Betterment Portfolio Strategies

Whether you prefer to focus on generating income, making socially responsible investments, or taking on a different mix of systematic risks, Betterment has a portfolio designed to align with your values and preferences while still helping to maximize your money.

Built on Nobel Prize-winning research

The Betterment portfolio is a globally diversified mix of exchange-traded funds, chosen to help you earn better returns at various levels of risk. Read more about our selection methodology.

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Announcing new portfolio strategies through Betterment

We offer a variety of portfolios to help ensure we have one that is personalized to your needs. While most of our customers invest in the Betterment portfolio, we also offer additional strategies for those interested in Socially Responsible Investing (SRI), target income-generation, and smart beta that attempts to outperform the market. Each portfolio is available at the individual goal level, and adjusts its allocation or target income based on your situation and time horizon.

Betterment SRI

Betterment's SRI portfolio aims to maintain the diversified, low-fee approach of Betterment's portfolio while increasing exposure to companies that meet SRI criteria.

Built by Betterment

Goldman Sachs Smart Beta

Goldman Sachs Smart Beta portfolios seek to outperform the market while maintaining a diversified portfolio at a low cost.2 In addition to traditional passive funds, these portfolios can use Goldman's ActiveBeta™ equity and Access Fixed Income funds, a suite of next generation ETFs designed to deliver stronger risk adjusted returns relative to traditional index products.

Built by Goldman Sachs Asset Management

BlackRock Target Income

The BlackRock Target Income portfolios are designed for investors seeking a low risk alternative to the Betterment portfolio. This is a 100% bond portfolio with different income targets that seeks to provide steady income with low risk.

Built by BlackRock

Low, transparent fees

Betterment charges one low annual fee of 0.25% for our digital plan. This fee includes access to our tax-efficient investing features, online investment advice, and customer support 7 days a week. There is no minimum to invest and there are no additional trading, transfer, or rebalancing fees.

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The Betterment Satisfaction Guarantee

At Betterment, we are committed to providing our customers with a great investing experience. If, for any reason, you are not completely satisfied with your Betterment account, we will do everything we can to make it right, up to and including waiving Betterment's management fees for the next 90 days1.

Explore your first goal

Safety Net

This is a great place to start—an emergency fund for life's unplanned hiccups. A safety net is a conservative portfolio.

Retirement

Whether it's a long way off or just around the corner, we'll help you save for the retirement you deserve.

General Investing

If you want to invest and build wealth over time, then this is the goal for you. This is an excellent goal type for unknown future needs or money you plan to pass to future generations.

Smart Saver

You could earn 20X more than a typical savings account with our low-risk investing account for your extra cash.

How would you like to get started?

Your first step toward a smarter investing future starts here.

Create a Betterment account

Go ahead and join the smart, modern way to invest.

See what we can do for you

Tell us a bit about yourself, and we'll show you the benefits of investing with us.

Get a free investing checkup

Help us get a sense of your investing approach and see how you could improve.

Transfer a 401(k) or an IRA

Move an existing retirement account into a Betterment IRA.

Download the mobile app

Enjoy the Betterment experience anywhere on the go.

Are you on track for retirement?

Try our retirement calculator to see if you're retirement-ready.

Could your 401(k) be worth more?

Learn how rolling over an average 401(k) to a Betterment IRA could mean 60% lower fees.

Want more retirement guidance?

Read the latest on investing for retirement on our Resource Center.

1 If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with Betterment's services, at your request Betterment will waive its asset‑based advisory and brokerage fees for an upcoming period of 90 days. This guarantee only applies to the fees charged by Betterment. No other fees, expenses, or market losses will be waived or reimbursed under this guarantee, including, but not limited to, the fees charged by issuers of particular securities and the fees charged by third-party advisors in the Betterment Advisor Network. Betterment reserves the right to discontinue or modify this guarantee in the future at any time in its sole discretion. This guarantee does not apply to accounts held through the Betterment for Advisors or Betterment for Business platforms.

2 As of August 2017, all mutual funds and/or ETFs used to construct GSAM's Model Portfolios have fees lower than the overall average expenses within their respective Morningstar categories.

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