Newbie error. One additional tip on keeping these "spread issues" in proper perspective. ↳   The Bogleheads® Wiki: a collaborative work of the Bogleheads community, ↳   Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community. He made a big deal out of it. The Parent Pillar is our rating of SCHZ’s parent organization’s priorities and whether they’re in line with investors’ interests. Privacy Policy and by Sandtrap » Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:17 pm, Post +1 on what lac_key lays out above - very well said, and I totally agree. Aggregate Bond ETF (SCHZ) please explain "spread issues". Both AGG and SCHZ are ETFs. BND vs. AGG: Background . It's not clear to me from context which is the focus here, but everybody seems to be interpreting the former rather than the latter so I'll follow suit. The People Pillar is our evaluation of the SCHZ management team’s experience and ability. Below is the comparison between AGG and SCHZ.
In another thread, I suggested submitting 3 order for fun: Having just done a number of Schwab ETF trades in the last two weeks I honestly never even saw a spread greater than -0.02 (which was SCHC), I ended up waiting until it hit -0.01 before buying.

by livesoft » Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:52 pm, Post

There are frictions as an investor for buying and selling an ETF off the market, and there are also frictions the fund manager sees in buying and selling bonds as part of regular portfolio maintenance. We find that high-quality management teams deliver superior performance relative to their benchmarks and/or peers. AGG has a higher 5-year return than SCHZ (4.08% vs 4.05%). BND Those numbers reflect only the last split second of trading, and would tend to be meaningless once the market is closed. by monsterid » Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:18 pm, Post 1. by DetroitRick » Sun Jan 22, 2017 5:00 pm, Post . This is the profit analysis where backtested strategies are allowed to open long positions only: AGG / SCHZ SCHZ / AGG. Don't place orders for a million dollars of anything. Compare fees, performance, dividend yield, holdings, technical indicators, and many other metrics to make a better investment decision. . Maybe because I have, at present, nearly 2 mil with them. Re: Schwab U.S. I mean the ETF is slightly more tax efficient if accumulating, but it probably doesn't make much difference if you aren't reinvesting everything -- instead of having to sell a few shares just use the yearly capital gains (which are relatively small on an index fund anyway). This is the profit analysis where backtested strategies are allowed to open short positions only: AGG / SCHZ SCHZ / AGG. Terms of Service apply. The Morningstar Analysis section contains a thorough evaluation of an investment’s merits and drawbacks and often discusses the most important or decisive factors leading to the fund’s overall rating. Below is the comparison between BND and SCHZ. Aggregate Bond ETF SCHZ is a great selection as a long-term core investment-grade bond fund, in large part thanks to its rock bottom fee. You're right. Either one if fine.

AGG trades quite a bit with a bid/ask spread of about 1 cent and a share price of $108 to $112 recently. Post AGG trades quite a bit with a bid/ask spread of about 1 cent and a share price of $108 to $112 recently. by Kevin M » Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:19 pm, Post © Copyright 2020 Morningstar, Inc. All rights reserved. by in_reality » Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:51 pm, Post

Schwab U.S. Learn about SCHZ with our data and independent analysis including price, star rating, asset allocation, capital gains, and dividends. No matter how simple or complex, you can ask it here. AGG and SCHZ have the same expense ratio (0.04%). by G-Force » Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:55 pm, Post Its conservative portfolio further sets it up for long-term success, supporting a Morningstar Analyst Rating of Silver. by DetroitRick » Sun Jan 22, 2017 2:55 pm, Post Yes. by Sandtrap » Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:44 pm, Post
by livesoft » Sun Jan 22, 2017 3:11 pm, Post by livesoft » Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:02 pm, Post AGG vs. SCHZ: Head-To-Head ETF Comparison.

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If one is new to buying ETFs and one does not pay a commission to buy ETFs, then I think one could (should?) submit small orders for 100, 200, or 500 shares of various kinds in order to get some practical experience. Some important comparison metrics … Call your broker and ask for advice on such large orders.

by Sandtrap » Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:15 pm, Post I don't really this liquidity issues are a huge deal anyone more Schwab ETFs like they were perhaps 5 years ago? So a half-cent "spread" on AGG is about 0.005%. Start by doing some reading about bid-ask spread: Please give me a hint of what you mean by "spread issues." by in_reality » Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:09 am, Post Drat! by Sandtrap » Sun Jan 22, 2017 6:20 pm, Post If one uses limit order one can make the other person pay the spread. by Sandtrap » Sun Jan 22, 2017 2:42 pm, Post Overview. by Sandtrap » Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:58 am, Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited. by Sandtrap » Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:55 am, Post Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500, Nasdaq, and Morningstar Index (Market Barometer) quotes are real-time. Below is the comparison between BND and SCHZ.

by in_reality » Sun Jan 22, 2017 6:57 pm, Post If one places a market order for say 500 shares, then my brokers typically with execute the trade at about halfway between the bid and ask. by lack_ey » Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:54 pm, Post

by livesoft » Sun Jan 22, 2017 6:35 pm, Post Profit Analysis (Inverted!) by Sandtrap » Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:02 am, Post AGG is a product of BlackRock Inc. and part of its successful iShares ETF series. Learn How to Read a Morningstar Analyst Report. The Process Pillar is our assessment of how sensible, clearly defined, and repeatable SCHZ’s performance objective and investment process is for both security selection and portfolio construction. If you are looking at posted spreads, say on a site like Morningstar, OUTSIDE of active trading hours, don't bother. this time. BND vs. SCHZ: Head-To-Head ETF Comparison The table below compares many ETF metrics between BND and SCHZ. Have a question about your personal investments? Thanks for catching that one. Waived the fee. I'd leave it as is. Overview Holdings Performance ESG New. Aggregate Bond ETF (SCHZ) please explain "spread issues". The table below compares many ETF metrics between AGG and SCHZ. by livesoft » Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:28 pm, Post

If one places a market order for say 500 shares, then my brokers typically with execute the trade at about halfway between the bid and ask.

They said call anytime. I buy/sell ETFs all the time including AGG and BND, but not SCHZ, and I am unaware of spread issues, but maybe I don't understand what's going on. BND and SCHZ have the same expense ratio (0.04%). This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google . by in_reality » Thu Jan 26, 2017 2:00 am, Post