Fixed Income Strategies

Fixed income investments can play an important role in helping investors diversify their portfolios, plan for retirement, generate income, and potentially minimize taxes.

What we offer

Our fixed income strategies are available in ETFs, mutual funds, and separately managed accounts that seek to deliver consistent results across a range of market environments. They cover all major sectors, including broad market, government, corporate, and municipals.

Our approach

We focus on what’s best for meeting investor needs. And that means taking a philosophical approach that uses qualitative and quantitative elements for managing risk. We also focus on keeping fund fees and expenses low to help benefit investors’ total net return.


Separately managed accounts

Our separately managed account (SMA) product lineup gives investors more control, personalization, and transparency for investing. For fixed income, we offer a wide range of SMAs, including Wasmer Schroeder™ Strategies, with both taxable and tax-exempt actively managed options.

Learn about our separately managed accounts.


Mutual funds

We offer a straightforward lineup of fixed income mutual funds designed to build the foundation of your clients’ portfolios. Fund expenses are competitive, with index mutual expenses starting as low as 0.04%, with no investment minimum.1 And our tools help make researching and selecting mutual funds easier for both you and your clients.

Learn about our mutual funds.



Our bond ETF offerings provide your clients with a wide range of low-cost choices for strengthening the diversity of their portfolios. Additionally, our bond ETFs can potentially offer tax efficiency, liquidity, and transparency. Use our advisor tools to help you better evaluate and screen our ETF selection.

Learn about our ETFs.

Fixed income insights

See what our executives, strategists, and fixed income specialists have to say about the market as it relates to fixed income strategies.

Schwab Market Update

U.S. stocks declined, giving back some of the gains from earlier this week as the volatility in the currency and bond markets continued to be a major source of uneasiness for investors. On the economic front, jobless claims accelerated slightly more than expected. The economic calendar will continue to heat up tomorrow, with the highly anticipated September nonfarm payroll report slated for release. Treasury yields increased, and the U.S. dollar gained ground. Crude oil prices rose as investors digested yesterday's OPEC+ oil production cut, and gold turned higher. In earnings news, Constellation Brands and Conagra traded lower even as both companies topped earnings estimates. Additionally, Costco Wholesale released data which showed that net sales were lower than the previous month’s read, but remained positive year-over-year. Asian stocks finished mostly higher, and European stocks were lower as the markets in the region continued to grapple with the implications of monetary policy actions from central banks around the world.

Stocks subdued as yields and dollar continue to rise.

The November Soybeans contract (SX22) has fallen 1.28% to 1365.75 in Wednesday’s late morning trading as soybean harvest passes 22% completion.