This ETF offers broad-based emerging markets exposure, and as such may be a core holding in many long-term portfolios. SCHE is generally similar to popular EM ETFs such as VWO and EEM, including hundreds of individual securities across more than a dozen different economies. Like most EM ETFs, SCHE has a heavy tilt towards the energy and financial sectors, and is dominated by large cap stocks. There are a few noteworthy items about SCHE for those seeking emerging markets exposure. Relative to VWO and EEM, this ETF makes considerably smaller allocations to quasi-developed countries such as Taiwan and South Korea--potentially making it more appealing to those seeking BRIC-heavy EM exposure. Like all Schwab ETFs, this fund may be eligible for commission-free trading in Schwab accounts, further reducing the overall cost and certainly appealing to those with a more active approach to asset allocation and portfolio management. Finally, SCHE offers a very competitive expense ratio (though slightly higher than VWO).
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for SCHE on several different metrics, including liquidity, expenses, performance, volatility, dividend, concentration of holdings in addition to an overall rating. The "A+ Metric Rated ETF" field, available to ETFdb Pro members, shows the ETF in the Emerging Markets Equities with the highest Metric Realtime Rating for each individual field. To view all of this data, sign up for a free 14-day trial for ETFdb Pro. To view information on how the ETFdb Realtime Ratings work, click here.View the Category Report
The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for this ETF and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb.com Category.
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This ETF is currently available for commission free trading on the following platforms: (Charles Schwab)
There are 36 other ETFs in the Emerging Markets Equities ETFdb.com Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:
This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb.com Category.
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This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.
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