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The Basics of Bond ETFs
As interest rates have gone up over the last 18 months, many investors have become more interested in adding bond exposure to their portfolios. Bonds are essentially loans you make to a company or government on which you’ll be paid interest over a set amount of time (known as time…
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The Wealthfront Cash Account Now Has a 5.00% APY
At Wealthfront, we are proud to offer our Cash Account, which has one of the highest APYs on the market and access to up to $8 million in FDIC insurance through our partner banks. Today, we’re raising the APY on the Wealthfront Cash Account from 4.80% to 5.00% APY. This…
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How Wealthfront Offers $8M of FDIC Insurance
Note: As of November 3, 2023, the Wealthfront Cash Account has a 5.00% APY. Read more about it here At Wealthfront, we know you’re saving for important life milestones and getting ready to invest, so it’s crucial that your money is well protected and available when you…
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How Should I Save for Short-Term vs. Long-Term Goals?
When you think about your financial future, you probably have three kinds of goals: short-term goals, like a vacation you plan to take later this year, near-term goals, like a down payment for a house, and long-term goals, like sending a child to college or retiring. In order to give…
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Why Higher Interest Rates Shouldn’t Prevent You From Investing
This year, interest rates reached their highest level since 2007 and are expected to stay relatively high through 2024. This higher-rate economic environment brings excitement but also confusion. You may be asking, “with all of the compelling ways to earn more on my savings, are equities worth the risk?”…
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Cash Account Clients Earned Half a Billion Dollars This Year
We’re excited to share that our Cash Account clients have collectively earned half a billion dollars in interest year to date. When we launched the Cash Account in 2019 in partnership with our network of FDIC insured banks, we couldn’t have imagined such a positive reception, and we want to…
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