Before creating robo-advisors, your investment options were either to hire a financial advisor for a “small” fee or to research and pick the funds yourself. Now there’s another way. Robo-advisors have become increasingly popular. But why should you consider using one?
Nobody likes losing money in the stock market. There’s no way of predicting it, and your earnings can swing wildly from year to year. But what if you could tilt your portfolio in a way to enhance returns? That’s what factor investing attempts to do. But what is it, should it be a part of your financial planning toolkit, and which robo-advisors are best?
Robo-advisors are a digital, low-cost alternative to a traditional financial advisor. As with any investment platform, fees can make all the difference. This post examines robo-advisor costs, including management fees and expense ratios, and how they vary based on your needs.