Robo Advisor ETF Overview

The robo-advisor industry is revolutionizing the way people invest by offering convenient user access, automated portfolio construction rules and low costs.

Still, the jury is out on whether robo advisors represent the future of investment advice. The cost advantages, tax efficiency and automated platforms benefit all types of investors. Yet wealth management will likely require meaningful human interaction and analysis.

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Live Chat: Understanding ETF.com's Stock Finder

Dave Nadig answers readers' ETF questions in real time. Here's the transcript.

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What ETF Investors Want

Schwab's annual investor survey reveals ETF investors are cost-conscious, tech-savvy and self-directed.

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How AI Will Revolutionize Finance

Technology expert Kevin Kelly shares his thoughts on centaurs, ‘co-veillance’ and the next generation of yoga teachers.

Index Investor Corner

Why I Don’t Use Target Date Funds

For many, target-date and balanced funds make a lot of sense, but they lack tax efficiency.

ETF Strategist Corner

ETFs Can Fill Fiduciary Rule Void

With Dept. of Labor’s fiduciary rule demise, a greater use of ETFs can address some of the investing issues.

Index Investor Corner

‘Essential’ ETFs Of TD Ameritrade

TDA’s robo advisory proves digital investing is for the young and for the young at heart.

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Inside ETFs: Zhang On Active ESG Investing

Why active management focused on ESG ETFs is where Linda Zhang sees the most opportunity as an ETF strategist. 

Index Investor Corner

Schwab Vs. Simplicity Debate Rages On

Comparing a Schwab Robo Intelligent Portfolio with a simple second-grader portfolio highlights the importance of asset allocation decisions. 

Index Investor Corner

Simplicity Vs. Schwab’s Robo Portfolio

Is Schwab's Intelligent Portfolio smarter than a second-grader?