investor's tax situation and may differ from those shown, and the after-tax returns shown are not relevant to investors who hold their fund shres through tad deferred arrangements such as 401(k) plans or individual retiredment accounts. After tax returns may not take into account year end tax adjustments, which are calculated only at the end of each tax year. The after tax returns could differ after year end tax adjustments are accounted for.

MSCI USA Factor Mix A-Series Index

The MSCI USA Factor Mix A-Series Index is designed to measure the equity market performance of large-and mid-cap companies across the U.S. equity market. It aims to represent the performance of a combination of three factors: value, quality, and low volatility. The Index is an equal weighted combination of the following three MSCI Factor Indices in a single composite index: the MSCI USA Value Weighted Index, the MSCI USA Quality Index, and the MSCI USA Minimum Volatility Index.

Important Risk Information

In general, ETFs can be expected to move up or down in value with the value of the applicable index. Although ETF shares may be bought and sold on the exchange through any brokerage account, ETF shares are not individually redeemable from the Fund. Investors may acquire ETFs and tender them for redemption through the Fund in Creation Unit Aggregations only. Please see the prospectus for more details.

Risk associated with equity investing include stock values which may fluctuate in response to the activities of individual companies and general market and economic conditions.

A "quality" style of investing emphasizes companies with high returns, stable earnings, and low financial leverage. This style of investing is subject to the risk that the past performance of these companies does not continue or that the returns on "quality" equity securities are less than returns on other styles of investing or the overall stock market.

A "value" style of investing emphasizes undervalued companies with characteristics for improved valuations. This style of investing is subject to the risk that the valuations never improve or that the returns on "value" equity securities are less than returns on other styles of investing or the overall stock market.

Although subject to the risks of common stocks, low volatility stocks are seen as having a lower risk profile than the overall markets. However, a portfolio comprised of low volatility stocks may not produce investment exposure that has lower variability to changes in such stocks' price levels.

Investments in small/mid-sized companies may involve greater risks than in those of larger, better known companies.

Companies with large market capitalizations go in and out of favor based on market and economic conditions. Larger companies tend to be less volatile than companies with smaller market capitalizations. In exchange for this potentially lower risk, the value of the security may not rise as much as companies with smaller market capitalizations.

Non-diversified funds that focus on a relatively small number of issuers tend to be more volatile than diversified funds and the market as a whole.

Passively managed funds invest by sampling the index, holding a range of securities that, in the aggregate, approximates the full Index in terms of key risk factors and other characteristics. This may cause the fund to experience tracking errors relative to performance of the index.

ETFs trade like stocks, are subject to investment risk, fluctuate in market value and may trade at prices above or below the ETFs net asset value. Brokerage commissions and ETF expenses will reduce returns.

Distributor: State Street Global Markets, LLC, member FINRA, SIPC, a wholly owned subsidiary of State Street Corporation. References to State Street may include State Street Corporation and its affiliates. Certain State Street affiliates provide services and receive fees from the SPDR ETFs.

Before investing, consider the funds' investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. To obtain a prospectus or summary prospectus which contains this and other information, call 1-866-787-2257, download a prospectus or summary prospectus now, or talk to your financial advisor. Read it carefully before investing.

Premium Discount to NAV

As of  01/18/2017
Ticker NAV Close Bid/Ask Mid Pt Premium/ Discount
SPDR® MSCI USA StrategicFactorsSM ETF QUS $65.57 $65.50 $65.59 0.04%
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The above information is provided to show the comparison of the daily net asset value (NAV) and the Midpoint of the closing bid/ask for each of the funds.

Before investing, consider the funds' investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. To obtain a prospectus or summary prospectus which contains this and other information, call 1-866-787-2257, download a prospectus or summary prospectus now, or talk to your financial advisor. Read it carefully before investing.