- Last Ratings Update:12/31/2014
- Price as of 12/31/2014 :$38.95
- Net Assets:$967.8 Million
- Peer Rank:4 of 121
- Investment Rating:A+
We rate Schwab US REIT ETF at A+. This overall rating indicates it is among the top 10% of all closed end funds in its peer group. Positive factors that influence this rating include a greater than above average total return, low price volatility and low expense structure. The fund invests approximately 100% of its assets in stocks and may be considered for investors seeking a Growth & Income strategy.
POSITIVES AND RISKS
Total return ranks above peers over the last three years. The Schwab US REIT ETF has returned an annual rate of 14.89% since inception. More recently, the fund has generated a total return of 16.46% in the last three years, 31.04% in the last year, and 11.86% in the last six months. How does that compare to other equity funds? In the last three years, it has outperformed 73% of them. It has also outpaced 93% of its competitors on a one year basis for the period ending 12/31/2014. On a year to date basis, SCHH has returned 31.04%.
Downside risk has been below average. SCHH has a draw down risk of -13.79%, which is the largest price decline experienced over the last three years. This fund has a three year standard deviation of 13.5%. This fund has had moderate volatility in its monthly performance over the last 36 months. As of 12/31/2014, the fund was trading at a price of $38.95, which is 2.4% below its 52-week high of $39.91 and 2.7% above its 52-week low of $37.93.
Low expense ratio helps performance. On total assets of $967.80 million, SCHH maintains a low expense ratio compared to its Growth & Income peers of just 0.07% to cover all operating costs. Brokerage costs for the fund to buy and sell shares are not included in the expense ratio. As SCHH is an exchange traded fund, it has no front end or back end load.
The Schwab US REIT ETF is managed by Agnes Hong at Charles Schwab Investment Managemen. This fund is one of 21 Charles Schwab Investment Managemen exchange-traded funds launched since 10/30/2009 that we track.
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