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Understanding Risk

Investing experts analyze returns vs. risk. So, what about risk? How do we quantify risk? What types of risk are there? We'll show you how to assess your performance based on the correlated risk.

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

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 a Trip to the Casino Can Teach You About Investing and Risk

What a Trip to the Casino Can Teach You About Investing and Risk

Learn the ins and outs of how gambling works from a quantitative investor, and use it to your advantage in investing for the long term.

How to Think About the Next Bear Market, Recession, or Risk

How to Think About the Next Bear Market, Recession, or Risk

There’s a difference between having expectations for the future and making a forecast.

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How Portfolio Rebalancing Works to Manage Risk

Portfolio rebalancing, when done effectively, can help manage risk and keep you on track to pursue the expected returns you want to reach your goals.

Currency Risk Does Not Belong in Your Bond Portfolio

International bonds can help improve your portfolio’s performance, but leave currency bets to gamblers.

Balance Risk and Return

There’s really only one choice you have to make with your Betterment account, and it’s the most important one: your investment allocation. The word “allocation”…

Free To Choose: Why We Let Investors Choose Their Risk Profile

How do Betterment customers choose the level of risk that's right for them?

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