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What are the 7 Main Differences Between Robo-Advisors?

The Main Differences Between Robo-Advisors Span Fees, Investment Style, and Services Not all investment options are created equal, and any smart investor will tell you that it’s a good idea to learn the differences between robo-advisors before choosing one to manage your money. Without looking at all the features available (or not available) with any one robo-advisor, new investors run the risk of selecting a robo that is incompatible with their goals or means. In fact, there are 7 main features of robo-advisors that can …

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Robo-Advisor News September 2018 – Betterment, Vanguard, SigFig + More

Robo-Advisor News – September 2018 September is a huge month in terms of robo-advisor changes and announcements. Some of the most well-known robos are offering new and innovative services, winning awards, and acquiring new investments—all with the investor’s experience and needs in mind. Even stalwart JP Morgan launched an investment app. This month robo-advisor news brings an exciting announcement from Betterment, a robo-advisor we talk about frequently here at Robo-Advisor Pros. In order to provide even better service to their customers, Betterment is making it …

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Do Any Robo-Advisors Focus on Downside Risk Protection?

Robo-Advisors with Downside Risk Protection – Investment Management for Turbulent Markets Downside protection strategies for investing are in high demand. The 2018 markets shook investors out of their complacency. The largest DOW point drop ever occurred on February 5th 2018 and tested the nine year bull market. Since then, volatility is rampant. Most traditional robo-advisors work like this. Investors select their risk tolerance, from conservative to aggressive, the robo creates an investment portfolio with low fee index funds and rebalances regularly. When markets tank, instead …

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Personal Capital Review- Why You Must Sign Up for Personal Capital – 2019

Everything You Need to Know About Personal Capital You must sign up for Personal Capital because of the free Personal Capital Dashboard!  You may have seen the Personal Capital TV commercials. If they didn’t draw you in, then learn why this robo-advisor or automated investment advisor is a required tool for anyone who wants to maximize their wealth. This Personal Capital Review is a deep dive into their platform to see how it works and if it’s the right investment manager for you. Even if you don’t hire …

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6 Active Management Robo-Advisors Strive to Beat the Market

Active Management Robo-Advisors, the Next Digital Investment Wave One of the most appealing features of the robo-advisor is the fact that you can get the benefits of professional financial management with lower fees than a traditional financial professional. Is the active management robo-advisor next? Did you believe that robo-advisors only offered only limited or passive investing? Not necessarily. Some active management robo-advisors do have those autonomous investing options, certainly, but many robo-advisors also have active management approaches along with human guidance. Click to find out; …

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Merrill Edge Guided Investing (MEGI) Robo-advisor Review

Merrill Edge Guided Investing Expert Review by Contributing Columnist, Kevin Mercadante Most robo-advisors do little more than track the general financial markets. But Merrill Edge Guided Investing, or MEGI for short, is for you if you’re looking for a robo-advisor that actively attempts to outperform the market. MEGI offers all the services of other robo-advisors, including creating your portfolio and managing your investments through periodic rebalancing and automatic reinvestment of dividends. But they also shift your investment allocation as they feel it necessary to take …

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Are Robo-Advisors a Scam? Get the Facts

Find out if Robo-Advisors are a Scam or Not By staff columnist, Alexandra Deluise Easy and cheap investment options, overseen by a robot? Definitely too good to be true—right? When you put it like that, robo-advisors do seem like some sort of new-age internet scam. Can robo-advisors really stack up against trustworthy and educated—never mind human—financial planners, or are they out to rob you of your hard-earned money? Bonus; 7 Best Robo-Advisors for Millennials The good news is that robo-advisors are not a scam. Here are …

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Twine Robo-Advisor Review – Get Started Investing Now

Twine Review – Designed for the New Investor The Twine robo-advisor cuts through the digital landscape with a clean interface and easy-to-invest approach. Twine is John Hancock’s new savings and investment app. With 156 under it’s belt, John Hancock is here to help the newbie dive into the investing and money management pool. And, they make it simple! Designed for the new investor, Twine is built for investing, money management and savings goals. Get; 6 Best Robo-Advisor Apps for Growing Your Wealth First, Twine learns about your financial situation …

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Robo-Advisor News August 2018 – Twine, Qplum, Wealthsimple + More

From Free Trades to Travel the World – Robo-Advisors Innovate Just when it seems like there can’t possibly be new and exciting things happening in the investing sector, robo-advisors are there to prove you wrong. This month brought a lot of change in the robo-advisor scene. Although some robos, like Hedgeable and WorthFM, ended up closing their doors this year, we still have a lot to look forward to. Free Trades – Yea! One of the most notable events is that Wealthsimple rolled out a …

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10 Top Money and Investing Apps for 2019

By staff columnist, Alexandra Deluise Money Apps to Simplify Your Life and Build Wealth Our society has moved so far beyond the traditional “banker’s hours” at this point. Without instant access to our finances, we would be at a complete loss. But with the wealth of information available—pun absolutely intended—how can we choose the best money apps to help us manage our finances, investments and budgets? No worries: I’ve done a lot of the legwork for you. Here are 10 of the best money and finance …

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7 Robo-Advisors With Human Touch – Digital Investment Advice + Live Advisors

