5 min read
How Wealthfront’s Tax-Loss Harvesting Pays for Itself
We’ve written before that our Tax-Loss Harvesting service saves Wealthfront clients money whether the market is up or down. But what you might not know is that it renders our high quality investing service basically fee-free by generating tax savings that far outweigh the 0.25% annual advisory fee…
2 min read
You Can Now Send a Check from the Wealthfront App
The Wealthfront Cash Account has gotten a series of major upgrades this year. This summer, we enabled checking features so you can direct deposit your paycheck (and get paid up to two days early), pay bills and friends, make purchases with a debit card, and access your cash via…
7 min read
What Are Robo-Advisors, and How Do They Differ?
If you’re interested in investing, odds are you’ve heard the word “robo-advisor” used before. While it’s fun to imagine a robot managing your investment portfolio and beeping cheerfully as it works, robo-advisors are actually automated investing services managed by software instead of human advisors. You might think all robo-advisors offer…
3 min read
Investing Advice for the 2020 Presidential Election
On the eve of the 2020 U.S. presidential election, some investors may find themselves worrying about what the coming weeks and months will mean for their portfolios. In a recent blog post, Wealthfront’s Chief Investment Officer Burton Malkiel made some predictions about what could be on the horizon for…
3 min read
Think You Can Beat the Market with Day Trading? Don’t Forget About Taxes
Day trading may be popular right now, but that doesn’t mean it’s a good idea. In a recent blog post, we explained why investors and traders shouldn’t be fooled by absolute returns and that earning seemingly strong returns of 30% when the market is up 50% is actually…
4 min read
6 Reasons to Automate Your Savings Strategy with Autopilot
We released Autopilot earlier this fall because we want to make managing your finances easier. Autopilot is available to all Wealthfront clients, and it’s an easy way to get more out of your financial accounts and ensure your money is working hard for you. Best of all, it’s completely…
Guide to Financial Health
Skip vague resolutions like "get my finances in order." Real change means specific goals and actionable steps.
Guide to Equity & IPOs
There's huge potential upside to equity — but we also know it can be overwhelming.
Guide to Home Planning
Whether you're just browsing or ready to make a move, buying a home comes with a lot of questions.