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 12 ETFs.

0.05% p.a. - 0.40% p.a.
annual total expense ratio
track the S&P 500®
30.09%
return in GBP 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 GBP

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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 GBP
TER
in %
Use of profits Fund domicile Replication method
iShares Core S&P 500 UCITS ETFIE00B5BMR087 14,392 0.07% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
Vanguard S&P 500 UCITS ETFIE00B3XXRP09 13,049 0.07% p.a. Distributing Ireland Full replication
iShares S&P 500 UCITS ETF (Dist)IE0031442068 6,268 0.40% p.a. Distributing Ireland Optimized sampling
Source S&P 500 UCITS ETF AIE00B3YCGJ38 2,121 0.05% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Unfunded swap
HSBC S&P 500 UCITS ETF USDIE00B5KQNG97 1,709 0.09% p.a. Distributing Ireland Full replication
db x-trackers S&P 500 UCITS ETF 1CLU0490618542 1,580 0.20% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Unfunded swap
SPDR S&P 500 UCITS ETFIE00B6YX5C33 1,201 0.09% p.a. Distributing Ireland Full replication
Amundi ETF S&P 500 UCITS ETF EURFR0010892224 660 0.15% p.a. Accumulating France Unfunded swap
Lyxor S&P 500 UCITS ETF D-USDLU0496786657 328 0.15% p.a. Distributing Luxembourg Unfunded swap
Amundi ETF S&P 500 UCITS ETF USDFR0010912576 244 0.15% p.a. Accumulating France Unfunded swap
UBS ETF (IE) S&P 500 UCITS ETF (USD) A-disIE00B7K93397 163 0.12% p.a. Distributing Ireland Full replication
UBS ETF (IE) S&P 500 SF UCITS ETF (USD) A-accIE00B4JY5R22 137 0.22% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Swap-based

Source: justETF.com; As of 06/12/16

 

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 %
db x-trackers S&P 500 UCITS ETF 1C 0.92% 6.75% 23.85% 29.77% 68.44%
Amundi ETF S&P 500 UCITS ETF EUR 0.99% 6.82% 24.30% 29.52% 67.89%
iShares Core S&P 500 UCITS ETF 0.94% 6.71% 23.84% 29.52% 68.01%
Source S&P 500 UCITS ETF A 0.93% 6.70% 24.12% 29.52% 68.00%
Lyxor S&P 500 UCITS ETF D-USD 1.01% 6.80% 24.08% 29.47% 66.40%
UBS ETF (IE) S&P 500 SF UCITS ETF (USD) A-acc 0.93% 6.74% 24.11% 29.45% 67.23%
Amundi ETF S&P 500 UCITS ETF USD 0.46% 6.69% 23.97% 29.40% 67.36%
SPDR S&P 500 UCITS ETF 0.93% 6.65% 23.54% 29.08% 65.58%
Vanguard S&P 500 UCITS ETF 0.93% 6.67% 23.84% 29.07% 65.79%
UBS ETF (IE) S&P 500 UCITS ETF (USD) A-dis 0.92% 6.70% 23.61% 29.01% 65.46%
HSBC S&P 500 UCITS ETF USD 0.85% 6.61% 23.95% 28.88% 65.14%
iShares S&P 500 UCITS ETF (Dist) 0.92% 6.59% 23.50% 28.75% 64.71%
ETF   2016
in %
2015
in %
2014
in %
2013
in %
2012
in %
db x-trackers S&P 500 UCITS ETF 1C 30.32% 6.22% 20.16% 28.48% 10.55%
iShares Core S&P 500 UCITS ETF 30.09% 6.11% 20.17% 28.75% 10.54%
Source S&P 500 UCITS ETF A 30.09% 6.14% 20.14% 28.67% 9.36%
UBS ETF (IE) S&P 500 SF UCITS ETF (USD) A-acc 30.06% 5.93% 19.87% 28.72% 10.33%
Amundi ETF S&P 500 UCITS ETF EUR 30.01% 5.86% 20.34% 28.68% 11.00%
Amundi ETF S&P 500 UCITS ETF USD 29.95% 6.02% 19.97% 28.70% 10.49%
SPDR S&P 500 UCITS ETF 29.80% 6.03% 19.91% 28.62% -
UBS ETF (IE) S&P 500 UCITS ETF (USD) A-dis 29.52% 5.99% 19.81% 28.55% -
iShares S&P 500 UCITS ETF (Dist) 29.49% 5.75% 19.55% 28.45% 10.37%
Lyxor S&P 500 UCITS ETF D-USD 28.90% 6.13% 20.09% 28.86% 10.54%
HSBC S&P 500 UCITS ETF USD 28.42% 5.96% 19.89% 28.64% 10.62%
Vanguard S&P 500 UCITS ETF 27.74% 6.08% 20.01% 28.75% -

Source: justETF.com; As of 30/11/16; Calculations in GBP including dividends