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Schwab Funds® - Bond Funds

Schwab Funds® offers a broad spectrum of taxable and tax-free bond funds to help fill the fixed income portion of a well-allocated portfolio. Investors in the Schwab bond funds can benefit from extensive credit oversight and professional portfolio management by skilled money managers.

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Proposed changes to the Schwab Treasury Inflation Protected Securities Fund are summarized on the prospectus supplement  , dated December 15, 2012.

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Click on the fund symbol for quarterly standardized returns and detailed fund expenses. Performance quoted is past performance and is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be lower or higher. Investment value will fluctuate, and shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than original cost.

Taxable Bond Fundsas of 10/31/2021

SymbolDescriptionInvestment ObjectiveRisk Level3 Month
Return (%)
Average Annual Total Return (%) 
1 Year5 Year10 YearSince
Inception
SWRSXSchwab Treasury Inflation Protected Securities Index FundThe Fund's goal is to track as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the price and yield performance of the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS) Index (Series-L).
+0.18%+6.96+4.58+2.90+4.23
03/31/2006
SWAGXSchwab U.S. Aggregate Bond Index FundThe fund's goal is to track as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the total return of an index composed of the total U.S. investment grade bond market
-1.11%-0.66----+3.53
02/23/2017
SWSBXSchwab Short-Term Bond Index FundThe fund's goal is to track as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the total return of an index composed of U. S. investment grade government related and corporate bonds with maturities between 1-5 years
-0.85%-0.46----+2.24
02/23/2017

Quarterly Data: As of 09/30/2021 the average annualized total return figures for 1-,5-,10-year, and since inception date are: for: SWRSX, 5.08%, 4.26%, 2.96%, 4.18%; for: SWAGX, -1.09%, --, --, 3.60%; for: SWSBX, -0.04%, --, --, 2.40%;

 
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