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The Wealthfront Cash Account Now Has a 2.00% APY
We’re delighted to announce that today, we’re raising the APY on the Wealthfront Cash Account from 1.40% to 2.00% APY following the Federal Reserve’s decision to raise the target range for the federal funds rate. This means your cash will now earn 20x the interest at Wealthfront compared to what…
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How Can I Minimize Taxes When I Invest?
Taxes often signal good news for investors: they’re usually a sign you’re making money. At the same time, taxes can also eat into your returns and reduce the amount of earnings that you get to keep. Fortunately, there’s a lot you can do as an investor to lower your tax…
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What Is Diversification and Why Does It Matter?
Diversification is the practice of buying a variety of different investments with the goal of balancing risk and reward in your portfolio. A well-diversified portfolio can help you maximize your expected returns without taking on unnecessary or unwanted risk. This is known as “improving your risk-adjusted returns.” You can think…
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What Are the Benefits and Drawbacks of IRAs?
Individual retirement accounts (IRAs) are a popular way to save for retirement, and with good reason—they come with numerous benefits for investors building long-term wealth. They also come with a few drawbacks you should be aware of. In this post, we’ll break down what you need to know, focusing on…
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Is a Recession Bad for Investors?
A recession, commonly defined as two quarters in a row of shrinking gross domestic product (GDP), is generally considered bad news. Recessions cause real suffering, especially through rising unemployment and general financial uncertainty—so it’s normal to feel concerned about an economic slowdown and the impact it could have on…
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What Is Compounding and Why Is It Important?
When you’re building long-term wealth, compounding can help you get there faster by increasing the rate at which your money grows. Understanding compounding is key to achieving your long-term financial goals, so in this post, we’ll tell you exactly what you need to know. What is compounding? Compounding is the…
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