List of S&P 500 ETFs Listed on U.S. Exchanges
The S&P 500 Index is comprised of 500 of the largest U.S. companies and is considered a benchmark for not only the large-cap segment of the U.S. equities market but the broad U.S. market as well. The S&P is such a widely followed index that it has almost as many ETFs based on it as the Dow, NASDAQ and Russell 1000 combined. Here are a few notes on this very large selection of ETFs.
S&P Index: If you are looking to invest in an ETF that is based on the S&P index with no variations, then you have three choices IVV, SPY and VOO. SPY is the most traded of these three and also one of the most traded ETFs in the world.
Leveraged and Short: All of the normal short and leveraged ETFs are available (-1x, -2x, -3x, 2x and 3x) in addition to a lightly leveraged ETF issued by Direxion.
Growth and Value: This type of style ETF is based upon an index that identifies stocks with either growth or value characteristics. Guggenheim has ETFs is both categories that eliminates the overlap that exists in these categories as there are many companies that are categorized as both growth and value companies in the other ETFs.
Other Strategy ETFs: There is quite a variation of style ETFs that are based on the companies in the S&P 500 which include beta, dividend and volatility ETFs.
S&P 500 ETFs
S&P 500 Buyback ETFs
S&P 500 Dividend ETFs and ETNs
PowerShares S&P 500 High Dividend Portfolio (SPHD) (Companies with High Dividend Yields and Low Volatility)
UBS ETRACS Monthly Pay 2x Leveraged S&P Dividend ETN (SDYL) (Dividend aristocrats and leverage)
S&P 500 Equal Weight ETFs
S&P 500 Growth ETFs
S&P 500 Leveraged ETFs
Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bull 1.25X Shares (LLSP) (Daily Target: 1.25x)
Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bull 2X Shares (SPUU) (Daily Target: 2x)
Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bull 3x Shares (SPXL) (Daily Target: 3x)
ProShares Ultra S&P500 (SSO) (Daily Target: 2x)
ProShares UltraPro S&P 500 (UPRO) (Daily Target: 3x)
UBS ETRACS Monthly Reset 2xLeveraged S&P 500 Total Return ETN (SPLX) (Daily Target: 2x)
S&P 500 Momentum ETFs
S&P 500 Put-Write Strategy
S&P 500 Short ETFs
Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bear 1X Shares (SPDN) (Daily Target: -1x)
ProShares Short S&P 500 ETF (SH) (Daily Target: -1x)
ProShares UltraShort S&P 500 (SDS) (Daily Target: -2x)
Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bear 3X Shares (SPXS) (Daily Target: -3x)
ProShares UltraPro Short S&P 500 (SPXU) (Daily Target: -3x)
S&P 500 Value ETFs
S&P 500 Volatility ETFs and ETNs
PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility Portfolio (SPLV) (Companies in the S&P 500 Index that have demonstrated low volatility over the last year)
Actively Managed ETFs
AdvisorShares Madrona Domestic ETF (FWDD) (Attempts to outperform the S&P 500)