Category: Industry

Posted on March 5, 2020

  • The recent shock from the coronavirus has pushed the down S&P 500 down as much as 15%
  • The drop provided robo advisors with an opportunity to place tax-loss harvesting trades
  • Most robos exhibited similar upside and downside capture ratios, with a few exceptions
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Posted on February 20, 2020

  • Interactive Advisors’ unique approach gives clients more control and access to active strategies.
  • Fractional shares and low-cost trading pose a threat to the dominance of ETFs.
  • Industry-wide, digital planning tools need improvement before they can compete more fully with traditional advisors.
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Posted on November 26, 2019

Fintech companies are continuing to disrupt the financial services industry. Over the past few years, firms have begun to offer high-yield savings accounts that pay very competitive interest rates when compared to the paltry rates savers are accustomed to seeing in their checking accounts.  Recently, the fintechs have expanded their focus to include spending accounts with debit cards. 

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Posted on November 7, 2019

Schwab and Vanguard are the two dominant platforms in the digital advice industry.  Leveraging their clout as established investment managers, Schwab and Vanguard have amassed $43 billion and $140 billion, respectively, in assets under management on their digital platforms.  Below is a comprehensive comparison of the two services, including facts, features, and historical performance based on accounts we have open at both providers.

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Posted on October 28, 2019

Betterment and Wealthfront—the pioneers of the robo-advice industry—are the two largest independent advisors today. Both were founded a decade ago and have helped bring a revolution to the financial advice industry by making professional money management available to and affordable for everyone. We break out the differences between the two to see which one is better for you. Our performance figures are accurate and based on real accounts that we have open with both providers. 

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Posted on October 24, 2019

We recently spoke with Jed Laskowitz, CEO of You Invest, JP Morgan Chase’s digital investment platform. You Invest, which first launched as a self-directed trading platform in 2018,  expanded the platform’s offerings this summer with the release of You Invest Portfolios, a managed portfolio solution on par with other robo advice products available today.

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