What Are SPDR Index Funds, and How Can They Boost Your Portfolio?

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Arachnophobics, worry not — SPDRs aren’t at all what they sound like, and they’re certainly not as scary. If you’re in the process of learning more about investing, you might have come across something called SPDR index funds. These financial products have become staples of the American Stock Exchange since they were first introduced in 1993, and they’re popular among investors of all backgrounds.

To help you learn more about SPDRs, we’re taking a look at what they are, how they work and how to determine if they’re right for your portfolio — along with a breakdown of these classic investment options to help you get a well-rounded idea of SPDR strategies.