Schwab Index Investors

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Schwab Index Investors

Post by wbarabas »

Is SCHA + SCHB the equivalent SWTSX?

I'm wanting to add some exposure to small caps and currently only own SWTSX. I have a good portion of my brokerage account already in SWPPX which is their S&P 500 index.
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Post by NancyABQ »

I am no expert on it, but SCHB is pretty close to SWTSX. SCHB tracks "Dow Jones U.S. Broad Stock Market Index" which is the largest 2500 stocks. SWTSX tracks "The Dow Jones U.S. Total Stock Market Index", which I assume contains more than 2500 stocks? But if you check their largest holdings, they are essentially the same.

Personally I treat SCHB, SCHX (Dow Jones U.S. Large-Cap Total Stock Market Index -- largest 750 stocks) and SCHK (Schwab's 1000 index) as equivalent for TLH purposes. I would prefer SCHB since it is the most diversified, but I don't think it matters much and TLH has ended up with me having a mix plus VOO (Vanguard's S&P 500) .

And yes I use SCHA ("Dow Jones U.S. Small-Cap Total Stock Market Index" 750-2500 largest) to augment the above.

Technically I think SCHB = SCHX + SCHA, but I am not sure what proportion of SCHA would be needed to make them equivalent.

I don't worry about being scientific, I just throw some SCHA in my Roth for hopefully extra growth. I don't adjust my SCHA holdings to account for whether I currently have more SCHB, SCHX or SCHX. Ultimately I don't think it matters much.
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Post by pkcrafter »

Here is an earlier discussion on this question--


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