The robo-advisory landscape is changing at lightspeed. With Vanguard broadening it’s options to the growth of the industry, it’s tough to keep up. To be perfectly candid, trying to keep up with the changes in robo-advisory landscape is a full time job. Although we’re typically focused on U.S. robo-advisors, we need to cover the premier
The Robo-Advisor Competition Lost Two More Niche Players Since the close of Hedgeable last summer, new robo-advisors have launched. But, gaining customers and competing against legacy platforms like Betterment and Personal Capital is another matter. This summer, active investing hedge-fund robo-advisor Qplum closed it’s doors. It’s founders, idealists Mansi Singhal and Guarav Chakravorty, wanted to
Betterment EveryDay is among the Best Cash Management Accounts All Betterment Smart Saver accounts will be upgraded to the new Betterment EveryDay Cash Reserve. This Betterment EveryDay review will delve into the details of the roboo-advisors cash management services. In fact, Betterment Everyday is on the road to making the firm a full service financial
Are Robo-Advisors Good in Volatile Markets? By staff columnist, Alexandra Deluise One of the biggest questions about robo-advisors is whether they will stand the test of time. As Sean Allocca from Financial Planning notes, the bull market has turned volatile leaving some to wonder about the ability of robo-advisors to handle the downturn. Yet many financial
Best Robo-Advisor Performance this Year Investors love lists of the best robo-advisor returns and robo advisor performance data. If your robo receives a good robo advisor ranking then you’re happy because you believe that you made the “right” investment choice. In fact, many investors want to choose their robo-advisor, based upon the best robo-advisor returns.
This top robo-advisors compilation is filled with ways to build wealth and learn about robo investing. Last year exploded with robo-advisor news. With Hedgeable’s close to retail customers and Betterment’s a la carte financial planning packages, there’s abundant change in this fintech arena. M1 Finance is now FREE and loads of robo-advisors began offering socially
Robo-Advisor News – Betterment, Human Advisors, Wealth Building and Social Media Fintech trends are hitting the robo advisory industry. Robo-advisors, the new-ish fintech darlings are now in their second decade. And along with the growth comes hiccups, missteps and competitive market shake ups. The recent fintech news, spans various robo-advisor news, market shifts and missteps.
I’ve had a love affair with Robo-advisors for three years. I have accounts with roughly five and I’m poised to open several more in the upcoming months. I was elated, when I read that the Schwab robo-advisor subscription model launched. Robo-advisors or digital investment managers award innovation, better products, and lower fees for consumers. They’re
By staff columnist, Alexandra Deluise This month is a positive one for robo-advisors. While there are always ebbs and flows in this fintech market, our news sources have focused on the ability of robo-advisors to adapt and grow in response to the needs of investors. Wealthfront in particular gets a lot of attention this month; the
This month brought with it a variety of robo-advisor news. From new offerings for UAE residents to reminders about how successful diverse portfolios can be, February brought a lot of updates to the robo-advisor world. Overall, robo-advisors are still going strong; they are adapting to meet growing and changing investment needs and are maintaining their
Robo-Advisor Performance As a multi-decade investor I know the pull of high investment returns. It’s wonderful to imagine that a fund’s 20% one-year returns will continue into the future. Many investors make that assumption and jump in to the funds with top returns. Robo-advisor performance records allow you to find out who those winners are!
January Robo-Advisor News – More Choices for 2019 By staff columnist, Alexandra Deluise While 2018 was an exciting time for robo-advisor news, the new year brings with it the chance to look forward at new opportunities. The fields of robo-advisors and investing are no exception to this! If your new year’s resolution is to grow your
The Robo-Advisor Selection Wizard is Here By staff columnist, Alexandra Deluise After months of feedback, tweaks and edits the robo-advisor wizard is live! Click to get immediate access to this amazing Robo-Advisor Selection Wizard. In under one minute, after answering four quick questions, you’ll get a list of the best robo-advisors for you. This one-of-a kind
Betterment Robo-Advisor Adds Human Financial Planners and a la Carte Investment Planning for a Personal Touch Many investors love the idea of turning over their investing to smart, efficient digital robo investment advisors. Yet, there come’s a time when you might need some human financial help. If that describes you, then Betterment has solutions! If
Human-robo Hybrid Advisors are the Order of the Month! By staff columnist, Alexandra Deluise Companies like Morgan Stanley and Wealthfront, are digitizing aspects of their financial advice so that clients can get the quick algorithmic thinking of a robo-advisor, while also benefiting from the human touch that is frequently missing from robo-advisors. Times are changing, and
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
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
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,
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.
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.