From around the web:
A Simple Change That Would Help Millions of Investors (The Motley Fool)
The Motley Fool wrote an excellent piece about how fees are crushing the retail investor. The average revenue an IRA investor earns for Fidelity will make your jaw drop.
The New Hedge-Fund-Like Retail Funds (Wall Street Journal)
Retail hedge funds (or hedge fund-like products) claim to give individual investors the same type of whiz-bang performance of an institutional fund, but should people really take them seriously?
We loved this piece about how a high school student’s creative thinking and science fair project turned into a billion dollar cost-cutting proposal to the government.
Millennials have had it with traditional banks. Now it’s up to the banks to come up with new ways to appeal to their customers, or continue to alienate a generation.
Don’t miss these on the Betterment blog:
“Often new customers write to me and ask, what can I do to build wealth faster? The answer doesn’t have to be complicated.”
Here’s how you can reduce the impact of taxes and get the max out of your bonus.
Have a great weekend and happy reading!
Affected by the Shutdown? We’re Here to Help.
As government employees continue to persevere through uncertainty, Betterment hopes to provide financial clarity for customers.
Understanding Our Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) Portfolio
Socially responsible investing (SRI) is an approach to investing that reduces exposure to companies that are deemed to have a negative social impact while increasing exposure to companies that are deemed to have a positive social impact.
Displaying Performance to Shape Better Investor Behavior
Understanding your accounts’ performance can feel complicated. We’re advancing how we display performance to help answer your questions and make stronger investment decisions.
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