How to buy SPDR S&P 500 in the UK

Want to invest in SPY? Here's how.

How to buy SDPR S&P 500 ETF units Step-by-step instructions

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) is an exchange traded fund (ETF) that is provided by State Street and listed on the NYSE ARCA. The real time open price is $529.28. Find out how to buy this ETF below.

How to buy the SPDR S&P 500

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search for the ETF ticker: SPY in this case.
  5. Research SPY. Make sure it fits your investing strategy.
  6. Buy your SPY ETF. It's that simple.

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SPY share price

Use our graph to track the performance of SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust over time.

SPDR S&P 500 price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $531.36 from 2024-05-20

1 week (2024-05-14) 1.54%
1 month (2024-04-19) 7.31%
3 months (2024-02-21) 6.87%
6 months (2023-11-21) 17.23%
1 year (2023-05-19) 26.93%
2 years (2022-05-20) 36.38%
3 years (2021-05-21) 28.06%
5 years (2019-05-21) 85.46%

SPDR S&P 500 share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust ETF's units have ranged in value from as little as $404.0282 up to $531.5218. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SPY.US volatility(beta: 1)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE ARCA average) beta is 1, while SPDR S&P 500 ETF's is 1. This would suggest that the SPDR S&P 500 is a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust quick overview

Information updated at 2024-05-17.
Dividend paying frequency Quarterly
Dividend yield 1.34%
Maximum annual management charge N/A
Ongoing charge N/A
Date ongoing charge 21 May 2024
Net expense ratio 0.00095
Annual holdings turnover 0.02000
Total assets 524782426526.00
Average market capitalisation 273297.84707

SPDR S&P 500 objective

The Trust seeks to achieve its investment objective by holding a portfolio of the common stocks that are included in the index (the "Portfolio"), with the weight of each stock in the Portfolio substantially corresponding to the weight of such stock in the index.

ETFs similar to SPY

SPDR S&P 500 is a S&P 500 ETF. S&P 500 is a market capitalization-weighted stock market index of over 500 leading US companies in the most prominent industries of the US economy, traded on either the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) or Nasdaq.

If you want to invest in ETFs within the same sector, visit our S&P 500 guide to find out more.

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All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

Frequently asked questions

Does SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust pay dividends?
Yes. The current dividend payout for SPY as of 16 May 2024 is 1.34%.
Is SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust an index-tracking ETF?
Yes, SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) is a S&P 500 ETF.

All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

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