Tag: Merrill Edge

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 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 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 May 1, 2020

  • SRI portfolios remain popular and continue to perform well
  • Wealthsimple SRI is the top 1- and 2-year total portfolio performer
  • Morgan Stanley SRI leads 1-year equity performance
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Posted on February 28, 2020

Top Robo Advisor Retirement Providers – Total Portfolio Performance:

2-Year Trailing Top IRA Performers (annualized)

  • Fidelity Go 
  • T Rowe Price 
  • Axos Invest 

1-Year Trailing Top IRA Performers

  • Fidelity Go
  • TD Ameritrade
  • SoFi
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Posted on February 25, 2020

Investing with a focus on environmental, social, and governance (ESG), also known as socially responsible investing (SRI), has increased rapidly in popularity as of late. Morningstar reported that ESG/SRI funds had a net inflow of $20.6 billion dollars in 2019. This is a 300% increase from net flows in 2018. But how is ESG/SRI performance?

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