SPY - SPDR S&P 500

Description: The index measures the performance of the large capitalization sector of the U.S. equity market and is considered one of the best representations of the domestic economy. Utilizing a market-cap weighting structure, this index invests in the 500 largest U.S. firms including names like Apple (AAPL), Exxon Mobil (XOM) and General Electric (GE). All companies must have a 50% public float to be considered for inclusion in the benchmark.

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SPY - Profile


Summary Data for SPY

52 Week Lo: $150.52 52 Week Hi: $189.70
AUM: $158,197.9 M Shares: 849.9 M
Avg. Volume (1 month) 123,093,992 Avg. Volume (3 month) 126,661,568
Filings Data as of:

SPY - Holdings

Top Ten Holdings

  1. Apple Inc AAPL: 2.85%
  2. Exxon Mobil Corporation XOM: 2.52%
  3. Google Inc Class A GOOG: 1.87%
  4. Microsoft Corporation MSFT: 1.85%
  5. Johnson & Johnson JNJ: 1.66%
  6. General Electric Co GE: 1.55%
  7. Wells Fargo & Co WFC: 1.42%
  8. JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM: 1.37%
  9. Chevron Corp CVX: 1.35%
  10. Berkshire Hathaway Inc Class B BRK.B: 1.34%
%Assets in Top 10: 17.77%
Total Holdings: 501.0

SPY Asset Allocation


Asset Percentage
U.S. Stocks 97.95%
International Stocks 1.58%
U.S. Bonds 0.0%
International Bonds 0.0%
Preferred Stock 0.0%
Convertibles 0.0%
Cash 0.48%
Other 0.0%

SPY Sector Breakdown


Sector Percentage
Technology 16.87%
Financial Services 15.16%
Health Care 13.16%
Industrials 11.3%
Consumer Cyclical 10.61%
Consumer Defensive 10.17%
Energy 10.07%
Communication Services 3.95%
Basic Materials 3.36%
Utilities 3.05%
Real Estate 1.83%

SPY Market Cap Breakdown


Market Cap Percentage
Giant 50.13%
Large 37.49%
Medium 11.88%
Small 0.02%
Micro 0.0%

SPY Region Breakdown


Region Percentage
U.S. 97.95%
Europe 1.06%
Middle East 0.0%
Japan 0.0%
Australia 0.0%
Africa 0.0%
Asia (Developed) 0.0%
Latin America 0.0%
Canada 0.0%
Asia (Emerging) 0.0%
Region Percentage
Developed 99.52%
Emerging 0.0%

SPY Country Breakdown


Country Percentage
United States 97.95%
Ireland 0.67%
Switzerland 0.52%
United Kingdom 0.39%
Other 0.47%
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SPY - Fact Sheet

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SPY - Charts

The following charts can be customized to display historical performance in a number of different formats, including line charts, bar charts, and candlesticks. Time periods can be adjusted to increase or decrease the period shown, ranging from five minutes to several months.

The following chart also includes the option to compare the performance of SPY relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.

SPY - Fundamentals

SPY Performance

1 Week Return: 1.77%
2 Week Return: -1.19%
4 Week Return: -0.29%
13 Week Return: 1.51%
26 Week Return: 8.66%
YTD Return: 1.36%
1 Year Return: 22.59%
3 Year Return: 50.30%
5 Year Return: 138.68%

SPY Expenses & Fees

SPY Valuation

P/E Ratio: 15.24
Beta: 0.98
20 Day Moving Average: $185.65
60 Day Moving Average: $183.45

SPY Dividend

Annual Dividend Rate: $3.48
Dividend Date: 2014-03-21
Dividend: $0.83
Annual Dividend Yield %: 1.87%

SPY Volatility

5 Day Volatility: 18.23%
20 Day Volatility: 13.32%
50 Day Volatility: 11.38%
200 Day Volatility: 11.61%
Standard Deviation: 9.88%

