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Insights & Ideas

Keeping you at the forefront of modern investing
The Schwab 1000® Index offers a look back over the past 26 years.
Support your strategy and portfolio by knowing when to invest in exchange-traded funds (ETFs), index funds, and actively managed mutual funds.
Smart beta strategies are proliferating, but do you really understand the difference between the various smart beta options?
Despite the rise of index funds, actively managed funds may still make sense for a lot of investors.
For more than 25 years, the Schwab 1000 Index® has captured the growth of America’s largest stocks, placing Schwab at the forefront of indexing.
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Our mission at Schwab has always been simple: make investing more accessible and cost-effective so it’s easier for everyday people to achieve their goals.

Increasingly popular equity REITs can yield substantial dividends—but carry special risks.
While actively managed mutual funds typically charge higher fees than index funds, they may offer worthwhile benefits—but not if they’re “closet indexing.”
Smart beta strategies vary widely, so investors need to be clear about what each strategy seeks to achieve, and how it aims to achieve it.
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