Investors should consider carefully information contained in the prospectus, including investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. You can view and download a prospectus by clicking on Prospectuses & Reports. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing.
*Restrictions Apply: Online trades of Schwab ETFs are commission-free at Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. (Member SIPC), while trades of third-party ETFs may be subject to commissions. Broker-Assisted and Automated Phone trades are subject to service charges. Waivers may apply. See the Charles Schwab Pricing Guide for details. All ETFs are subject to management fees and expenses. An exchange processing fee applies to sell transactions.
*Schwab is a registered trademark of Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. Fundamental Index is a registered trademark of Research Affiliates LLC
Investment returns will fluctuate and are subject to market volatility, so that an investor's shares, when redeemed or sold, may be worth less than their original cost. Unlike mutual funds, shares of ETFs are not individually redeemable directly with the ETF.
Shares are bought and sold at market price which may be higher or lower than the net asset value (NAV).
Diversification does not eliminate the risk of market loss.
International investments may involve risk of capital loss from unfavorable fluctuation in currency values, from differences in generally accepted accounting principles or from economic or political instability in other nations. Emerging markets involve heightened risks related to the same factors as well as increased volatility and lower trading volume. Investments in smaller companies typically exhibit higher volatility.
Fixed income securities are subject to increased loss of principal during periods of rising interest rates.
An investment in the fund(s) is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency. Government backing applies only to the government-issued bonds that make up the fund, not the fund itself. TIPS generally have lower yields than conventional fixed rate bonds and will likely decline in price during periods of deflation, which could result in losses.
Investing in REITs may pose additional risks such as real estate industry risk, interest rate risk and liquidity risk. The Schwab U.S. REIT ETF is non-diversified and may invest in securities of relatively few issuers. As a result, the fund may experience increased volatility.
Transactions in shares of the Funds will generate tax consequences and transaction expenses; other account fees may apply. All registered investment companies are obliged to distribute portfolio gains to shareholders at year's end regardless of performance. The information provided is not intended to be investment or tax advice. Tax consequences vary by individual taxpayer.
The information presented represents the author's opinion and should not be considered investment advice. It is not known if the information is accurate or complete.
Schwab ETFs are distributed by SEI Investments Distribution Co. (SIDCO). SIDCO is not affiliated with The Charles Schwab Corporation or any of its affiliates.
"Standard & Poor’s®” and “S&P®” are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC (S&P) and Dow Jones® is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC (Dow Jones). The Dow Jones Total Stock Market, Dow Jones Real Estate and the Dow Jones Dividend Indices are products of S&P Dow Jones Indices or its affiliates, and have been licensed for use by Charles Schwab Investment Management, Inc. (CSIM). “FTSE®” is a trade mark owned by the London Stock Exchange plc and is used by FTSE International Limited (“FTSE”) under licence. The FTSE Global Equity Index Series is calculated by FTSE. Russell Investments (“Russell”) and Research Affiliates LLC (“RA”) have entered into a strategic alliance with respect to the Russell Fundamental Index® Series. The Russell Fundamental Index® Series are joint trademarks of Russell and RA and are used by the funds under license. “Research Affiliates” and “Fundamental Index” are trademarks of RA. Subject to RA’s intellectual property rights in certain content, Russell is the owner of all copyrights related to the Russell Fundamental Index® Series. Russell is the owner of the trademarks and copyrights related to the Russell Indexes. Barclays and the names identifying the Barclays’ indices are trademarks or names of Barclays Bank PLC and its affiliates (“Barclays”) and have been licensed for use by CSIM in connection with the issuance, marketing and promotion of the Schwab ETFs. The Schwab ETFs are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by S&P Dow Jones Indices, FTSE, Russell, RA, Barclays or their respective affiliates (together, the “Index Sponsors”) and the Index Sponsors do not make any representation regarding the advisability of trading in the Schwab ETFs. The Index Sponsors do not accept any obligations or liability in relation to the issuance, marketing, operation or trading of the Schwab ETFs. Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. is not affiliated with Russell or RA.
Neither SIDCO nor CSIM, nor any of their affiliates, are affiliated with the companies listed above.