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If you’ve found this site you’ve probably already heard of a robo-advisor and are looking to get started investing. Robo-advisors have changed the investment landscape. In just the few years since their initial launch they’ve brought smart, low cost, highly transparent investing to everyone. No more fee gouging, or shady financial advice. savings-on-fees-saved-by-robo-advisor-asset-allocation-portfolio The difference between a 1% annual fee, and 0.25% annual fee results in a total savings of over $100,000 over 30 years on a $100,000 investment, assuming a 6% return. So what is a robo-advisor? A robo-advisor is a web based financial service which invests you in a low cost portfolio based on your investment time frame and risk tolerance. Robo-advisors keep their business online which keeps costs low, makes your account easily accessible, and investing super simple. A key here is low costs. Traditional financial advisors often charge fees in excess of 1% and then further invest you in high cost mutual funds that charge another 1% of so in fees – often giving a kickback to financial advisors or their firm. While a percent here and there might not sound like such a big deal, it adds up to a lot over the course of an investment. This chart below by Wealthfront, an excellent robo-advisor, shows how lowering fees from 1% to .25%, a .75% savings, can add up to over $100,000 in 30 years. Many traditional advisors charge a lot more than 1%. Robo-advisors keep the fees low which ultimately brings higher total returns to you. Robo-advisors keep their fees low by investing you in a diverse portfolio of index funds. Their portfolios are created to keep you diversified and not exposed to a single market. Their algorithms allocate you according to your risk tolerance and investment timeframe. Shorter time frames and lower risk tolerances will have you allocated more into bonds, as they are a less volatile asset. Longer duration investors with a higher appetite for risk will be allocated more into stocks that generally have higher returns in the long run, although short term volatility is higher. Either way robo-advisors keep you fully diversified across the globe. The stock and bond holdings used by top robo-advisors such as Betterment or Wealthfront are comprised of low cost index funds often issued by reputable low cost brokerages such as Vanguard or Ishares. This ensures that the index of each asset class is tracked in the lowest cost manner possible. Many Robo-advisors have no minimum With the low fees come no minimums. The top robo-advisors have no account minimum. This is awesome for people just getting started investing with limited funds. Many traditional financial advisors aren’t interested in a few thousand dollars as they have no room to profit. Online brokerages, such as E-trade and Scottrade have an account minimum of $1,000 or so, but charge a trade fee every time you want to buy or sell a fund. The trade fee, while often only $7-10, sounds small but will quickly eat into your returns. With a Robo-advisor investments are ‘hands off’. There is no need to stay up to date on the latest stock market news, attempt to trade stocks and lose sleep while wondering if you made the ‘right’ investment. Robo-advisors are for the ‘set it and forget about it’ investor. The longer you forget about your investment and let the laws of the time value of money work to your advantage, the higher your returns will likely be. To make it simple, robo-advisors can set an automatic deposit so funds are consistently deposited into your account without your need to take a look at it. As I said early on, robo-advisors bring transparency to financial services. Every action they take on your behalf is fully transparent, as is the reasoning behind it. There’s no shadiness, or self-interested action from the robo-advisors. Only action that will benefit you. Robo-advisors offer a low cost investment, that has YOUR benefit at the core. They keep fees low, and make things simple, so you don’t have to worry about investing. I recommend all my friends start investing with a robo-advisor.
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