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Funds and Investments

There's more to investing than picking the right funds. Funds work together to define your investment portfolio. Investment funds also have different fees, fee structures, and expected risk measures. Read our expert viewpoints on selecting investments and building a complete investing strategy.

Featured Articles

Meet $VOTE: Channeling Our Values Through Shareholder Engagement

We're adding the new $VOTE ETF to our Socially Responsible Investing portfolios. Here's why it gives investors more power to advocate for their values.

Understanding Crypto Fundamentals

Cryptocurrency is a complicated technology, but it’s also accessible. It can be understood by anyone, regardless of your background.

How Much Crypto Should I Own?

What’s the right amount to keep in a portfolio? If investors want to dip their toes into crypto, we recommend aiming for this allocation.

Recent Articles

Diamond Hands And Financial Plans: Betterment’s Advice For Investing In Crypto

Is there a way to invest in cryptocurrencies responsibly? We certainly think so. Here are five tips to help guide you through the process.

How You Benefit Your Community By Investing Responsibly

Betterment’s new Broad Impact Portfolio lets you invest in your community and the values you care about, while maintaining a diversified portfolio with low expenses.

Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) FAQ

Learn more about how you can invest in a way that reduces exposure to companies that are deemed to have a negative social and climate impact.

How We Built 3 New Socially Responsible Investing Portfolios

Betterment is moving the category forward for socially responsible investors by offering three SRI portfolios that are fully diversified and keeps costs low.

The Case for Including ETFs in Your 401(k) Plan

At Betterment, we firmly believe Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are better for 401(k) plan participants. Wondering if ETFs may be appropriate for your plan?

Understanding The Inverted Yield Curve

Our economy is about to make history. June of 2019 marked 10 years of expansion of the U.S. economy, which ties with the previous record spanning March 1991 to March 2001.

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.

How Checking Performance Might Hurt Your Performance

As your investment manager, we strive to maximize your returns and reduce your investment costs. But did you know that we also try to help you reduce your stress?

Investing in Different Assets: What Are Your Possible Choices?

You want to begin investing, but have no idea where to start. Here is your guide to investing in different assets, jargon-free.

Understanding Our Goldman Sachs Smart Beta Portfolio

Ever heard of factor investing? Learn more about our Goldman Sachs Smart Beta portfolio, which favors investments based on four specific factors.