Company:  SPDR GOLD TRUST (GLD)
Form Type:  S-3ASR
Filing Date:  2/6/2006 
CIK:  0001222333 
Address:  C/O WORLD GOLD TRUST SERVICES, LLC
685 THIRD AVENUE, SUITE 2702
 
City, State, Zip:  NEW YORK, New York 10017 
Telephone:  (212) 317-3800 
Fiscal Year:  09/30 
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Description of Business
Gold Trust (the "Trust") is an investment trust, formed on November 12, 2004 under New York law pursuant to a trust indenture (the "Trust Indenture"). The Trust holds gold and from time to time issues SPDR ® Gold Shares (the "Shares") in Baskets in exchange for deposits of gold and distributes gold in connection with redemptions of Baskets. A Basket equals a block of 100,000 Shares. The investment objective of the Trust is for the Shares to reflect the performance of the price of gold bullion, less the Trust's expenses. World Gold Trust Services, LLC ("WGTS") is the sponsor of the Trust (the "Sponsor"). BNY Mellon Asset Servicing, a division of The Bank of New York Mellon ("BNYM") is the trustee of the Trust (the "Trustee"). State Street Global Advisors Funds Distributors, LLC ("SSGA") is the marketing agent of the Trust (the "Marketing Agent"). HSBC Bank plc ("HSBC") is the custodian of the Trust (the "Custodian").
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  FORM S-3ASR
    CALCULATION OF REGISTRATION FEE
    TABLE OF CONTENTS
    Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
    Prospectus Summary
    The Offering
    Risk Factors
    Risk Factors
    Risk Factors
    Risk Factors
    Risk Factors
    Use of Proceeds
    United States Federal Tax Consequences
    Plan of Distribution
    Description of the Shares
    Legal Matters
    Experts
    PART II
      Item 14. Other Expenses of Issuance and Distribution
      Item 15.Indemnification of Directors and Officers.
      Item 16.Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules.
      Item 17.Undertakings.
    SIGNATURES
    Exhibit Index
  EXHIBIT 5.1
  EXHIBIT 8.1
  EXHIBIT 23.1
    CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
  EXHIBIT 99.2