Best SPDR ETFs for 2015

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Finding best ETFs for 2015 is important. The following will look into best SPDR exchange traded funds. There are several branches of ETFs including U.S. stock ETF, index ETF, bond fund, international stock fund, etc.

SPDR ETF is part State Street Global Advisors offering. It has been licensed for use by State Street Corporation. The ETF distributor is State Street Global Markets, LLC, member of FINRA & SIPC. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of State Street Corporation.

Popular SPDR Funds

We review rankings from Morningstar, Lipper, Zacks, TheStreet.com, U.S. News, and Standard & Poor’s. You can learn from our methodology from variety of our previous articles. You can also find the 1 year average returns of these best mutual funds from this list.

Best SPDR ETFs for 2015 are:
    Best SPDR ETFs for 2015
  • SPDR Barclays Long Term Corporate Bond ETF (LWC)
  • SPDR Barclays Long Term Treasury ETF (TLO)
  • SPDR Barclays TIPS ETF (IPE)
  • SPDR Dow Jones Global Real Estate ETF (RWO)
  • SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (DIA)
  • SPDR Nuveen Barclays Build America Bond ETF (BABS)
  • SPDR Nuveen S&P High Yield Muni Bond ETF (HYMB)
  • SPDR Russell 1000 ETF (ONEK)
  • SPDR Russell 3000 ETF (THRK)
  • SPDR Russell Small Cap Completeness ETF (RSCO)
  • SPDR S&P 400 Mid Cap Growth ETF (MDYG)
  • SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY)
  • SPDR S&P 500 Growth ETF (SPYG)
  • SPDR S&P 500 Value ETF (SPYV)
  • SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap ETF (SLY)
  • SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap Growth ETF (SLYG)
  • SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap Value ETF (SLYV)
  • SPDR S&P Aerospace & Defense ETF (XAR)
  • SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (XBI)
  • SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (SDY)
  • SPDR S&P Emerging Latin America ETF (GML)
  • SPDR S&P Emerging Middle East & Africa ETF (GAF)
  • SPDR S&P Insurance ETF (KIE)
  • SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF (MDY)
  • SPDR S&P Pharmaceuticals ETF (XPH)
  • SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF (KRE)
  • SPDR S&P Retail ETF (XRT)
  • SPDR S&P Software & Services ETF (XSW)
  • SPDR S&P Transportation ETF (XTN)
  • Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLK)
  • Materials Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLB)
  • Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE)
  • Consumer Discretion Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLY)

SPDR S&P 500 ETF

SPDR S&P 500 ETF is one of the best SPDR ETFs. It has $203 billion of assets. AS one of the largest ETFs, this exchange traded fund is tracking the performance of the S&P 500 Index. It has a low expense fee of 0.09%. The current dividend yield is 1.87%.

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Morningstar has ranked this SPDR ETF with 4 star rating. In 2014, it has a total return of 13.46%. This ETF has returned 18.49% over the past 3 year, and 14.56% over the past 5 year. Top 3 stocks in its holdings are Apple Inc, Microsoft Corp, and Exxon Mobil Corporation.

SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF

Ranked with 4 star rating, this SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF is investing in stocks of companies listed in the S&P MidCap 400 index. It has total assets of $15 billion. The current share price is $260.48. The expense fee is 0.25%.

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This top SPDR ETF has a 3 year average return of 17.65%. Top 3 stocks in its holdings are Skyworks Solutions Inc, Equinix Inc, and Henry Schein Inc. Top 3 sectors are industrials, technology, and consumer cyclical.

ETF Performance


Fund NameTicker1 Year Return %
SPDR Barclays Long Term Corp Bd ETFLWC15.62
SPDR Barclays Long Term Treasury ETFTLO17.78
SPDR Barclays TIPS ETFIPE3.36
SPDR Dow Jones Global Real Estate ETFRWO18.63
SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETFDIA13.05
SPDR Nuveen Barclays Build Amer Bd ETFBABS17.77
SPDR Nuveen S&P High Yield Muni Bd ETFHYMB14.93
SPDR Russell 1000 ETFONEK16.53
SPDR Russell 3000 ETFTHRK15.9
SPDR Russell Small Cap Completeness ETFRSCO10.97
SPDR S&P 400 Mid Cap Growth ETFMDYG10.89
SPDR S&P 500 ETFSPY17.15
SPDR S&P 500 Growth ETFSPYG19.18
SPDR S&P 500 Value ETFSPYV14.44
SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap ETFSLY6.37
SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap Growth ETFSLYG4.26
SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap Value ETFSLYV8.19
SPDR S&P Aerospace & Defense ETFXAR13.01
SPDR S&P Biotech ETFXBI41.85
SPDR S&P Dividend ETFSDY15.05
SPDR S&P Emerging Latin America ETFGML-1.81
SPDR S&P Emerging Middle East&Afr ETFGAF12.07
SPDR S&P Insurance ETFKIE8.26
SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETFMDY12.6
SPDR S&P Pharmaceuticals ETFXPH34.49
SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETFKRE3.16
SPDR S&P Retail ETFXRT6.93
SPDR S&P Software & Services ETFXSW9.02
SPDR S&P Transportation ETFXTN33.11
Technology Select Sector SPDR ETFXLK25.62
Materials Select Sector SPDR ETFXLB15.65
Energy Select Sector SPDR ETFXLE-0.29
Consumer Discret Sel Sect SPDR ETFXLY10.16

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