As exchange-traded funds have gained in popularity, confusion has grown over how to pick the ETF right for investor portfolios. Now Charles Schwab has stepped up to fill in the gap.

On Wednesday, Charles Schwab announced it released a new tool to help guide investors on choosing the right ETFs for their specific portfolio needs. The quarterly Schwab ETF Select List was created by Charles Schwab Investment Advisory, Inc. and is a filtered list of all of the ETFs in the marketplace, highlighting pre-screened, low-cost funds. Schwab used quantitative and qualitative screens to filter each ETF and build the list, covering approximately 50 asset categories. All ETFs, including Schwab ETFs, are evaluated using the same criteria and broken into sectors for domestic stocks, international stocks, bonds, real estate and commodities.

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