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Why Invest in SPY?

The SPDR® S&P 500® ETF Trust (SPY) has inspired innovative use cases that help investors meet their investment goals.

6 Traditional Ways to Invest in SPY

Click to learn how everyday investors can use SPY in their portfolios.

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Diversification

Diversification

With SPY, gain exposure to more than 500 companies in a single trade via the S&P 500® — helping investors efficiently build diversified portfolios.

2

Managing Risk

Managing Risk

Everyday investors can use SPY to manage risk in ways only institutional traders could access previously.

3

Strategic Asset Allocation

Strategic Asset Allocation

Buy and hold SPY in a portfolio to potentially capture long-term growth.

4

Liquidity

Liquidity

SPY can help investors get in and out of markets fast, easily, and at a relatively attractive cost.

5

Transition Management

Transition Management

With SPY, you can stay invested in the broad US equity market while you determine your next investment move.

6

Tactical Asset Allocation

Tactical Asset Allocation

You can use SPY as a liquid proxy for large-cap US stocks when making tactical allocation decisions.

Supporting Innovative Investing Approaches

Our Global Chief Investment Officer, Lori Heinel, shares how SPY can be used beyond building resilient portfolios. 

2 Advanced Ways to Use SPY

Click to discover the creative ways institutional investors and traders can invest in SPY.

1

Hedging

Hedging

When investors anticipate a market downturn, SPY can act as a hedge to potentially safeguard portfolios against downside risks.

2

Liquidity Management

Liquidity Management

Because SPY is highly liquid, you can use it to manage portfolio liquidity — as a source of cash for redemption requests, a liquidity sleeve, and more.

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