Charles Schwab has once again expanded the lineup of its commission-free ETF trading program, Schwab ETF OneSource. The company announced on Wednesday that it had added another 12 funds from seven different issuers to the platform, bringing the total number of funds offered to 254 from 16 individual issuers.
OneSource is one of the best-known commission-free trading programs available to investors. There are no commissions charged, and investors also do not face any enrollment requirements or early redemption fees.
Schwab noted in a press release that the OneSource program is nearly five years old and saw its assets grow by 47% to more than $100 million during 2017 through the end of November. The program also represented nearly half of Schwab’s total inflows for that time period.
The newly added funds include the following:
- Xtrackers MSCI All China Equity ETF (CN)
- Xtrackers MSCI Germany Hedged Equity ETF (DBGR)
- Global X U.S. Preferred ETF (PFFD)
- Guggenheim BulletShares 2025 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (BSJP)
- Guggenheim BulletShares 2027 Corporate Bond ETF (BSCR)
- IQ Chaikin U.S. Small Cap ETF (CSML)
- PIMCO RAFI Dynamic Multi-Factor Emerging Markets Equity ETF (MFEM)
- PIMCO RAFI Dynamic Multi-Factor International Equity ETF (MFDX)
- PIMCO RAFI Dynamic Multi-Factor U.S. Equity ETF (MFUS)
- SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Emerging Markets Local Bond ETF (EBND)
- SPDR EURO STOXX Small Cap ETF (SMEZ)
- WisdomTree Emerging Markets ex-State-Owned Enterprises Fund (XSOE)
More Expense Ratio Changes
As the new year rolls on, another three ETFs have announced changes to their expense ratios that were effective as of Jan. 1. In these cases, the changes all amount to cost reductions.
The Sit Rising Rate ETF (RISE) saw its expense ratio lowered to 1.09% from 1.71%. Meanwhile, the PowerShares S&P 500 Momentum Portfolio (SPMO) revised its expense ratio from 0.25% to 0.13%, and the PowerShares S&P 500 Enhanced Value Portfolio (SPVU) lowered its expense ratio from 0.25% to 0.13%.
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