SPY - Technicals

SPY Technicals

20 Day MA: $185.65
60 Day MA: $183.45
MACD 15 Period: 0.69
MACD 100 Period: 4.07
Williams % Range 10 Day: 39.45
Williams % Range 20 Day: 39.45
RSI 10 Day: 54
RSI 20 Day: 53
RSI 30 Day: 54
Ultimate Oscillator: 55

SPY Bollinger Bands

Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $181.49
Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $188.06
Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $182.20
Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $189.25
Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $182.76
Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $188.92

SPY Support & Resistance

Support Level 1: $185.66
Support Level 2: $184.94
Resistance Level 1: $187.01
Resistance Level 2: $187.64

SPY Stochastic

Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 71.06
Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 62.74
Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 63.89
Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 45.69

SPY Volatility

5 Day Volatility: 18.23%
20 Day Volatility: 13.32%
50 Day Volatility: 11.38%
200 Day Volatility: 11.61%
Standard Deviation: 9.88%

SPY - ETFdb Realtime Rating & Analyst Report

SPY is a passive UIT that seeks to replicate S&P 500 Index. The index measures the performance of the large capitalization sector of the U.S. equity market and is considered one of the best representations of the domestic economy. Utilizing a market-cap weighting structure, this index invests in the 500 largest U.S. firms including names like Apple (AAPL), Exxon Mobil (XOM) and General Electric (GE). All companies must have a 50% public float to be considered for inclusion in the benchmark.

ETFdb Category Expense Ratio Inception Date Issuer Structure YTD Return *
Large Cap Blend Equities 0.09 1993-01-22 State Street SPDR UIT +1.36%

SPY Realtime Rating: By Metric

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity A+
Expenses A
Performance B
Volatility B+
Dividend A-
Concentration B+

The first adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for SPY on several different metrics, including liquidity, expenses, performance, volatility, dividend, and concentration of holdings. The "A+ Metric Rated ETF" field, available to ETFdb Pro members, shows the ETF in the Large Cap Blend Equities ETFdb Category with the highest Metric Realtime Rating for each individual field.

SPY Realtime Rating: Overall

ETFdb Rating Type Overall Rating A+ Overall Rated ETF
Realtime Rating (Overall) A SCHX

The second table shows the overall Realtime Rating for SPY, as well as the A+ Overall Rated ETF in SPY's Category. To view information on how the ETFdb Realtime Ratings work, click here.

ETFdb Analyst Report for SPY

SPY is one of the largest and most heavily-traded ETFs in the world, offering exposure to one of the most well known equity benchmarks. While SPY certainly may have appeal to investors seeking to build a long-term portfolio and include large cap U.S. stocks, this fund has become extremely popular with more active traders as a way to toggle between risky and safe assets. A look at SPY's daily turnover reveals the short average holding period and the popularity with active traders. For those seeking to establish exposure to large cap U.S. stocks, the liquidity of SPY (including the deep options market) is unrivaled. Spreads are always very narrow, and investors can move in and out of this fund with ease. But for those looking to establish a longer-term portfolio, there may be better options within the Large Cap Blend ETFdb Category. In fact, other ETFs targeting the S&P 500 may be more appealing for buy-and-holders. Vanguard's VOO is cheaper by a few basis points, while iShares' IVV is another option. The advantage of these funds is structural in nature; SPY is a UIT, which means it doesn't maintain the flexibility to lend out shares or reinvest dividends. Over the long run, those limitations may allow true ETFs such as VOO and IVV to add a few additional basis points to the bottom line. Another potentially intriguing alternative is RSP, which holds the same companies as SPY but assigns an equal weighting to each. Historically, RSP has performed quite well, generating alpha with surprising consistency. SPY is a fine ETF, and is particularly useful for those looking to execute a trade quickly and efficiently. But those in it for the long run have better options available.

SPY In-Depth

The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for SPY and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb Category.

Expense Analysis

This section compares the cost efficiency of SPY to peers in the same ETFdb Category.

