Charles Schwab launches interactive ETF Industry Outlook

Feb 18th, 2016 | By | Category: ETF and Index News

Charles Schwab, a low cost broker, has unveiled the Schwab ETF OneSource 2016 ETF Industry Outlook, an interactive microsite that explores the ETF topics and trends that will be most important to investors and advisors in the year ahead.

Charles Schwab launch interactive ETF microsite

Heather Fischer, Vice President of ETF Platform Management at Schwab.

The microsite coincides with the third anniversary of the firm’s commission-free platform, Schwab ETF OneSource, and features insights from 13 providers of ETFs.

The microsite offers analysis of themes such as asset class trends, sector ETFs, actively-managed ETFs, currency management, smart beta strategies, and more.

Heather Fischer, Vice President of ETF Platform Management at Charles Schwab, commented: “So many investors now view ETFs as the foundational component of a well-diversified investment portfolio. On average, investors already using ETFs are now allocating one-fifth of their total portfolios to these versatile products. The Schwab ETF OneSource 2016 ETF Industry Outlook is a dynamic collaboration among Schwab ETF OneSource participants designed to shed light on the ETF landscape and provide investors with practical insights about ETF investing in today’s market environment.”

The ETF providers participating in the Schwab ETF OneSource 2016 ETF Industry Outlook and their respective areas of contribution are:

ALPS (Sector ETFs)
Direxion (US Equity ETFs)
ETF Securities (Precious Metal ETFs)
Global X (Finding Income Without Bonds)
Guggenheim (Innovation in Fixed Income ETFs)
IndexIQ (Managing Volatility with ETFs)
JP Morgan Asset Management (Strategic Beta: Active Insights for ETFs)
Invesco PowerShares (Smart Beta ETFs)
ProShares (Dividend Equity Investing Strategies)
State Street SPDR ETFs (Active ETFs)
United States Commodity Funds (Characteristics of Commodity ETFs)
WisdomTree (International ETFs)
Charles Schwab Investment Management (Evolution of Low-Cost Portfolios)

The microsite can be accessed at:The Schwab ETF OneSource 2016 ETF Industry Outlook

Schwab’s OneSource platform now hosts 226 commission-free ETFs spanning 66 Morningstar categories from 16 providers. The service is available to individual investors at Schwab, approximately 7,000 independent investment advisors who use Schwab’s custodial services and through Schwab retirement accounts that permit trading of ETFs.

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