Schwab To Offer ETF Only 401K Retirement Plans

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June 1, 2011 10:58am NYSE:SCHA NYSE:SCHB

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Charles Schwab will soon offer 401(k) retirement plans stuffed solely with exchange-traded mutual funds—and let investors trade them without charge. The WSJ reports that, “Jim McCool, Charles Schwab Corp.’s executive vice president of institutional business, made waves at an asset-management conference in March when he announced that the brokerage


 firm soon would offer 401(k) retirement plans stuffed solely with exchange-traded mutual funds—and let investors trade them without charge.”

“You could tell the rest of the room was nervous about it,” says Mike Alfred, co-founder and chief executive of BrightScope Inc., an independent rater of 401(k) plans, who heard the comments. “The idea is disruptive.”

For the complete WSJ story click: HERE

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