Your guide to investing with Wealthfront
Interested in investing with us? This guide breaks down our simple strategy for our Automated Investing Account, how we make investing effortless, and our real performance.Start investing
Focus on the things you
Our software invests your money in an automated portfolio of low-cost index funds spread across global asset classes. Since no one can predict how the market will perform, we focus on factors we can influence: tax, cost, and risk.
We invest your money across the right mix of asset classes for your risk tolerance. To maintain this diversification, we automatically rebalance your portfolio.
Timing the market just doesn’t work
Over a one-year period, about 85% of funds that tried to time the market failed to perform as well as the S&P 500 (an index that tracks the performance of the 500 largest public companies in the US). This underperformance is consistent even over longer time periods.
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How it works
You pick the right
account for your goals
These let you dip into your money whenever you need it (with automated features to lower your taxes).Individual, Joint, and Trust
These come with tax benefits that reward you for saving until your 60th birthday.Traditional, Roth, and SEP IRA
This comes with tax breaks that help you or someone you know save for tuition, books, and a lot more.529 college savings account
We build a diversified portfolio
tailored to you
What’s inside your Automated Investing Accounts? ETFs.
When choosing these funds, we look for:
We tailor your portfolio to you
We manage every
aspect of investing
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We’ve grown portfolios by 6.86%
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These rates are after-fees, pre-tax, and annualized.
Our fee is simple
Earn higher returns.
Do less work.
Our support team has your back.
We strive to make everything easy, so you never have to call us. But if you ever need help, our experienced support team is here for you.Reach us