Articles by Andy Rachleff

A Bit About Bitcoin

Bitcoin has been taking over the headlines of late, so it’s no surprise the most frequent question our client services team fields from clients and prospects is whether we intend to incorporate Bitcoin into our investment management service. As proponents of financial innovation and believers in the power of software, we are excited about Bitcoin.

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The Unseemly Side of Wall Street

Since founding Wealthfront I have learned a lot about how investment firms are compensated – and I must say it’s very disappointing. This isn’t my usual rant about nickel and dime fees; this time I’m talking about kickbacks.

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Your 2017 Year-End Personal Finance Checklist

As the year comes to end, most of us are thinking about the holidays — the shopping, the parties, the travel. It’s human nature to get distracted and place thinking about your personal finances on hold.

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The Real Value of Tax-Loss Harvesting

We just published the actual results of our daily tax-loss harvesting (TLH) service over the past five years, and even we were surprised at the magnitude of the benefit. According to our analysis, the value of the tax-loss harvesting benefit at Wealthfront far exceeds the advisory fee in terms of the after-tax benefit.

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