Markets drive the value of your investments, so it's worth taking a look at how they tend to work. Nobody can predict future markets, but you can control your own behavior for how you react to changes.
Acceptable Reasons for Using Flexible Portfolios
If you have reasons not to follow our exact portfolio recommendation, small deviations are likely okay in moderation, although they are not advised.
Betterment Everyday™ Cash Reserve Has A Variable APY: What That Means For You
Interest rates change over time, but at Betterment, we are always working hard to help give you one of the best rates possible so you can make the most of your money.
Why Only “Buying Local” When Investing Is Risky
Currently, U.S. investors may be asking themselves why they should be investing outside of their home country when their own stock market is doing so well. Just a few decades ago, U.S. investors were asking themselves the opposite question.
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.
Your Unique Version of Investing History
How we think about investing has more to do with our personal experiences than we realize — and while we can’t change our inclinations, we might be able to influence how we react to them.
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?
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.
Investing’s Pain Gap: What You Put Up With To Earn Returns
Markets are frustrating—especially when you look at a year’s worth of returns. Year to year, you can easily experience what we call the pain gap. The key is to not let the pain gap create a behavior gap between your account and market performance.
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.