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The SPDR S&P 500 trust is an ETF (exchange-traded fund), which trades on the NYSE Arca stock exchange, under its ticker SPY.
SPDR is short for the Standard & Poor's Depositary Receipts, which is the former name of the ETF, originally issued by State Street Global Advisors in 1993.
An exchange-traded fund is a financial instrument giving investors exposure to a basket of securities.
SPY is not only the oldest ETF, but also the most popular in the US. The fund tracks the performance of the popular S&P 500 stock market index, composed of the largest 500 US companies.
Companies in the index include Amazon, Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Berkshire Hathaway, Johnson & Johnson, Visa, JP Morgan Chase and Procter & Gamble.
How to invest in SPY Stock with Uphold
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- Enter your email address, create a password, and complete an identity check.
- Your account will be activated, and you can start using Uphold.
You can then fund your account with your debit card, credit card, bank account, or crypto deposit.
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