Charles Schwab has kicked off trading in a brand-new bond exchange traded fund (ETF). The fund will track the price and yield performance of the Barclays Capital U.S. 3-10 Year Treasury Bond Index.
As with Schwab’s other ETFs, those who have their brokerage accounts with the provider will get free trading of Schwab Intermediate-Term U.S. Treasury ETF (NYSEArca: SCHR). Investors trading with Schwab will get to trade a bond ETF with no trading fees, if they have a brokerage account with the provider. [How to Start Buying and Trading ETFs.]
The benchmark, Barclays Capital U.S. 3-10 Year Treasury Bond Index, includes all publicly-issued U.S. Treasury securities that have a remaining maturity of greater than or equal to three years and less than 10 years, are rated investment-grade, and have $250 million or more of outstanding face value, says ETF Daily News. [Where You Can Get Cheap (or Free!) ETF Trades.]
The ETF will invest up to 90% of net assets in the holdings in the index, and up to 10% of its net assets in securities not included in the index. [The latest provider to file for an active fund.]
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