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The expansion of the ETF industry over the last several years has been truly impressive, as the product lineup has grown to more than 1,200 exchange-traded products and assets have passed the $1 trillion mark. But May marked a small step backwards, as ETF assets dipped slightly as a result of both weak equity market performance and net outflows. According to the latest data from the National Stock Exchange, ETF assets stood at $1.11 trillion at the end of May, down about 2% from the April total. [click to continue…]

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Schwab Rolls Out REIT ETF (SCHH), Mid Cap ETF (SCHM)

by on January 13, 2011 | Updated April 19, 2013

Charles Schwab announced the latest addition to its ETF lineup today, launching the Schwab U.S. REIT ETF (SCHH) and Schwab U.S. Mid-Cap ETF (SCHM). The real estate fund will seek to replicate the performance of the Dow Jones U.S. Select REIT Index, the same index to which the SPDR Dow Jones REIT ETF (RWR) is linked. With an expense ratio of 0.13%. SCHH will be the cheapest ETF in the Real Estate ETFdb Category, which previously averaged 0.43% (VNQ was previously the cheapest at 0.15%). [click to continue…]

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As 2009 draws to a close, it appears that this will be another “year of the mid cap.” Although equities of all sizes have posted strong gains this year (particularly when compared to 2008), mid caps have led the way, and mid cap ETFs have  generally outperformed their small and large cap peers. Some investors […]

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Charles Schwab, one of the world’s best known and largest asset management firms, recently took another step towards finally breaking into the rapidly-expanding ETF industry. Earlier this month, Schwab filed paperwork with the SEC to launch nine ETFs. The proposed funds will have the benefit of the Schwab name (and the tremendous resources that come […]

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