Investment Capabilities

The State of Liquidity

What’s in Store in 2020?

Our panel of guest experts explores the role of liquidity in institutional portfolios and what the savviest investors may overlook during the year ahead.

A Video Series from the Experts

Is Michael Burry Right About ETFs Being a Danger?

ETFs have created opportunities for investors by offering market access, transparent pricing, liquidity and easier trading execution. But some believe ETFs may just be a bubble waiting to cause trouble. Hear the expert’s opinions.

Should ETF Providers Pay Market Makers?

Incentivizing market makers transparently helps create the natural liquidity that supports the ETF market.

Not All ETFs Are Created Equal

Strong client relationships and new technologies create competition between liquidity venues, which results in more choice and opportunities for investors. ETFs are emerging as a new and valuable source of liquidity.

2020’s Biggest Risk: A World with Less Central Bank Support

If a major liquidity event occurs in the next twelve months, is the market prepared? A discussion of how potential changes to central bank support and rising rates may create short-term liquidity shocks, but not long-term systemic problems.

High Tech Automation vs. Old School Relationships

The liquidity landscape has changed significantly in the past decade with dozens of new, technology-driven participants specializing in different market niches. While this provides opportunity, a fragmented market also creates vulnerability in a crisis. A mixture of strong client relationships and new technologies can help unite fragmented liquidity venues.

Blankfein on Liquidity: Abundant One Minute – Zero the Next

The lessons learned from a decade ago have resulted in a safer marketplace for day-to-day business, but the market may be more vulnerable to outlying and exceptional events which will require Fed intervention to correct. How does the market value liquidity in such a time of distress?

Master the Ins and Outs of Liquidity

Access all of our liquidity insights to help keep overall costs in check.

Why Liquidity Matters

In volatile markets, liquidity is vital. Master liquidity to help deliver lower costs on your investments.

Understanding TCO

ETFs with low expense ratios don’t always have the lowest total cost. Learn to look beyond the obvious.

Liquidity Insights

See all of our liquidity resources to find answers to your liquidity questions.

Track Liquidity Trends

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Source: Bloomberg Finance L.P., as of 12/31/2019.

The SPDR Liquidity Dashboard provides monthly primary and secondary market data and ranks the top 20 liquid ETFs.

Invest in the Liquidity Leaders


of the ETF industry’s annual trading volume ($8.6T) — more than Vanguard and BlackRock combined — makes State Street SPDR ETFs the secondary market leader. 1


The SPDR® S&P 500® ETF’s (SPY) secondary market volume surpassed its top 10 competitors combined in 2019. 2


SPY and DIA trade, on average, almost triple what MSFT, FB, NFLX, AAPL, GOOGL, AMZN trade — combined. 3

SPDR® S&P 500® ETF Trust seeks to provide investment results that, before expenses, correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the S&P 500® Index (the "Index").

SPDR Dow Jones® Industrial Average ETF Trust seeks to provide investment results that, before expenses, correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the Dow Jones Industrial AverageSM (the "Index").

*Based on the secondary 180 day dollar trading volume, SPY and DIA ranked within the top 35 most liquid out of 2,177 US-listed ETFs. Source: Bloomberg Finance L.P., as of January 10, 2020.


Bloomberg Finance, L.P., as of December 31, 2019,calculations per SPDR Americas Research.
Bloomberg Finance, L.P., as of December 31, 2019, calculations per SPDR Americas Research.
Bloomberg Finance L.P., as of 1/10/2019. Based on 180 Day dollar trading volume. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results.


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Investing involves risk, and you could lose money on an investment in SPDR Gold Trust ("GLD®").

Commodities and commodity-index linked securities may be affected by changes in overall market movements, changes in interest rates, and other factors such as weather, disease, embargoes, or political and regulatory developments, as well as trading activity of speculators and arbitrageurs in the underlying commodities.

Frequent trading of ETFs could significantly increase commissions and other costs such that they may offset any savings from low fees or costs.

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