Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)

Flexible, efficient global investing.

An ETF, or exchange-traded fund, is an investment fund or portfolio of securities that holds assets like stocks, bonds, or commodities. Most ETFs track market indexes, from the very broad to the very narrow. ETFs aren't purchased or sold once a day like a mutual fund, but instead trade like stock on an exchange.

Their flexibility and liquidity allow investors to quickly seize market opportunities as they arise—without tying up capital.

Diversify with broad international market access.

  • Subject to eligibility, Schwab offers international investors a wide range of ETFs, including both U.S.-listed ETFs and European-domiciled UCITS ETFs.
  • Leverage ETFs to quickly seize market opportunities as they arise—and to diversify your portfolio across global markets.

Take advantage of Schwab resources.

  • Our ETF research and screening tools help you compare cost, quality, holdings, and performance.
  • We provide the expertise and guidance you need to build your ETF portfolio.

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