Access the world’s largest market
Most Australian investors hold highly concentrated portfolios focused on the local stock market. And as a result, are highly exposed to Australian economic cycles. By investing in US equities, you can gain exposure to a larger and more diverse economy.
The United States’ flagship benchmark, the S&P 500® Index offers investors the opportunity to:
Previously, the complexity of investing offshore may have deterred you from accessing the diversification benefits and growth potential of the US market. The world’s most widely traded ETF2, SPDR S&P 500® ETF, gives you the opportunity to tap into the world’s economic powerhouse.
The SPDR S&P 500® ETF seeks to provide investment results that, before expenses, correspond to the performance of America’s largest blue-chips through the S&P 500 Index.
We Built the First US ETF
We pioneered ETFs as a simple, cost effective means of investing in the performance of market indices, with all the benefits of listed market liquidity.
With the American Stock Exchange, we developed and launched the SPDR S&P 500® ETF, the first of its kind in the US. Each new member of the SPDR ETF family reflects our intimate knowledge of the ETF market and over 35 years of indexing experience.
As with our first ETF, all our ETFs are physically backed to closely replicate the performance of each index.
*As of 30 June 2019
1Source: Factset, S&P Global Broad Market Index. Weight of United States in S&P Global Broad Market Index was 53.6% as of 30 June 2019.
2Source: State Street Global Advisors, Bloomberg Finance, L.P. as of 31 May 2019.