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Investing Discipline

A principle of good investing is strong discipline. Discipline in taking on risk. Discipline in making deposits. Discipline in using a scientific approach to your portfolio.

Featured Articles

How Memestocks Affected Investors’ Actions And Emotions

In April, Betterment surveyed 1,500 investors to examine “the rise of the day trader,” and how ‘memestocks’ affected their actions and emotions when it comes to making financial decisions.

Why Stock Market News Might Be Misleading You

Learn to separate the meaningful information from the noise. Knowing the right way to interpret market news can help us to make smarter decisions about how to manage our investments.

What Are The Most Effective Deposit Settings?

Choosing the right deposit strategy is an important step towards helping you reach your goals. We recommend setting up your auto-deposits so that they occur right after each paycheck.

Recent Articles

Your Investments: Why Neatness Counts

It’s not a perfect science, but when it comes to investing, neatness counts. Or perhaps more accurately, neatness adds up to real dollars that compound over time.

How You Can Reach Your Investment Goal—Even When You Veer Off-Track

We highlight all of the intelligent strategies we use to help protect you from market downturns as you approach the target dates for your goals—and discuss the actions you can take if your goals become off-track.

Why’d I Do That? Never Forget with the Investing Journal

The Investing Journal is a new Betterment feature that allows customers to add personal notes to transactions.

Stop Worrying and Learn to Love Rising Interest Rates

A diversified bond basket can actually benefit from rising interest rates.

Betterment Customers Stay the Course, Steer Clear of Behavior Gap

Research from Betterment’s behavioral team shows that most investors with Betterment achieve full investment returns and do not attempt to time the market.

Fractional Shares Improve Portfolio Efficiency

Betterment’s fractional share technology ensures that Tax Loss Harvesting+ is effective, regardless of your investment size.

Quiz: How Easy Is It to Beat a Buy-and-Hold Portfolio?

One of the illusions that many investors have is that it’s worth trying to beat the market. It’s time to put your knowledge to the test and take our quiz.

It’s About Time in the Market, Not Market Timing

Explore how the length of an investing period impacted annual returns from 1928 to 2014.