It’s the old idea of a “market portfolio,” a conceptually ideal investment, and one that Betterment seeks to reflect while retaining efficiency and access to your money.
Betterment’s stock market basket is not far off from the everything bagel. It is all US stocks, but US companies’ investments abroad mean that a US stock market index gives investors global exposure. And investing only in larger, more liquid US ETFs means that management fees and transaction costs are lower, which makes investing in Betterment a great way to capture the growth of the global economy.
How We Use Your Dividends To Keep Your Tax Bill Low
Every penny that comes into your account is used to rebalance dynamically—and in a tax-savvy way.
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.
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.
Explore your first goal
This is a great place to start—an emergency fund for life's unplanned hiccups. A safety net is a conservative portfolio.
Whether it's a long way off or just around the corner, we'll help you save for the retirement you deserve.
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.