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  • ETF
  • SPY
    Pricing Data
    Change: $0.22 (0.0%)
    Time: 07/13/18
    Previous Close: $279.37
  • Category
  • Large Cap Growth Equities
Last Updated:



Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • 52 Week Lo: $237.39
  • 52 Week Hi: $284.21
  • AUM: $266,292.1 M
  • Shares: 952.4 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 73,231,864
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 72,838,592

Alternative ETFs in the Large Cap Growth Equities Category

Type Ticker Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest SCHB 0.03% $12,707.8 M 597,500 6.26%
Largest (AUM) IVV 0.04% $152,912.0 M 3,349,169 5.64%
Most Liquid (Volume) QQQ 0.20% $69,162.4 M 35,041,096 15.74%
Top YTD Performer ENTR 0.49% $77.0 M 6,384 20.27%

Analyst Report

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.

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Realtime Rating

Realtime Rating Summary

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 Growth Equities category for each metric. To view information on how the ETFdb Realtime Ratings work, click here.

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SPY Overall Realtime Rating: A

A+ Overall Rated ETF: FDMO

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

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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 Category.

SPY Holdings

Filings Data as of: Jul 13, 2018

Concentration Analysis

This section compares how balanced and deep this ETF is relative to the peer group Category.

Number of Holdings
Rank: 34 of 157
Category Low FV (6)
Category High ITOT (3126)
% Assets in Top 10
Rank: 67 of 157
Category Low EUSA (2.02%)
Category High FV (100.00%)
% Assets in Top 15
Rank: 95 of 157
Category Low EUSA (2.97%)
Category High FV (100.00%)
% Assets in Top 50
Rank: 112 of 157
Category Low EUSA (9.33%)
Category High SWIN (100.03%)

Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
Common equity 99.89%
ETF Cash Component 0.11%

Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Technology 26.23%
Healthcare 13.75%
Financials 13.59%
Consumer, Cyclical 12.5%
Industrials 9.73%
Consumer, Non-Cyclical 7.11%
Energy 6.17%
Utilities 2.83%
Real Estate 2.65%
Basic Materials 2.55%
Telecommunications 1.94%
Other 0.84%
ETF Cash Component 0.11%

Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Large cap 93.44%
Mid cap 6.41%
ETF Cash Component 0.11%
Small cap 0.04%

Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
North America 98.24%
Europe 1.76%

Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
United States 98.24%
Developed Markets (ex-US) 1.76%

Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
United States 98.24%
Ireland 1.12%
United Kingdom 0.47%
Switzerland 0.16%

SPY Expenses & Fees

This section compares the cost efficiency of this ETF to peers in the same Category.

SPY Performance

This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group Category.

1 Week Return
Rank: 68 of 140
Category Low UDBI (-1.62%)
Category High ENTR (3.84%)
4 Week Return
Rank: 46 of 143
Category Low FMDG (-3.68%)
Category High SPXV (2.35%)
13 Week Return
Rank: 69 of 143
Category Low CCOR (-1.00%)
Category High MILN (14.86%)
26 Week Return
Rank: 81 of 142
Category Low WBIL (-5.41%)
Category High MILN (14.74%)
Year to Date Return
Rank: 69 of 140
Category Low CCOR (-4.11%)
Category High ENTR (20.27%)
1 Year Return
Rank: 73 of 129
Category Low CCOR (0.16%)
Category High PXLG (31.17%)
3 Year Return
Rank: 34 of 90
Category Low WBIE (11.63%)
Category High QQQ (71.82%)
5 Year Return
Rank: 32 of 71
Category Low VQT (14.73%)
Category High QQQ (152.09%)

SPY Fund Flows

This section compares the fund flows of this ETF to peers in the same Category.

1 Week Fund Flow
Rank: 2 of 72
$858.2 M
Category Low IWB (‑$426.4 M)
Category High SCHX ($921.9 M)
4 Week Fund Flow
Rank: 113 of 113
‑$1,191.5 M
Category Low SPY (‑$1,191.5 M)
Category High QQQ ($1,300.9 M)
13 Week Fund Flow
Rank: 132 of 132
‑$1,398.0 M
Category Low SPY (‑$1,398.0 M)
Category High IVV ($3,913.7 M)
26 Week Fund Flow
Rank: 140 of 140
‑$15,643.6 M
Category Low SPY (‑$15,643.6 M)
Category High VOO ($4,794.7 M)
Year to Date Fund Flow
Rank: 146 of 146
‑$18,893.3 M
Category Low SPY (‑$18,893.3 M)
Category High VOO ($5,748.6 M)
1 Year Fund Flow
Rank: 4 of 126
$5,523.3 M
Category Low IWB (‑$1,055.5 M)
Category High IVV ($16,062.4 M)
3 Year Fund Flow
Rank: 3 of 86
$25,573.8 M
Category Low FV (‑$1,392.6 M)
Category High IVV ($50,223.1 M)
5 Year Fund Flow
Rank: 4 of 68
$26,029.6 M
Category Low QQQ (‑$4,195.1 M)
Category High IVV ($63,755.0 M)

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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 Valuation

This section shows how the P/E multiple of this ETF compares to the peer group Category.

P/E Ratio
Rank: 35 of 143
Category Low WBIL (-9899.0)
Category High JKE (35.43)

SPY Technicals

Volatility Analysis

This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group Category.

5 Day Volatility
Rank: 138 of 145
Category Low FEX (1.74%)
Category High FPX (141.84%)
20 Day Volatility
Rank: 110 of 144
Category Low CCOR (4.43%)
Category High UDBI (33.24%)
50 Day Volatility
Rank: 112 of 142
Category Low CCOR (5.11%)
Category High LRGE (26.94%)
200 Day Volatility
Rank: 91 of 137
Category Low CCOR (5.83%)
Category High FTXD (23.23%)
Rank: 96 of 142
Category Low VSDA (-3.16)
Category High WBIF (28.21)
Standard Deviation
Rank: 4 of 120
Category Low CCOR (0.36%)
Category High ONEQ (17.76%)


  • 20 Day MA: $274.61
  • 60 Day MA: $271.37
  • MACD 15 Period: 5.41
  • MACD 100 Period: 9.98
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 3.18
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 2.97
  • RSI 10 Day: 66
  • RSI 20 Day: 61
  • RSI 30 Day: 58
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 69

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $268.95
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $281.65
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $268.75
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $280.30
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $269.62
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $280.22

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $278.86
  • Support Level 2: $278.12
  • Resistance Level 1: $280.13
  • Resistance Level 2: $280.66


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 73.26
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 88.54
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 70.18
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 82.20

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