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.
How Betterment Works During Volatile Markets
It can be difficult to ride out a market downturn when you can see it affecting your investment portfolio. We have automated features in place to address volatile markets when they occur.
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.
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.
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.
What Olympics Prize Money Can Teach Us About Investing
Though Olympics prize money amounts haven’t changed in over a decade, if invested today those winnings could still earn solid returns well past an athlete’s competitive years.
How We’re Meeting Our New Year’s Goals: Better Habits
In 2016, we’re creating real habits to achieve personal life goals.
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.
When to Walk Away from an Investment
There can be good reasons to walk away from an investment, but hoping to time a price peak isn’t one of them.
Data Suggests Women Are Better (Behaved) Investors
Betterment, the first automated investing service to examine the gender gap in investing, found that women are the smartest customers when it comes to staying on track to meet financial goals.