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Schwab 1000 Index®

Charles Schwab Investment Management has been an industry leader in index investments for more than 25 years. We offer investors low-cost ETFs and index mutual funds, 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, Charles Schwab Investment 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

Investment Insights

Perspective from Founder and Chairman Charles R. Schwab on the benefits of index-based strategies and the historical dynamics of the Schwab 1000 Index.
Investment Insights

In this client-approved paper, we discuss why we believe a prudent investment strategy should include a combination of both market-cap and fundamentally weighted indices.