2016 Best Robo-Advisor Returns - Find out who takes the robo-advisory crown
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2016 Best Robo-Advisor Returns – Who’s the Winner?

Having been in the investment markets for decades, I know that one-year returns for any type of investment strategy don’t necessarily tell you a lot. Yet, robo-advisors have something special going for them. Almost every automated investment advisor creates digital portfolios using Modern Portfolio Theory. That means the algorithm strives to create a mix of stock, bond and alternative funds that offer the best returns for your risk comfort or tolerance level. In plain language, most robo-advisors are structured to create efficient investment portfolios with good, long …

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Robo-advisor exchange traded fund management expense ratio-what is it?
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What Is a Robo-Advisor Fund Management Expense Ratio?

Don’t Fall For High Fund Management Expense Ratios Most robo-advisors have an advertised management expense ratio (MER) fee. This is the percent you pay to the automated advisor to manage your investments. It ranges from zero with WiseBanyan to between 0.49% and 0.89% for the Personal Capital Advisors specialized service. Yet, there’s another fee that every investor who buys a mutual or exchange traded fund pays, whether they’re investing in a robo-advisor or not. This is the fund’s management expense ratio. When investing with a …

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Bill Harris Personal Capital - Best Portfolio Management Tools for Investors-Investment Management & Tracking from free to low-fee
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Bill Harris – Personal Capital’s Marketing Genius

How Bill Harris of Personal Capital Upended the Robo-Advisor Financial Industry With Their Freemium Model The recipe is ingenious. Start with iconic founders, create a unique product, add on extra features and finish off with an amazing free giveaway. For investors seeking a sophisticated financial and investment management platform, for free, it’s tough to beat co-founder Bill Harris’ Personal Capital product. Wealthy investors looking to minimize advisory fees and create a sophisticated “smart beta” investment portfolio, will appreciate the reasonable fees and access to human financial advisors. …

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FinDEVr 2016 stand outs! 1787fp, WiseBanyan, Woo Trader, DriveWealth Drill downs
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FinDEVr 2016 Top Robo-Advisor and Investment Platforms

FinDEVr 2016 Stand Outs in the Fintech Arena Covering FinDEVr Silicon Valley is one of my favorite events. It gives me an opportunity to check out the latest Fintech players. Culled from the many presentations, these four stand outs are bringing new tools and apps to the robo-advisory, investment and wealth management field. The FinDEVr event is the sister event Finovate, another exciting fintech bash. DriveWealth – Invest on Your Own Terms DriveWealth was designed with the millennial investor in mind. On-the-go investors or investor hopefuls will enjoy …

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Best site to buy stocks and research investment ideas.
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Best Site to Buy Stocks-Motif Investing

How I Use Motif Investing to Find Good Ways to Invest Money Guest contributor, Joseph Hogue, CFA Why is Motif Investing the Best Site to Buy Stocks? Motif Investing can help you save money investing but it is also one of my favorite tools for finding investing ideas. This website posted a review of Motif Investing a few months back, comparing it against robo-advisors and the DIY option in investing. It had some great points and got me thinking about how I was using Motif. …

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Best robo-advisors for women.
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The Best Robo-Advisors for Women

Best Robo-Advisors for Women Ladies: searching for the best robo-advisors for women is essential if you are looking to make the most of your investments while still staying true to your investing style. Although everyone begins investing with the same end goal in mind – increasing net worth – the ways men and women go about investing can differ greatly. As women tend to be more conservative and steadfast when choosing an investment strategy, the robo-advisor field is is waking up to their needs and …

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5 Reasons I Would Use a Robo-Advisor
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Should I Use a Robo-Advisor? 5 Reasons I Would Use a Robo-Advisor Myself

Have You Been Thinking About Getting Investing Help From a Robo-Advisor? By staff columnist, Alexandra Deluise   In today’s technologically-driven society, it should come as no surprise that robo-advisors are now “a thing.” After all, we like automating everything – why not our investing advice? If you’ve been thinking about whether you should use a robo-advisor, this article will help you answer the question, ‘Should I use a robo-advisor?’ Robo-advisors work by using algorithms to help clients make the best investing decisions, weighing the client’s tolerance …

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Robo-advisors are doomed - or maybe not
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Robo-Advisors Are Doomed – How Passive Investing Might Harm Them, or Not

Is There a Dark Cloud Hanging Above a Passive Index Fund Investing Approach? Most, although not all, of the robo-advisors practice some form of a passive index fund investing approach. This type of investing is based upon widely accepted and well researched investment practice that demonstrates that it’s extremely difficult for actively managed funds to beat the performance of the major market indexes such as the S&P 500 and others. Does that mean the robo-advisors are doomed? What if Everyone Started Investing in Index Funds? …

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