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Index

Index mutual funds and index exchange-traded funds (ETFs) can help provide efficient access to a wide swath of markets—often at lower costs than actively managed funds.

Introducing the Schwab Crypto Thematic ETF

Our crypto thematic ETF is designed to deliver global exposure to companies that may benefit from the development or use of cryptocurrencies and other digital assets, as well as blockchain and other distributed-ledger technology.

What we offer

In 1991, we launched our first index fund, the Schwab 1000 Index® Fund, based on Schwab's proprietary index methodology. Since then, we've become the fifth-largest ETF provider in the U.S., with over $232 billion in AUM, and the third-largest retail index mutual fund provider in the U.S., with over $115 billion in AUM.1 We offer index products that give investors the tools to build a diversified portfolio.

Index solutions

Our approach

We focus on the investor, rather than chasing down the latest investment trend. Our index mutual funds and index ETFs include simple, low-cost, core investment products, spanning both broad-based equity and bond markets, and can help offer the diversification required in a well-rounded portfolio.

Differentiators

  • Among the lowest costs in the industry. 
  • No minimum investment.
  • 21 out of 26 of our index ETFs exceed $1 billion in AUM.2

Benefits

  • Established, long-tenured investment management expertise.
  • Build a diversified portfolio for only four basis points on average by investing in just three Schwab ETF products.3
  • Average expense ratio of 11 basis points across our index ETFs and 14 basis points across our index mutual funds.4

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Low-cost index philosophy

Expenses matter. Every basis point counts in helping investors achieve their investment goals. That's why we're focused on offering the index products investors and their advisors want—at competitive costs. 
 

Schwab market cap index ETFs

Schwab ETF expenses are among the lowest in the industry. 85% of Schwab market cap index ETFs have expenses lower than 0.10%, with an asset-weighted average expense ratio of just 0.05%.5

Compare costs of Schwab market cap index ETFs to Vanguard

market cap index ETFs

Schwab Fundamental Index* mutual funds and ETFs

While fund expenses should not be the only factor in choosing a strategic beta strategy, selecting a strategy with a low expense ratio remains an important consideration—especially over long time horizons. The average expense ratio for Schwab Fundamental Index ETFs and mutual funds is 0.30% and 0.32%, respectively —lower than the industry average of 0.43% for strategic beta ETFs and 0.80% for strategic beta mutual funds.6

Learn more about Schwab Fundamental Index mutual funds and ETFs

Schwab Fundamental Index mutual funds and ETFs

Schwab market cap mutual funds

Schwab offers market cap index mutual funds with no minimums at among the lowest costs in the industry. All Schwab market cap index mutual fund expenses are less than 0.10%, with an asset-weighted average expense ratio of just 0.03%.7

Learn more about Schwab market cap mutual funds

Schwab market cap mutual funds

Advisor tools

Use these financial tools to gain more comprehensive insight into investment products.

Advisor tools

Fee impact simulator

Use the fee impact simulator to see the long-term effects of pricing on a portfolio.

Fund explorer

Help your clients get exceptional value from their investments with the fund explorer.

Featured index products

See our highlighted index mutual funds and ETFs or browse all our investment products.

Index insights

See what our executives and strategists have to say about index investing.

Investment Insights

How do you choose the right crypto-related ETF? This short paper is designed to help investors understand existing crypto-related ETFs, the differences and relationships between blockchain and cryptocurrencies, and how a crypto-related fund may complement a diversified portfolio.
Schwab Market Update

U.S. equities were mixed and ended near the starting line as investors digested the highly anticipated November labor report which showed stronger-than-expected job growth. Nonfarm payrolls, private sector payrolls, and average hourly earnings all rose more than estimates, while the unemployment rate remained at October’s level. The report seemed to temper market expectations for a less aggressive Fed in the near-term, as hopes for such intensified earlier in the week after Fed Chair Powell suggested that the Central Bank could slow the pace of its tightening campaign as early as this month. Treasury yields diverged following the data, and the U.S. dollar dipped, while crude oil prices decreased in choppy trading, and gold pulled back from yesterday's solid rise. Earnings reports continued to trickle in, with Marvell Technology falling short of expectations on both the top and bottom lines and slashing its guidance, while Ulta Beauty trounced the Street's forecasts amid soaring same-store sales growth. The labor report dominated today’s economic calendar, but next week will introduce some notable releases, including December’s Producer Price Index, reads on the services sector, consumer sentiment, and more. Asian stocks finished with broad losses, and European stocks ended mixed, as the global markets searched for some clarity on China's latest moves regarding its COVID-related restrictions.
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Stocks drop following strong employment data.
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The January Light Sweet Crude Oil contract (CLF23) has increased 3.49% to 80.93 in Wednesday’s mid-morning trading after the EIA released their weekly petroleum data giving insight into crude supplies.
Financial planning

This quick reference guide is a great resource for 2023 planning discussions with clients, summarizing tax deductions, tax credits, and contributions to retirement plans found in various federal tax publications and websites.