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SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trading

Spyders ETF Trading Defined and Explained

The S&P 500 SPDR ETF is on par with the Nasdaq-100 Trust in trading activity but the cost per share is higher. The S&P 500 SPDR ETF is essentially a passively-managed fund that allows traders to buy and sell the stocks that make up the S&P 500 Index in one trade. The S&P 500 Index is meant to reflect the fluctuations in the value of the largest stocks in the United States.

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust Prices/Rates

The SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust is price as a market capitalization-weighted index. This total weight is determined by the stock's price multiplied by the number shares outstanding.

SPY ETF Trading Software

Knowing what is going to happen in the market is critical to profitable ETF trading. VantagePoint software forecasts the Spyder ETF high and low for the next day with a very high accuracy, so you'll know where to put your stops and whether to tighten up on them or get out of the trade immediately.

Using forecasts of market trend direction in conjunction with predicted highs and lows greatly increases the potential for successful Spyder ETF trades. VantagePoint even allows you to visualize forecasts and indicators graphically on your computer for ease of use.

Spyder ETF: SPY Trading News

Getting news for SPY is done by most major newspapers. The final close price is given as well as trends. However, the liquidity in SPY makes for frequent changes. The final price often does not reflect what has gone on during the trading day or the profits made off of the ETF.

Spyder ETF Trading Information

Standard and Poor's changes the S&P 500 index to reflect what it perceives as the most important sectors and industries in the market today. Information on the S&P 500 Index is available online with the most up-to-date sectors listed. The Spyder ETF reflects both the daily liquidity and the trends the index follows.

SPY Trading Method Advice

Because the S&P 500 is a market capitalization-weighted index, the trend is that major holdings within that index tend to get bigger and the small tend to get smaller when prices rise. There is much more liquidity in the larger stocks so Spyder traders must keep up on major market moves and reactions that may affect the ETF, as a market cap weighted index can intensify rising and falling prices within the Spyder.

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