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SPY: The original US ETF Invest in the US economy with the world’s best-known index

SPDR® S&P 500® ETF Trust (SPY) gives investors cost-efficient, highly liquid exposure to the S&P 500 Index, investment professionals’ benchmark of choice for US large-cap equities. SPY lets investors access this preeminent index through an ETF that investors value for its liquidity, low costs and transparency.

The Original ETF Sparks 30 Years of Market Growth

SPY was created and the ETF market was born, igniting a world of innovation for all types of investors.

Source: SSGA Research Team, as of December 20, 2022. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.

What is SPY

SPY is an ETF designed to track the performance of the S&P 500 Index, a diversified US equity index that covers all major sectors. SPY provides access to one of the world’s most recognizable benchmarks in the innovative ETF structure.

  • Launched in 1993
  • First US-listed ETF
  • World’s largest ETF

SPY Insights

Other ways to invest in the S&P 500 Companies:

Why SPY ?

Three reasons to choose SPY for core US equity exposure:


State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) is a pioneer in index-based investing and ETFs. SSGA is one of the largest asset managers in the world, with nearly $3.5 trillion in assets under management.2 SSGA has managed a universe of index and active strategies for institutional investors for over 40 years and launched the first US ETF.

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