| Schwab Short-Term U.S. Treasury is an open-end management investment company. The Fund seeks to track as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the price and yield performance of the Barclays U.S. 1-3 Year Treasury Bond Index (the index). To pursue this investment objective, the Fund seeks to match the price and yield performance of the index by generally investing in a representative sample of securities. As of Dec 31 2013, the Fund's total assets were $519,211,943 and the Fund's investment portfolio was valued at $446,008,825. The FNDE YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the FNDE YTD return page and across the coverage universe of our site,
is a measure of the total return for a given investment year-to-date for the current calendar year
(up to the end of prior trading session). Arguably, choosing the current calendar year for a measurement
period is on the one hand completely arbitrary, but on the other hand a year-to-date look can be extremely
useful in the context of our country's tax system which taxes gains and income on a calendar year basis.
Thus, researching Year-To-Date Returns is good practice for investors — whether FNDE YTD return or other benchmarks/peers
— and when doing so it is also important to factor in dividends, because a financial instrument's YTD return is
more than just the change in price if that instrument pays a dividend or coupon. Our website aims to empower investors
by performing the FNDE YTD return calculation (with any dividends reinvested as applicable), and to provide a
coverage universe of many stocks and ETFs to be able to compare YTD returns.