SPY SPDR S&P 500
- Large Cap Blend Equities
Alternative ETFs in the Large Cap Blend Equities Category
|Type||Ticker||Expense Ratio||Assets||Avg. Daily Vol||YTD Return|
|Largest (AUM)||IVV||0.07%||$61,798.0 M||5,690,278||-8.45%|
|Most Liquid (Volume)||IVV||0.07%||$61,798.0 M||5,690,278||-8.45%|
|Top YTD Performer||ELR||0.11%||$38.3 M||1,586||16.12%|
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.
Realtime Rating Summary
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.
The adjacent table shows a Realtime Rating for several different metrics, including liquidity, expenses, performance, volatility, dividend, concentration of holdings in addition to an overall rating. The "A+ Metric Rated ETF" field, available to ETFdb Pro members, highlights the best rated ETF in the Large Cap Blend Equities category for each metric. To view information on how the ETFdb Realtime Ratings work, click here.
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 Analysis
The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for this ETF and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb Category.
SPY HoldingsFilings Data as of: Feb 02, 2016
Top Ten Holdings
This section compares how balanced and deep this ETF is relative to the peer group ETFdb Category.
Market Cap Breakdown
Market Tier Breakdown
SPY Expenses & Fees
This section compares the cost efficiency of this ETF to peers in the same ETFdb Category.
Expenses Ratio Analysis
Commission Free Trading
This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.
Category Commission Free Trading
There are 16 other ETFs in the Large Cap Blend Equities ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:
This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb Category.
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.
This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.
- 20 Day MA: $188.39
- 60 Day MA: $198.26
- MACD 15 Period: -1.97
- MACD 100 Period: -12.68
- Williams % Range 10 Day: 58.93
- Williams % Range 20 Day: 58.63
- RSI 10 Day: 44
- RSI 20 Day: 42
- RSI 30 Day: 43
- Ultimate Oscillator: 50
- Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $181.36
- Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $194.43
- Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $182.78
- Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $193.64
- Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $180.73
- Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $200.85
Support & Resistance
- Support Level 1: $184.84
- Support Level 2: $183.06
- Resistance Level 1: $187.53
- Resistance Level 2: $188.44
- Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 64.21
- Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 43.10
- Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 54.93
- Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 38.39
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