Access a vast selection of ETFs—with our help

With so many to choose from, deciding which ETFs (exchange-traded funds) are right for you may seem overwhelming. But, based on your goals and how you like to invest, we'll help you find the ones that best meet your needs.

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At Schwab, we make it easy to start investing in ETFs, DIY-style, with straightforward research, and powerful, easy-to-use tools.

  • ETF Select List®

    With its list of low-cost ETFs, expert-picked and prescreened from over 75 categories, this tool helps you narrow your choices and make more confident investing decisions.

  • Fund Finder

    This robust tool lets you evaluate ETFs or mutual funds side-by-side, streamlining the selection process and helping you make better-informed investment decisions.

  • ETF screeners

    Schwab screeners let you review category-specific, predefined screens, or create custom screens to help you zero-in on ETFs that are right for you.

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Get help building a diversified portfolio

Get help building a diversified portfolio

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Building a diversified portfolio is a key principle for investing success.1 

But with thousands of funds to choose from across many asset classes, getting started can be challenging. 

Schwab's Personalized Portfolio Builder simplifies this process by helping you build a diversified portfolio of mutual funds or ETFs (exchange-traded funds) that meets your needs. 

Here's how it works. 

First, log in and choose the specific Schwab account you want to build your portfolio in. 

Then you'll select the type of investment you're looking for. You can build an all-mutual fund portfolio—either taxable-bond funds or municipal-bond funds—or an all-ETF portfolio. 

From there you'll choose your risk profile, ranging from conservative to aggressive. Once you choose, you'll see a preview of our recommended asset allocation. 

After that, you'll specify your initial investment. There is no minimum, but we suggest at least $5,000 to ensure proper diversification. 

Next, you'll compare and select from the short list of funds chosen by our experts.2 

The charts provide information on recent performance history, or you can dive deeper for a more thorough comparison. 

Once you select a fund, the Personalized Portfolio Builder automatically calculates the number of shares you need to purchase in order to match your target asset allocation. 

You'll choose across multiple asset classes to build your new diversified portfolio. You can customize your allocation percentages to fit your preferences or opt out of an asset class altogether. 

Once you've completed your selections, click the Trade button to purchase the funds. You'll now be able to track and monitor your positions from your account. 

To access the Personalized Portfolio Builder and get started on your own diversified portfolio, open an account in just minutes on or call us with any questions at 866-855-7728.

1. Diversification strategies do not ensure a profit and do not protect against losses in declining markets. 

2. For illustrative purposes only. All tickers are hypothetical and do not represent any actual investment. Please see important disclosures at the end of this presentation. 



Get help building a diversified portfolio

Create a personalized ETF portfolio with the free Schwab Personalized Portfolio Builder tool.

  • Determine your fund preference, risk profile, and initial investment

  • Choose from ETFs or mutual funds

  • No minimum investment required

  • Great for investors who may not have the time or interest to focus on portfolio building

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Let us manage your portfolio

Choose from two intelligent solutions and make your ETF investing smart, simple, and automated.

    Schwab Intelligent Portfolios®

    Automated investing

    Our robo-advisor builds, monitors, and automatically rebalances a diversified portfolio based on your goals.
    You can get help from Schwab professionals any time, 24/7.

    Schwab Intelligent Portfolios Premium™

    Automated investing professional financial guidance

    Our approach combines our powerful online planning tool with unlimited 1:1 guidance from a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional.

Please read the Schwab Intelligent Portfolios Solutions™ disclosure brochures for important information, pricing, and disclosures related to the Schwab Intelligent Portfolios and Schwab Intelligent Portfolios Premium programs. 

Schwab Intelligent Portfolios® and Schwab Intelligent Portfolios Premium® are made available through Charles Schwab & Co. Inc. ("Schwab"), a dually registered investment advisor and broker dealer. Portfolio management services are provided by Charles Schwab Investment Management, Inc. ("CSIM"). Schwab and CSIM are subsidiaries of The Charles Schwab Corporation.

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