Tag: Performance

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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Posted on June 1, 2020

Best Robo Advisor for 2020

Winner: Fidelity Go
Runner-Up: Vanguard Personal Advisor Services
Honorable Mention: TD Ameritrade

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Posted on June 1, 2020

Overview:

One of the most common goals we aim for as investors is building a sufficient nest egg for retirement. Years of earning, saving, and withstanding volatility are some of the sacrifices necessary to be comfortable and financially secure in our old age. One of the ways Backend Benchmarking hopes to make this a little easier is by providing transparency and insight into the robo-advisor IRA space. For this article, we focus on robo-advisor performance during the COVID-19 sell-off.

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Posted on May 27, 2020

The first quarter of 2020 was a volatile time for markets as they dealt with the impact of COVID-19. Backend Benchmarking tracks various subsets of robo-advice offerings to get a better picture of what firms offer. One such subset is active portfolios. We have active portfolios opened at E*Trade, Morgan Stanley, Betterment,  TIAA, and Titan Invest. Titan is the only one of these that does not have a non-active counterpart. It must be noted that Betterment does not consider their portfolio to be a true active portfolio. Instead, they consider it “smart beta” by employing Goldman Sachs active beta funds. 

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Posted on May 26, 2020

Overview

Vanguard Digital Advisor is the new robo advisor offered by the industry-heavyweight, Vanguard. This service is the new digital-only alternative to Vanguard’s popular hybrid-advisor offering, Vanguard Personal Advisor Services. Although some of the features are not fully available yet like “emergency funds” and “prepare for you debt”, we were excited to take a close look at this new offering. Vanguard for some time now has been the pioneer of low-cost investing, and now it has its own fully-automated robo advisor. 

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Posted on May 15, 2020

Overview

Titan Invest is one of the most unique robo-advice accounts we track at Backend Benchmarking. Titan has 75mm in its flagship portfolio and it launched in early 2018, making it one of the newest players in the robo-advice industry. Titan’s goal is to make the benefits of a hedge fund accessible to the general public by using modern robo-advisor technology.

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