Smart Beta


We've extended access to Goldman Sachs' Smart Beta Portfolio Strategy which seeks the opportunity to outperform the market while retaining a diversified portfolio at a low cost2.

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Focus on performance drivers

In addition to traditional passive funds, the Goldman Sachs Smart Beta Portfolio strategy funds weight stocks based on four factors: good value, strong momentum, high quality, and low volatility — all to help you make the most of your money.

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Skillfully crafted by Goldman Sachs

The portfolio is constructed and monitored by Goldman Sachs’ quantitative investment management team of over 100 portfolio management and research professionals around the globe3.

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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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 Expense ratios range from 0.11% to 0.24%.

3 Global Portfolio Solutions is GSAM’s multi-asset class investing team. Source: GSAM Global Portfolio Solutions. Personnel as of As of 8/31/2017. Diversification does not protect an investor from market risk and does not ensure a profit. There is no guarantee that these objectives will be met.