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Market Volatility

Featured Articles

5 Tips For First-Time Investors During A Market Dip

As a first-time investor, making that initial deposit and setting up your portfolio can be difficult. During a market dip? Even more so. Here are 5 tips to help you make the most of your money.

Our Portfolio Is Built To Withstand Market Drops

While we don’t know when exactly a market drop will happen, we’ve already prepared for it.

Jon Stein: Thoughts on the Volatile Market

Much of what Betterment has worked toward the past 10 years has been purpose-built to endure all the worst and the best the market has to throw at us.

Recent Articles

Should Investors Be Worried About Coronavirus?

While many factors affect stock market volatility, coronavirus is the leading cause of recent ups and downs.

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.

Riding Out Rollercoaster Markets

Riding out market volatility is much like riding a rollercoaster: staying securely in place with your investments will help safeguard you from those drastic market dips.

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?

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.

How Disciplined Will You Be in the Next Downturn?

Every investor should have a fire-drilled plan for the next market drop because anticipating your own behavior is part of what makes you a better investor.

Brexit and Your Betterment Account: Why It’s Important to Keep Calm and Carry On

The Brexit vote ended with the U.K. electing to leave the European Union. As global markets react, Betterment continues to proactively manage your investments.

Experiencing Short-Term Losses Is a Part of Long-Term Gains

Far from unusual, downturns are an integral part of even the highest returning investments.

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