This ETF is linked to the Dow Jones U.S. Large-Cap Value Total Stock Market Index, which offers exposure to large-cap companies that exhibit value characteristics within the U.S. equity market. Investors with a longer-term horizon should consider the importance of large cap value stocks and the benefits they can add to any well-balanced portfolio including dividends and rock solid stability. Companies within this segment are often considered some of the safest firms in the world and tend to be in more stable industries as well, potentially skewing some portfolios that are heavy in value securities. SCHV is linked to an index consisting of roughly 300 holdings and exposure is tilted most heavily towards financials, energy, and consumer staples. Although the fund isn't as diversified as some in the category, its rock bottom expense ratio makes it an intriguing choice for buy and holders especially if they have a Charles Schwab account and can trade this product for free.