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About SPY

The investment seeks to provide investment results that, before expenses, generally correspond to the price and yield performance of the S&P 500 Index. The Trust holds the Portfolio and cash and is not actively "managed" by traditional methods. To maintain the correspondence between the composition and weightings of Portfolio Securities and component stocks of the S&P 500 Index ("Index Securities"), the Trustee adjusts the Portfolio from time to time to conform to periodic changes in the identity and/or relative weightings of Index Securities.

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What is SPY stock?

Looking for a packet of blue chips? This might be something for your little eye.

SPY, also known as SPDR S&P 500 TRUST ETF, is an Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) that tracks the performance of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index (S&P 500).

The S&P 500 index comprises 500 large-cap U.S companies. By market capitalisation, the S&P 500 makes up 80% of U.S. equities. The weight of each position in SPY closely corresponds with the weight of the same stock within the S&P 500.

SPY is regarded by many to be a strong indicator of how the U.S. economy is performing and is the world’s largest ETF, with assets totaling over US$350b.

SPY was the first ETF to be listed on any U.S. stock exchange and currently trades on the NYSE Arca. Because of its diversified nature, SPY is appealing to many investors.

Which stocks are in the SPY ETF?

The 500 companies that make up SPY’s index are from every U.S. market sector.

Some of SPY ETF’s top holdings by market cap include Apple (AAPL), Microsoft (MSFT), Amazon (AMZN), Alphabet (GOOGL), Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Pfizer (PFE), Home Depot (HD), Blackrock (BLK) and 3M Company (MMM).

For a complete list of SPY’s current holdings, click here.

Are SPY and VOO the same?

Both SPY and VOO are S&P 500 ETFs. They track the same index, have almost identical strategies, holdings and performance. At 0.0945% p.a. and 0.03% p.a. respectively, their expense ratios are close.

The main difference between SPY and VOO is that they’re run by different parent companies. SPY is administered by State Street Global Advisors while Vanguard takes care of VOO.

How does SPY work?

As SPY is an ETF, you can buy or sell it on an exchange, just like an individual stock. When you invest in SPY you’re gaining exposure to each and every stock within the S&P 500 index.

If holdings within the S&P 500 index rise, the value of SPY will rise. If holdings within the S&P 500 index fall, so will the value of SPY.

Is SPY a good buy?

SPY may be a good purchase for investors looking for a way to diversify their portfolio without purchasing individual stocks on the S&P 500 index.

SPY’s estimated 3-5 year earnings per share (EPS) growth is 14.01%. As of March 2022, SPY’s dividend also sits at a reasonable 1.34%.

SPY ETF is considered a long-term passive investment by most shareholders.

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One share of S&P 500 ETF Trust SPDR is valued at $548.25.

The ticker symbol for S&P 500 ETF Trust SPDR is SPY.

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The S&P 500 ETF Trust SPDR 52-week high stock price is $565.16.

The S&P 500 ETF Trust SPDR 52-week low stock price is $409.21.

This does not constitute financial advice. You should do your own research before making an investment decision. Past performance is not a reliable indication of future performance. No representation is made as to the timeliness, reliability, accuracy or completeness of the market data provided.

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