Schwab 1000 Index®

Schwab Asset Management has been an industry leader in index investments for more than 30 years. We offer low-cost ETFs, index mutual funds and separately-managed accounts, including those based on a Schwab proprietary index, the Schwab 1000 Index.

Schwab's legacy of indexing

Charles R. Schwab launched the Schwab 1000 Index in 1991. His goal? Give investors a simple, low-cost way to participate in the growth of the country’s largest companies. The same year, Schwab Asset Management launched its namesake mutual fund. Then based on demand, a corresponding ETF was launched in 2017.

Schwab 1000 Index® details


A disciplined, rules based approach that ranks the largest U.S. stocks based on market capitalization.


The index provides exposure to the 1,000 largest publicly traded U.S. companies.

Index Performance

With an inception dating back to 1991, the index has a long history of stated performance.

Insights from our team and strategic partners

Fixed Income

Given that starting yields tend to drive fixed income total returns over time, we think the outlook for bonds is quite favorable. This client-approved chart can serve as a conversation starter.