Category: Performance

Posted on September 15, 2020

  • Through the first half of 2020 results were mixed, with five of eight SRI portfolios outperforming their respective standard portfolios
  • Betterment SRI, Merrill Edge SRI, and Morgan Stanley SRI lead the way over the first half of 2020
  • Over the trailing 2-year period, all five SRI portfolios outperformed their non-SRI counterparts at the same provider despite higher fund fees
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Posted on August 24, 2020

  • On the surface, many robos describe their TLH services similarly but, in practice, we are seeing meaningful differences in execution
  • TD Ameritrade, Schwab, and Wealthfront accounts stood out for having significant TLH trades
  • SigFig, Citizens Bank, and UBS show little or no activity during the period
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Posted on August 21, 2020

  • Equity markets declined sharply in March giving robos an opportunity for timely rebalancing trades
  • Schwab, Wealthfront, Edelman, and more had notable rebalances from bonds to stocks during the lows
  • The juggernaut Vanguard and others did not rebalance during the entire six-month period
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Posted on August 19, 2020

  • While the S&P 500 was down 3.09% for the first half of 2020, Titan Invest’s portfolio increased in value by 11.51%
  • In the first half of 2020, the top three equity performers, as measured by returns vs. the Normalized Benchmark, were Titan Invest, Morgan Stanley Robotics and Morgan Stanley Genomics
  • Schwab was the worst equity performer over the first half of the year
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Posted on August 14, 2020

  • Socially Responsible Investing continues to garner interest; 2019 net fund flows nearly 4X times greater than 2018 flows
  • Portfolio Sustainability metrics only slightly improve by choosing conscientious options
  • SRI funds are more expensive but promising performance has offset the fee hike thus far
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Posted on June 4, 2020

  • Titan Invest claims top spot in the first quarter
  • Wealthsimple fares well thanks to low volatility ETF holdings
  • SRI portfolios do well, taking two of the top three spots over the quarter
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