SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust
NOTES TO SCHEDULE OF INVESTMENTS
July 31, 2023 (Unaudited)
investments are valued at fair value each day that the is open and, for financial reporting purposes, as of the report date should the reporting period end on a day that the NYSE is not open. Fair value is generally
defined 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. By its nature, a fair value price is a good
faith estimate of the valuation in a current sale and may not reflect an actual market price. The investments of the Trust are valued pursuant to the policy and procedures developed by the Oversight Committee of the
Trustee (the “Committee”). The Committee provides oversight of the valuation of investments for the Trust.
Valuation techniques used to
value the Trust’s equity investments are as follows:
(including preferred stocks) traded on a recognized securities exchange for which market quotations are readily available are valued at the last sale price or official closing price, as applicable, on the primary
market or exchange on which they trade. Equity investments traded on a recognized exchange for which there were no sales on that day are valued at the last published sale price or at fair value.
In the event that prices or
quotations are not readily available or that the application of these valuation methods results in a price for an investment that is deemed to be not representative of the fair value of such investment, fair value
will be determined in good faith by the Committee, in accordance with the valuation policy and procedures approved by the Trustee.
Fair value pricing could
result in a difference between the prices used to calculate the Trust’s net asset value ("NAV") and the prices used by the Trust’s underlying index, the DJIA, which in turn could result in a difference
between the Trust’s performance and the performance of the DJIA.
The Trustee values the
Trust's assets and liabilities at fair value using a hierarchy that prioritizes the inputs to valuation techniques, giving the highest priority to readily available unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for
identical assets or liabilities (Level 1 measurements) and the lowest priority to unobservable inputs (Level 3 measurements) when market prices are not readily available or reliable. The categorization of a value
determined for an investment within the hierarchy is based upon the pricing transparency of the investment and is not necessarily an indication of the risk associated with the investment.
The three levels of the fair
value hierarchy are as follows:
• Level 1 –
Unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for an identical asset or liability;
• 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 (such as exchange rates, financing terms, interest rates, yield curves, volatilities, prepayment speeds, loss severities, credit risks and default rates) or other market-corroborated inputs;