This ETF offers exposure to large and mid cap stocks from about 20 developed markets outside of the U.S., making SCHF one option for accessing an asset class that is a cornerstone of many long-term balanced portfolios. SCHF is an excellent choice for a number of reasons. With close to 1,000 individual holdings, this ETF brings immediate diversification, especially since exposure is balanced across individual stocks, sectors, and countries. Moreover, SCHF includes exposure to Canada, a region that many EAFE ETFs, such as EFA and VEA, overlook entirely. That can result in more balanced exposure, and the inclusion of the resource-rich Canadian economy (albeit in a relatively small dose) can be valuable in certain environments.Finally, SCHF is extremely cost efficient; the bargain basement expense ratio and ability to trade commission free in certain accounts should appeal to any cost-conscious investors. There are a number of alternatives to SCHF, but few (if any) make a better pick for a long-term balanced portfolio.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for SCHF 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 Foreign Large Cap 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.
This ETF is currently available for commission free trading on the following platforms: (Charles Schwab)
There are 21 other ETFs in the Foreign Large Cap 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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