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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.

How Betterment Works During Volatile Markets

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

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?

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.

Recent Articles

Beyond Expense Ratios: Weighing Holding Costs With Trading Costs

What’s more expensive—holding a fund, or trading it? It depends. We walk you through the important factors to consider when determining the total cost of either holding your funds or trading them.

Bogle on Indexing and the Future of Investing

Jack Bogle discusses why indexing works and why it was important for the financial industry. And he and Betterment CEO Jon Stein look to the future of indexing and ETFs.

Bogle on Building Vanguard and Changing an Industry

Jack Bogle describes the challenges and thrill of building Vanguard, and what kept his team centered through tumultuous change. The first in our four-part Q&A series between Jack Bogle and Betterment’s Jon Stein.

Look to the Fall of Fund Fees

Fund expense ratios continue to drop as funds compete for increasingly savvy investor dollars.

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.

Understanding Betterment’s Portfolio Strategy

Here at Betterment, we invest in low-cost, globally diversified funds. Learn more about what we invest in and what it means for your portfolio.

Understanding the Funds in Our Portfolio

Learn more about the funds we invest in here at Betterment.

Understanding Our Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) Portfolio

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

Conflicts of Interest Can Be Buried Deep In Your Investing Choices

Re-examining how and where your money is invested can reveal misalignments between your interests—and an intermediary’s profits.

4 Common Mistakes When Investing in Target-Date Retirement Funds

If you’ve had a 401(k) plan any time in the last 25 years, chances are you’ve had the option to invest in a target-date fund…

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