There’s a Robo-Advisor With Human Touch for All Let’s face it, the idea of turning one’s finances over to a robo-advisor is nerve-wracking for some. In fact, you might be skeptical about hiring a totally automated investment manager and would prefer a robo-advisor with human advisor access. If you want a digital investment advisor with a human touch, you’re not alone. Hybrid robo-advisors are gaining in popularity. There’s no denying that robo-advisors are helping people make good investment choices as well as, if not better …

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The 6 Best Robo-Advisor Investing Apps – For Growing Your Wealth

You Have to Choose One of These 6 Robo-Advisor Apps Today’s world is a bustling place: somewhere between all of our important obligations (work, family, friends, and food, to name a few!) we need to find time to manage, maintain, and build wealth. With robo-advisors steadily gaining dominance in the financial sector, the answer to why a robo-advisor is the best option for investors-on-the-go is clear: they are available 24/7 and based on sound investment research. The increasing availability of robo-advisors makes it easier than …

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TD Ameritrade Personalized Portfolios Target the Wealthy

TD Ameritrade Personalized Portfolios Strive for Perfection On the heels of Essential and Selective robo-advisory portfolios, TD Ameritrade launches Personalized Portfolios, for wealthier clients. Answering the call for greater human touch and more investment options than the typical digital wealth management robo-advisor, TD Ameritrade’s Personalized Portfolios seeks perfection. Just short of an independent financial advisor, TD Ameritrade Personalized Portfolios targets wealthier clientele than the typical robo-advisor, with a promise of greater services. Read: Best Robo-advisors for Retirees TD Ameritrade Includes a Gamut of Digital Robo-Advisory …

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What Is the Ultimate Goal of a Robo-Advisor?

Many people who have never heard of robo-advisors have one question in mind: “what is the ultimate goal of a robo-advisor?” Maybe you understand that a robo-advisor has something to do with investing. But what else does a robo-advisor do and how does it help with investing? For starters, any investment decision you make should be well-informed and make sense based on your investing style, financial situation, and goals. So, do the goals of a robo-advisor align with your own? The way I see it, …

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Robo-Advisor News July 2018 - U.S. Bancorp, WorthFM, Betterment, TIAA, Schwab + More
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Robo-Advisor News July 2018 – U.S. Bancorp, WorthFM + More

Who Needs a Niche Robo-Advisor? Do we really need niche robo-advisors? In light of the customizability of most robo-advisors, being upset about the closing of WorthFM, a robo-advisor specifically designed for women, could seem hyperbolic. Still, niche robo-advisors are helpful for many different situations. Women might need certain features in a retirement planner, for example. Other investors might want a robo-advisor specially equipped to handle Bitcoin or other cryptocurrency investments. And while some new investors might want to get started with a low-cost robo-advisor, other …

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Emperor Investments – Stock Investing Robo-Advisor

Emperor Robo-Advisor – For Stock Investors Only Are you seeking investment management with steady income and low volatility? Do you want the chance to super-charge your returns? Is dividend investing your thing? If so, Emperor Investments, a dividend pure equity investment manager might be your solution. Founded by Brenna Casserly, former investment analyst and Dr. Francis Tapon, economics professor at the University of Guelph, the investing approach was implemented ten years ago, with their own money. I’ve spent some time digging into Emperor Investments and …

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An Introduction to Robo-Advisors

Schwab Explains Robo-Advisors I received this robo-advisor pitch in my email and had to share it: “We know there’s a lot of talk and coverage about robo-advisors, but we’re guessing there are still a lot of unanswered questions as to how they work and how consumers can use them. Given this, I wanted to share a new infographic from Schwab which provides a digestible step-by-step introduction to robo-advisors. I thought this infographic could help clarify common questions for prospective and current investors. Knowing that you have previously …

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Hedgeable Closes to Retail Investors – Active Robo Restructures

Robo-Advisor News – Hedgeable Closes to Retail Investors “Hedgeable is restructuring, and we have decided to discontinue our regulated investment management business effective August 9, 2018… On that date, all access to the existing Hedgeable investment management portal will cease to be operational.” ~Hedgeable website Launched in 2010, Hedgeable is one of the earliest robo-advisors. Unlike Betterment and Wealthfront early adopters, Hedgeable took a “hedge-fund” like approach to investing. In contrast with the passive, index fund ETF investing strategy, Hedgeable used alternative investments like precious …

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7 Best Robo-Advisors for Millennials

Why 20 to 30 Year Olds Should Invest With a Robo-Advisor NOW! By staff columnist, Alexandra Deluise As much flack as they’re getting for their breakfast choices (avocado toast, anyone?), millennials are much better with money than they get credit for. In fact, millennials might need to be even more aware of where their money goes than previous generations. And that’s why investment companies are flooding the market with robo-advisors for millennials. We winnowed the growing list of digital investment apps to these 7 best robo-advisors …

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6 Impact Investing Robo-Advisors and Apps – Do Good and Build Wealth

Socially Conscious Investing Robo-Advisors and Apps “80% of the 200 studies reviewed showed that stock price performance is positively correlated with good sustainability practices” ~Study by the University of Oxford Socially responsible robo-advisor investing is more than a fad, it’s a full-blown movement. The premise of socially responsible investing or impact investing robo-advisors is that consumers hunger to invest their money in line with their personal values. A recent Investment News article claims that financial advisors without socially responsible investing choices will sacrifice clients. Robo-advisors …

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