Tag: Cash account

Posted on June 8, 2020

At one point, Goldman Sachs was amongst the most secretive of Wall Street banks. The veil was lifted partially when the company decided to go public in 1999. For the first time, the public could glean some insight as to the inner workings of the company. Even then, it maintained a low profile. Its core business units were investment banking, trading, and wealth management for the ultra-wealthy. 

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Posted on June 4, 2020

Overview:

The robo-advice industry has led the way in changing the financial services industry to benefit the average investor. Robo-advice attributes like accessibility, low cost, and low minimums have dramatically impacted the investment management space and are now branching out to other areas including cash management, banking services, and retirement income solutions. 

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Posted on June 3, 2020

The Emergence and Spread of Robo Advice

Robo advice as we know it today first emerged into the mainstream in 2008 when Betterment and Wealthfront were founded and later launched digitally managed portfolios with low fees and minimums. In 2015, Schwab launched its Schwab Intelligent Portfolios and Vanguard launched its Personal Advisor Services. Since then, robo-advice products have become ubiquitous among financial institutions. Here, we intend to take a look back at the industry, how its evolution is impacting individual investors, and what investors can expect next from these innovative products.

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Posted on April 28, 2020

In the not so distant past, professional financial advice and investment management were only available to households with sufficient wealth. This began to change a decade ago, when startup financial firms digitally automated the investment management process, enabling them to offer professionally managed portfolios at low costs and low to no minimums. Fast forward 10 years and nearly every major financial institution in the United States either offers or owns a stake in a robo advisor. The individual who previously had no access to such investments is now overwhelmed with choices. Below, we provide insight into the most important factors one should consider when selecting a robo advisor. If you are unfamiliar with robo advisors or how they work, we suggest you first read our post, What is a Robo Advisor? 

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Posted on February 14, 2020

Best Robo Advisor For First-Time Investors

Winner: Betterment
Runner-Up: SoFi

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Posted on January 10, 2020

December caps off a strong 2019 for robo advisors.  A November report by the Aite Group claims that assets managed by robos are up 10% over the first three quarters of 2019. This does not account for a roughly 10% increase in equity markets in the fourth quarter. At least two robos, United Income and Twine, passed the $1 billion in assets mark. The report paints a bright future for the industry, predicting a four-fold increase in robo assets by 2023. 

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