Dan Egan, VP of Behavioral Finance & Investing at Betterment joins us to discuss robo-advisors and conflicts of interest. Dan comments: Many (most) robo-advisors have hidden conflicts of interest that lead them to not focus on doing the most possible for client.
- Tax Loss Harvesting [TLH] with secondaries.
- Schwab with it’s ‘free’ robo, forces you to hold cash, doesn’t TLH.
- VPAS with no-non-VG funds, no state-munis, no TLH.
- Wealthfront with it’s “risk parity’ fund.
- If an RIA has it’s own funds, it inherently will find it hard to put you into the ‘best’ funds as seen by an independent.
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