SPY ETF Average ETF Wtd. Average
0.09 0.58% 0.30%

Comparative Analysis: Large Cap Blend Equities ETFdb Category

Lo Average Hi SPY Rank
SCHX : 0.04% 0.49% FWDD : 1.12% 4 of 49

Commission Free Trading in SPY

SPY is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms. There are 12 other ETFs in the Large Cap Blend Equities ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading IVV (TD Ameritrade, Fidelity, Firstrade) IWB (TD Ameritrade) MGC (Vanguard) OEF (TD Ameritrade, Fidelity) RSP (Charles Schwab) SCHX (Charles Schwab) SPHB (Charles Schwab) SPLV (Charles Schwab) VONE (Vanguard) VOO (Vanguard) VV (Vanguard) XLG (Charles Schwab)

Performance Analysis

This section shows how SPY has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb Category.

  SPY Category Lo Category Hi SPY Rank
1 Week* 1.77% SPGH: -2.60% SPHB: 2.59% 9 of 46
4 Week* -0.29% FV: -7.14% JFT: 4.66% 25 of 48
13 Week* 1.51% XVZ: -8.95% JFT: 8.50% 30 of 48
26 Week* 8.66% EEH: -81.11% SPGH: 13.39% 26 of 46
YTD* 1.36% XVZ: -8.89% JFT: 19.73% 33 of 46
1 Year* 22.59% XVZ: -23.40% SPHB: 38.59% 20 of 43
3 Year* 50.30% EEH: 18.16% ELR: 64.99% 15 of 30
5 Year* 138.68% ELR: 44.76% RSP: 175.35% 7 of 20

Volatility Analysis

This section shows how the volatility of SPY compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.

  SPY Category Lo Category Hi SPY Rank
5 Day* 18.23% XVZ: 4.60% JFT: 187.58% 35 of 48
20 Day* 13.32% XVZ: 7.59% JFT: 94.14% 24 of 49
50 Day* 11.38% PHDG: 8.56% JFT: 87.54% 30 of 47
200 Day* 11.61% VQT: 8.54% EEH: 243.10% 26 of 45
Beta* 0.98 ELR: -1.08 JFT: 6.78 24 of 47
Standart Deviation* 9.88% PHDG: 0.54% EEH: 10.81% 3 of 40

Technical Analysis

This section highlights technical strength metrics for SPY.

Moving Averages * Support & Resistance * Williams & Rel. Strength *
20 Day MA $185.65 Lower Bolinger (10Day) $181.49 Williams % (10) 39.45
60 Day MA $183.45 Upper Bolinger (10Day) $188.06 Williams % (20) 39.45
MACD 15 Day 0.69 Lower Bolinger (30Day) $182.76 Rel. Strength (10) 54
MACD 100 Day 4.07 Upper Bolinger (30Day) $188.92 Rel. Strength (20) 53
    Support Level $53.31 Rel. Strength (30) 54
    Resistance Level $187.01    

Dividend & Valuation Analysis

This section shows how the dividend yield and P/E multiple of SPY compare to the peer group ETFdb Category.

  SPY Category Lo Category Hi SPY Rank
Annual Dividend Yield* 1.87% FWDD: 0.27% PBP: 6.44% 10 of 38
P/E Ratio* 15.24 SPHB: 10.95 DSI: 17.85 15 of 25
* As of 2014-04-17

Concentration Analysis

This section compares how balanced and deep SPY is relative to the peer group ETFdb Category.

  SPY Category Lo Category Hi SPY Rank
Number of Holdings** 501 SPXH: 4 VONE: 1022 14 of 39
% Assets in Top 10** 17.77% RSP: 2.25% FV: 101.85% 24 of 39
** As of 2014-04-02

Alternative ETFs

Other ETFs in the Large Cap Blend Equities ETFdb Category include:

Type Ticker Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest SCHX 0.04% $2,589.2 M 376,368 1.52%
Largest (AUM) IVV 0.07% $55,672.4 M 5,263,468 1.47%
Most Liquid (Volume) IVV 0.07% $55,672.4 M 5,263,468 1.47%
Top YTD Performer JFT 0.95% $4.5 M 1,344 19.73%

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