Investments in small-sized companies may involve greater risks than in those of larger, better known companies. Returns on investments in stocks of small companies could trail the returns on investments in stocks of larger companies.
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.
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.
Non-diversified funds that focus on a relatively small number of securities tend to be more volatile than diversified funds and the market as a whole.The Fund invests 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 which may cause the fund to experience tracking errors relative to performance of the Index. Returns on investments in stocks of large U.S. companies could trail the returns on investments in stocks of smaller and mid-sized companies. "SPDR" is a registered trademark of Standard & Poor Financial Services LLC ("S&P") and has been licensed for use by State Street Corporation. No financial product offered by State Street Corporation or its affiliates is sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by S&P or its Affiliates, and S&P and its affiliates make no representation, warranty or condition regarding the advisability of buying, selling or holding units/shares in such products. Further limitations and important information that could affect investors' rights are described in the prospectus for the applicable product. Russell Investments and Axioma, Inc. have entered into a strategic alliance with respect to the Russell-Axioma Factor Indexes, including the Russell 1000® and Russell 2000® Low Volatility Indexes. Russell and Axioma are the source and joint owners of the trademarks, service marks and copyrights related to the Russell-Axioma Factor Indexes. Russell is a trademark of Russell Investments. Axioma is the owner of all copyrights related to Axioma’s optimized solutions. The SPDR products are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Russell Investments or Axioma, Inc. and they make no representation regarding the advisability of investing in the SPDR products.