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Asked by Anonymous

Updated on 18 Apr 2019

Is there any difference in buying SPDR S&P 500 in Singapore and US markets?

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Jonathan Chia Guangrong
Jonathan Chia Guangrong, Fund Manager at JCG Fund
Level 6. Master
Answered on 25 Jan 2019

I believe bid offer spread is tighter for SPY, not to mention the trading volume is higher as well. For S27, minimum lot size is 10 shares, whereas you can opt to buy only 1 share of SPY. You can also trade options on SPY which can yield much better returns compared to buying and holding the ETF.

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Lim Peng Boon
Lim Peng Boon,
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Answered on 11 Oct 2018

trading volume not only low...it is like super low

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Darryl Tan
Darryl Tan,
Level 1. Freshie
Answered on 11 Oct 2018

Yes, S27 has much lower trading volume. I don't see any reason why you should buy in SGX over US.

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