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.
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.
Three reasons to choose SPY for core US equity exposure:
SPY is the largest and oldest US ETF, launching in 1993 and now with assets of over $360 billion (as of 8 September 2022). SPY’s index, the S&P 500, has an estimated $15.6 trillion¹ indexed or benchmarked to it, which further adds to SPY’s immense liquidity.
SPY is delivered through a partnership between an ETF pioneer that is one of the world’s largest asset managers (State Street Global Advisors) and one of the most trusted index providers (S&P Dow Jones Indices).
Invest in US growth and innovation
SPY’s coverage touches nearly every facet of the US economy, giving investors a highly efficient way to gain exposure to the world’s largest economy and many of the world’s most innovative companies.
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.
A Pioneer 1st
Creator of the world’s first ETFs 2
Scale $3.5 TN
AUM managed globally by State Street Global Advisors 3
Experience 40 Yrs
Indexing and portfolio experience 4
1Source: S&P Dow Jones Indices, as at 31 December 2021. 2 Source: State Street Corporation. This figure is presented as 30 June 2022 and includes approximately $66.43 billion of assets with respect to SPDR products for which State Street Global Advisors Funds Distributors, LLC (SSGA FD) acts solely as the marketing agent. SSGA FD and State Street Global Advisors are affiliated. 3 ETFs managed by State Street Global Advisors have the oldest inception dates within the US, Hong Kong, Australia, and Singapore. State Street Global Advisors launched the first ETF in the US on 22 January 1993; launched the first ETF in Hong Kong on 11 November 1999; launched the first ETF in Australia on 24 August 2001; and launched the first ETF in Singapore on 11 April 2002. 4 Source: State Street Corporation, as of 30 June 2022.
ETFs trade like stocks, are subject to investment risk, fluctuate in market value and may trade at prices above or below the ETFs net asset value. Brokerage commissions and ETF expenses will reduce returns. Changes in exchange rates may have an adverse effect on the value, price or income of an investment. Further there is no guarantee that an ETF will achieve its investment objective. SSGA SPDR ETFS MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE OR SUITABLE FOR YOU. THE VIEWS EXPRESSED/INFORMATION IN THIS SITE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE INVESTMENT ADVICE, FINANCIAL, LEGAL, REGULATORY, ACCOUNTING OR TAX ADVICE. INDEPENDENT ADVICE SHOULD BE SOUGHT IN CASES OF DOUBT. NEITHER THE INFORMATION NOR ANY OPINION CONTAINED ON THIS SITE CONSTITUTES A SOLICITATION OR OFFER TO BUY OR SELL SHARES OF THE FUNDS OR ANY OTHER FINANCIAL INSTRUMENT. Standard & Poor's®, S&P® and SPDR® are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC (S&P); Dow Jones is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC (Dow Jones); and these trademarks have been licensed for use by S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC (SPDJI) and sublicensed for certain purposes by State Street Corporation. State Street Corporation's financial products are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by SPDJI, Dow Jones, S&P, their respective affiliates and third party licensors and none of such parties make any representation regarding the advisability of investing in such product(s) nor do they have any liability in relation thereto, including for any errors, omissions, or interruptions of any index.
SPDR ETFs may be offered and sold only in those jurisdictions where authorised, in compliance with applicable regulations.
Information related to Mexico
This information does not constitute and is not intended to constitute marketing or an offer of securities and accordingly should not be construed as such. The Funds referenced herein have not been, and will not be, registered under the Mexican Securities Market Law (Ley del Mercado de Valores) and may not be publicly offered or sold in the United Mexican States. Disclosure documentation related to any of the aforementioned Funds may not be distributed publicly in Mexico and shares of the Funds may not be traded in Mexico.
European SPDR ETFs
SSGA SPDR ETFs Europe I Plc and SSGA SPDR ETFs Europe II Plc are investment companies with variable capital constituted as umbrella funds with segregated liability between sub-funds under the laws of Ireland and authorized by the Central Bank of Ireland pursuant to the European Communities (Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities) Regulations 2011.
You should obtain the Prospectus and Key Investor Information Document (KIID) relating to specific SPDR ETFs and read them carefully prior to investing. For further information and the Prospectus/KIID describing the characteristics, costs and risks of SPDR ETFs, download a Prospectus or KIID here, talk to your financial advisor, or obtain it from your local SSGA office.
US SPDR ETFs
The US domiciled SPDR ETFs named on this site (excluding SPDR Gold Shares & SPDR Gold MiniShares Trust) are only permitted to be marketed into the relevant EEA jurisdiction pursuant to either Article 42 of AIFMD (as implemented under national laws of such member state); or (ii) can otherwise be lawfully offered or sold (including on the basis of an unsolicited request from a professional/Qualified investor). Some of the US domiciled SPDR ETFs mentioned in this site are alternative investment funds for the purpose of the European Union Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (Directive 2011/61/EU) (“AIFMD”). SSGA Funds Management, Inc. and State Street Global Advisors Trust Company are the alternative investment fund managers (“AIFMs”) of these Funds.
Before investing, consider the funds' investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. To obtain a prospectus which contains this and other information, download a prospectus here, or talk to your financial advisor. Read it carefully before investing.