Top S&P 500 ETFs

The S&P 500® index

The S&P 500® is the major US stock market index. It tracks the 500 largest US companies. The S&P 500 index weights its constituents by free float market capitalisation.

ETF investors profit from price gains and dividends of the S&P 500 constituents. Currently, the S&P 500 index is tracked by 14 ETFs.

0.05% p.a. - 0.40% p.a.
annual total expense ratio
track the S&P 500®
12.00%
return in EUR in 2016 per 30.11.16

Cost of S&P 500 ETFs

The total expense ratio (TER) of S&P 500 ETFs is between 0.05% p.a. and 0.40% p.a.. In comparison, an actively managed fund on the US like the Franklin U.S. Opportunities Fund A (Acc) EUR costs around 1.81% per year. Calculate your individual cost savings by using our cost calculator.

 

The best S&P 500 ETF by 1-year fund return as of 30.11.16

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The largest S&P 500 ETF by fund size in EUR

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The cheapest S&P 500 ETF by total expense ratio

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S&P 500 ETFs in comparison

The most important factors at a glance

Besides return, there are further important factors to consider when selecting a S&P 500 ETF. In order to provide a sound decision basis, you find a list of all S&P 500 ETFs with details on size, cost, age, use of profits, fund domicile and replication method ranked by fund size.

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Provider
ISIN
  Fund size
in m EUR
TER
in %
Use of profits Fund domicile Replication method
iShares Core S&P 500 UCITS ETFIE00B5BMR087 17,239 0.07% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
iShares S&P 500 UCITS ETF (Dist)IE0031442068 7,426 0.40% p.a. Distributing Ireland Optimized sampling
Source S&P 500 UCITS ETF ADE000A1JM6F5 2,133 0.05% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Unfunded swap
HSBC S&P 500 UCITS ETF USDDE000A1C22M3 2,031 0.09% p.a. Distributing Ireland Full replication
db x-trackers S&P 500 UCITS ETF 1CLU0490618542 1,866 0.20% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Unfunded swap
Lyxor S&P 500 UCITS ETF D-EURLU0496786574 1,531 0.15% p.a. Distributing Luxembourg Unfunded swap
SPDR S&P 500 UCITS ETFIE00B6YX5C33 1,432 0.09% p.a. Distributing Ireland Full replication
Amundi ETF S&P 500 UCITS ETF EURFR0010892224 776 0.15% p.a. Accumulating France Unfunded swap
BNP Paribas Easy S&P 500 UCITS ETF CFR0011550185 588 0.20% p.a. Accumulating France Unfunded swap
Lyxor S&P 500 UCITS ETF C-EURLU1135865084 238 0.15% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Unfunded swap
UBS ETF (IE) S&P 500 UCITS ETF (USD) A-disIE00B7K93397 193 0.12% p.a. Distributing Ireland Full replication
UBS ETF (IE) S&P 500 SF UCITS ETF (USD) A-accIE00B4JY5R22 163 0.22% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Swap-based
ComStage S&P 500 UCITS ETFLU0488316133 117 0.12% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Unfunded swap
Source S&P 500 UCITS ETF BDE000A141DW0 - 0.05% p.a. Distributing Ireland Unfunded swap

Source: justETF.com; As of 10.12.16

 

Return comparison of all S&P 500 ETFs

The table shows the returns of all S&P 500 ETFs in comparison. All return figures are including dividends as of month end. Besides the return the reference date on which you conduct the comparison is important. In order to find the best ETFs, you can also perform a chart comparison.

ETF   1 month
in %
3 months
in %
6 months
in %
1 year
in %
3 years
in %
BNP Paribas Easy S&P 500 UCITS ETF C 6.81% 6.82% 10.93% 7.62% 65.33%
Lyxor S&P 500 UCITS ETF C-EUR 6.79% 6.79% 10.87% 7.40% -
db x-trackers S&P 500 UCITS ETF 1C 6.45% 6.64% 10.53% 7.27% 64.53%
Lyxor S&P 500 UCITS ETF D-EUR 6.79% 6.74% 10.69% 7.14% 63.54%
iShares Core S&P 500 UCITS ETF 6.45% 6.61% 10.51% 7.08% 64.12%
Source S&P 500 UCITS ETF A 6.44% 6.60% 10.46% 7.08% 64.10%
Amundi ETF S&P 500 UCITS ETF EUR 6.13% 6.70% 11.00% 7.05% 64.01%
UBS ETF (IE) S&P 500 SF UCITS ETF (USD) A-acc 6.44% 6.63% 11.01% 7.02% 63.37%
ComStage S&P 500 UCITS ETF 6.42% 6.56% 10.44% 6.99% 63.58%
SPDR S&P 500 UCITS ETF 6.44% 6.56% 10.28% 6.85% 62.33%
UBS ETF (IE) S&P 500 UCITS ETF (USD) A-dis 6.43% 6.60% 10.30% 6.76% 62.19%
HSBC S&P 500 UCITS ETF USD 6.39% 6.50% 10.21% 6.67% 61.88%
iShares S&P 500 UCITS ETF (Dist) 6.40% 6.49% 10.21% 6.56% 61.38%
Source S&P 500 UCITS ETF B 6.44% 6.09% 9.45% 5.22% -
ETF   2016
in %
2015
in %
2014
in %
2013
in %
2012
in %
Lyxor S&P 500 UCITS ETF C-EUR 12.26% 12.58% - - -
db x-trackers S&P 500 UCITS ETF 1C 12.18% 12.75% 28.60% 25.81% 13.12%
Lyxor S&P 500 UCITS ETF D-EUR 12.13% 12.58% 28.80% 26.17% 13.61%
iShares Core S&P 500 UCITS ETF 12.00% 12.62% 28.63% 26.03% 13.14%
Source S&P 500 UCITS ETF A 12.00% 12.65% 28.59% 25.95% 12.03%
UBS ETF (IE) S&P 500 SF UCITS ETF (USD) A-acc 11.95% 12.42% 28.34% 25.94% 12.94%
Amundi ETF S&P 500 UCITS ETF EUR 11.94% 12.32% 28.80% 25.97% 13.58%
BNP Paribas Easy S&P 500 UCITS ETF C 11.92% 13.10% 29.78% - -
SPDR S&P 500 UCITS ETF 11.83% 12.54% 28.31% 25.87% -
UBS ETF (IE) S&P 500 UCITS ETF (USD) A-dis 11.63% 12.48% 28.19% 25.77% -
HSBC S&P 500 UCITS ETF USD 11.57% 12.43% 28.28% 25.87% 13.21%
iShares S&P 500 UCITS ETF (Dist) 11.54% 12.22% 27.97% 25.70% 12.89%
ComStage S&P 500 UCITS ETF 11.24% 12.32% 29.84% 26.96% 11.22%
Source S&P 500 UCITS ETF B 10.38% - - - -

Source: justETF.com; As of 30.11.16; Calculations in EUR including dividends