One of the world’s biggest financial services firms has decided to throw its hat into the ETF marketplace. On Jan. 30, Charles Schwab & Co. (NASDAQ: SCHW) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for exemptive relief that would allow it to create ETFs.
The fund described in the filing would track the Dow Jones U.S. Total Stock Market Index, which according to the filing, covers all publicly traded U.S. stocks with readily available pricing information. The Schwab filing makes reference to other possible index-tracking ETFs, but only specifically names the one fund.
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