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Posted on August 10, 2020

Ranked #1 for Best Overall Robo (Summer 2020 Robo Ranking)

Ranked #1 for Best Performance at a Low Cost (Summer 2020 Robo Ranking)

Overview

SigFig started as an offshoot of Wikinvest, a Wikipedia-style resource for investors.  Launched in 2012 as a free portfolio tracking and investment advisor referral service, SigFig is now one of the original robo advisors still in operation.  Between its platform and strategic partnerships with incumbent institutions such as UBS and Wells Fargo, SigFig has grown to over $835 million in assets under management.

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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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Posted on May 14, 2020

  • TD Ameritrade, Wells Fargo, and Axos captured more upside than downside
  • Our Wealthsimple suite impressed with downside reduction
  • Decisions in fixed income drive risk mitigation
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Posted on March 8, 2020

  • The recent shock from the coronavirus has pushed the down S&P 500 down as much as 27%
  • The drop provided robo advisors with an opportunity to place tax-loss harvesting trades
  • Only a few robo advisors have heavy fixed income allocation to Treasury bonds, one of the few areas of the market that has fared well during the crisis
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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 May 18, 2019

Robos expand into banking and cash management, as high yield account options have proliferated among direct to-consumer fintech platforms

Wealthfront joined the growing trend of fintech companies that offer high-yield accounts designed for cash savings. Betterment announced their cash management program late last year, as did trading app Robinhood. Robinhood launched its product with an aggressive 3% interest rate, but made a regulatory miscalculation and quickly pulled their product offline to reconfigure. Although these savings vehicles often appear very similar, there can be important differences. For example, Wealthfront places funds in FDIC insured bank accounts, while Betterment’s product invests funds in a conservative fixed income portfolio.

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