SPY: The Original S&P 500® ETF Invest in the World’s Largest Economy

SPDR® S&P 500® ETF Trust (SPY) gives investors cost-efficient, highly liquid exposure to the S&P 500® Index — providing access to 500 of the largest publicly traded US firms,1 spanning all major sectors.


Fund Information


Why Invest in the SPDR® S&P 500® ETF?


SPY offers a number of potential benefits for investors seeking core US equity exposure, including its:


Liquidity

SPY — which trades $39 billion a day, on average — gives investors the ability to tap into unmatched trading volume.2


Trusted Providers

SPY is delivered through a partnership between State Street Global Advisors, an ETF pioneer and one of the world’s largest asset managers, and the S&P Dow Jones Indices, one of the most trusted index providers in the world.


Diversification in a Single Position

SPY 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 recognized firms in a single fund.

Quick Quiz


Which of the following statements are true about SPY?

You’re Correct!

SPY is the first US-listed ETF, created in 1993. Now, it is the largest,3 most traded,4 and most liquid ETF in the world.5

Sorry, Wrong Answer. 

SPY is the first US-listed ETF, created in 1993. Now, it is the largest,3 most traded,4 and most liquid ETF in the world.5


What Holdings Make Up SPY?



SPY Is Backed by an Indexing Leader


Frequently Asked Questions

SPY is the ticker symbol for the SPDR® S&P 500® ETF, an exchange traded fund that tracks the performance of the S&P 500® Index. SPY, managed State Street Global Advisors, aims to replicate the performance of the S&P 500® Index as closely as possible by investing in the same stocks that are included in the index in the same weightings. SPY is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE Arca) and is highly liquid, making it a popular choice for investors looking to gain broad exposure to the US stock market.


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