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  • ETF
  • SPY
    Pricing Data
    Change: $0.65 (-0.0%)
    Time: 05/25/18
    Previous Close: $272.80
  • Category
  • Large Cap Growth Equities
Last Updated:



Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • 52 Week Lo: $236.13
  • 52 Week Hi: $285.49
  • AUM: $266,686.3 M
  • Shares: 979.6 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 71,221,656
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 93,296,440

Alternative ETFs in the Large Cap Growth Equities Category

Type Ticker Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest SCHB 0.03% $12,214.2 M 736,388 2.83%
Largest (AUM) IVV 0.04% $152,326.4 M 3,999,719 2.37%
Most Liquid (Volume) DIA 0.17% $21,792.3 M 4,906,320 0.83%
Top YTD Performer ARKW 0.75% $527.2 M 215,558 15.78%

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: May 25, 2018

Concentration Analysis

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

Number of Holdings
Rank: 35 of 158
Category Low HACV (2)
Category High ITOT (3126)
% Assets in Top 10
Rank: 66 of 158
Category Low EUSA (2.19%)
Category High FV (100.00%)
% Assets in Top 15
Rank: 96 of 158
Category Low EUSA (3.21%)
Category High FV (100.00%)
% Assets in Top 50
Rank: 112 of 158
Category Low EUSA (9.92%)
Category High DIA (100.00%)

Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
Common equity 99.68%
ETF Cash Component 0.32%

Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Technology 25.5%
Financials 14.38%
Healthcare 13.27%
Consumer, Cyclical 12.41%
Industrials 10.19%
Consumer, Non-Cyclical 6.96%
Energy 6.09%
Basic Materials 2.86%
Utilities 2.75%
Real Estate 2.55%
Telecommunications 1.79%
Other 0.92%
ETF Cash Component 0.32%

Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Large cap 92.9%
Mid cap 6.71%
ETF Cash Component 0.32%
Small cap 0.07%

Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
North America 98.3%
Europe 1.7%

Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
United States 98.3%
Developed Markets (ex-US) 1.7%

Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
United States 98.3%
Ireland 0.94%
United Kingdom 0.6%
Switzerland 0.17%

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: 83 of 142
Category Low PSET (-3.09%)
Category High MILN (1.68%)
4 Week Return
Rank: 84 of 147
Category Low LOGO (-1.27%)
Category High ARKW (7.24%)
13 Week Return
Rank: 99 of 146
Category Low BOTZ (-6.20%)
Category High ENTR (4.58%)
26 Week Return
Rank: 78 of 146
Category Low BOTZ (-5.79%)
Category High ARKW (16.67%)
Year to Date Return
Rank: 76 of 145
Category Low OUSA (-2.97%)
Category High ARKW (15.78%)
1 Year Return
Rank: 79 of 128
Category Low HUSE (3.69%)
Category High ARKW (51.37%)
3 Year Return
Rank: 38 of 87
Category Low WBIE (1.51%)
Category High ARKW (128.92%)
5 Year Return
Rank: 34 of 73
Category Low VQT (16.49%)
Category High ONEQ (126.33%)

SPY Fund Flows

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

1 Week Fund Flow
Rank: 1 of 62
$2,164.3 M
Category Low IWF (‑$156.3 M)
Category High SPY ($2,164.3 M)
4 Week Fund Flow
Rank: 1 of 96
$5,502.2 M
Category Low SPHB (‑$265.3 M)
Category High SPY ($5,502.2 M)
13 Week Fund Flow
Rank: 128 of 129
‑$1,540.0 M
Category Low IVV (‑$2,247.1 M)
Category High VTI ($2,130.6 M)
26 Week Fund Flow
Rank: 1 of 141
$9,515.7 M
Category Low IWF (‑$809.0 M)
Category High SPY ($9,515.7 M)
Year to Date Fund Flow
Rank: 142 of 142
‑$11,511.7 M
Category Low SPY (‑$11,511.7 M)
Category High IVV ($7,882.2 M)
1 Year Fund Flow
Rank: 2 of 123
$14,404.7 M
Category Low IWF (‑$1,184.0 M)
Category High IVV ($24,042.8 M)
3 Year Fund Flow
Rank: 2 of 84
$43,660.3 M
Category Low FV (‑$891.4 M)
Category High IVV ($53,603.3 M)
5 Year Fund Flow
Rank: 3 of 70
$40,742.6 M
Category Low OEF (‑$1,260.9 M)
Category High IVV ($67,183.3 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: 25 of 131
Category Low SPYB (14.32)
Category High ARKW (45.34)

SPY Technicals

Volatility Analysis

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

5 Day Volatility
Rank: 134 of 147
Category Low XLG (0.77%)
Category High FPX (136.32%)
20 Day Volatility
Rank: 98 of 147
Category Low PBUS (2.33%)
Category High UDBI (31.72%)
50 Day Volatility
Rank: 88 of 146
Category Low CWS (10.09%)
Category High PRID (27.53%)
200 Day Volatility
Rank: 63 of 140
Category Low ACWV (11.73%)
Category High ARKW (24.16%)
Rank: 75 of 127
Category Low CWS (-1.49)
Category High ESG (5.71)
Standard Deviation
Rank: 4 of 122
Category Low HACV (0.81%)
Category High ONEQ (17.01%)


  • 20 Day MA: $269.67
  • 60 Day MA: $268.03
  • MACD 15 Period: 0.67
  • MACD 100 Period: 1.99
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 49.76
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 13.82
  • RSI 10 Day: 57
  • RSI 20 Day: 55
  • RSI 30 Day: 54
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 62

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $270.93
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $273.60
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $262.08
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $276.80
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $261.65
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $275.58

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: n/a
  • Support Level 2: $270.92
  • Resistance Level 1: n/a
  • Resistance Level 2: $273.48


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 61.45
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 54.47
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 61.74
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 60.11

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