Schwab ETFs Struggle In The Shadow Of Vanguard

May 15, 2012


Charles Schwab is often noted as a direct competitor of Vanguard ETFs due to its similar strategic focus on low-cost investment products, but the company still has a long way to go before it catches Vanguard, if ever, according to an article on Forbes.

The article, by financial advisor and longtime ETF user Rick Ferri, compared the performance of a number of funds in the same category. Among those were:

  • Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (NYSEArca: VTI) and the Schwab U.S. Broad Market ETF (NYSEArca: SCHB)
  • Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (NYSEArca: BND) and Schwab U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF (NYSEArca: SCHZ)
  • Vanguard REIT ETF (NYSEArca: VNQ) and Schwab U.S. REIT ETF (NYSEArca: SCHH).


Ferri said that whatever the differences are between the funds, investors shouldn’t refrain from using Schwab ETFs, as each fund provides its own benefits.

To review the full breakdown on the differences between Schwab and Vanguard ETFs, go to

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