Here are the ETFs that track the S&P 500 right now.
- SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY): Â The SPDR S&P 500 ETF is a mammoth ETF which was created in 1993. It is low cost with a net expense ratio of just 0.0945%.
- iShares S&P 500 Growth Index Fund (IVW): This is another ETF that tracks the S&P 500, and has an expense ratio of 0.18%. This one has an inception date of 05/22/200.
Apart from these two regular S&P 500 ETF, — Proshares offer you leveraged ETFs that are double long and double short on the S&P 500.
- Ultra S&P 500 ETF (SSO): ProsShares Ultra S&P 500 ETF seeks daily returns that correspond to twice the return on the index for a single day.
- UltraShort S&P 500 ETF (SDS): This is a daily leveraged inverse ETF that corresponds to twice the opposite of daily performance of S&P 500. It has a net expense ratio of 0.91%.
S&P 500 Index
The index itself contains 500 leading companies in the leading industries in the United States. As on September 30th 2009, these were the top ten holdings of the index.
|JP Morgan Chase & Co.||1.85%|
|Procter & Gamble||1.81%|
|Johnson & Johnson||1.80%|
|Bank of America||1.57%|
Here is a breakdown of S&P 500 based on sectors. Source: S&P 500 Factsheet