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Understanding Markets

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.

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.

How to Use 2018’s Market Volatility to Your Advantage

How to Use 2018’s Market Volatility to Your Advantage

The latter half of 2018 was a period of increased volatility. We view this as an opportunity for every investor.

Your Portfolio vs. “The Market” &#8211; Comparing Apples to Fruit Salad

Your Portfolio vs. “The Market” – Comparing Apples to Fruit Salad

When you order fruit salad, you don’t expect it to taste like a single apple. If you’re invested in a diversified portfolio, it’s unrealistic to expect it to behave like Apple or even only U.S. stocks.

Recent Articles

4 Stats to Change Your Perspective on Investing

The factors that can be important to becoming a successful investor aren’t what you might think.

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.

How to Adjust Your Investments During Market Highs

Nervous about the stock market being at record highs? Instead of making short-sighted knee-jerk decisions, consider these five investing actions instead.

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.

Why Investing in Exclusive Alternatives Can Be an Expensive Waste of Time

Unless you get lucky, investing in exclusive alternative asset classes is rarely worth it.

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