A portfolio strategy is a set of portfolios that aims for a certain kind of performance. Some people value pure market growth. Others value a different approach to growth, such as socially responsible investing or retirement income investing.
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.
Betterment SRI Portfolio Strategy
Many investors prefer to invest according to their values. Socially and environmentally conscious customers are able to take advantage of our Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) options.
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.
Goal-Based Investing: A Decade In Review
As we all look forward to and plan for the future, let’s stop and take a look at the past decade to see what we can learn from it.
The Betterment Portfolio Strategy
Betterment’s core portfolio strategy is based on Nobel Prize-winning research. We continually improve the portfolio strategy over time in line with our research-focused investment philosophy.
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.
Assessing a Portfolio’s Diversification
Guidance on diversification to help you make portfolio changes, knowing the potential impact to the future performance of your investments.
Optimizing Performance in Lower Risk Betterment Portfolios
In this methodology, we provide insight into how we optimize the performance of the lower risk bonds in Betterment's portfolios.
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.
Your Investments: Why Neatness Counts
It’s not a perfect science, but when it comes to investing, neatness counts. Or perhaps more accurately, neatness adds up to real dollars that compound over time.
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.
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.