Standard & Poor's Depositary Receipts
The SPDR S&P 500 (NYSE: SPY) is an exchange-traded fund from State Street Global Advisors that tracks the S&P 500. For a long time, the fund was the largest ETF in the world. As of August 2012, it is the largest exchange-traded product in the world, and also the most actively traded.
On 29 January 1993Boston asset manager SSgA (State Street Global Advisors) launched the Standard & Poor's Depositary Receipts as the first exchange-traded fund in the United States (preceded by the short-lived Index Participation Shares which had launched in 1989). The fund is part of the SPDRs ETF chain. Designed and developed by American Stock Exchange executives Nathan Most and Steven Bloom, the fund first traded on that market, but has since been listed elsewhere, including the New York Stock Exchange.,
According to web glossary InvestorWords.com:
"One SPDR unit is valued at approximately 1/10 of the value of the S&P 500. Dividends are distributed quarterly, and are based on the accumulated stock dividends held in trust, less any expenses of the trust."
Since 2011, the fund is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (1557).
ETFs that are based on the S&P 500 index include:
- iShares Core S&P 500 (NYSE Arca: IVV)
- Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (NYSE Arca: VOO)
This is related to the Vanguard 500 Index Inv (Mutual fund: VFINX).
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- Rydex page on RSP
- iShares page on IVV
- Vanguard page on VOO
- ProShares page on SH
- ProShares page on SSO
- Rydex page on RSU
- ProShares page on SDS
- Rydex page on RSW
- ProShares page on UPRO
- ProShares page on SPXU