Vanguard's robo-advisor makes staying on track to your retirement goal simple. It's an automated investing service that's tailored to your personal goal. Digital Advisor is powered by Vanguard's proven investment methodology and strong track record of high performing funds. Digital Advisor requires $3,000 to enroll and charges about 0.15% of your Digital Advisor balance annually.
How you make money
Stock price appreciation + dividends. For reference: according to historical records, the average annual return from the S&P Index since its inception in 1926 through 2018 is approximately 10%–11%. The average annual return since adopting 500 stocks into the index in 1957 through 2018 is roughly 8%. Adjusted for inflation, the historical average annual return is around 7%. However, it's important to note that each Robo has their own investment strategy that can influence returns.
How Vanguard Digital Advisor makes money
Vanguard charges a .20% annual management fee to investors.
Is it safe?
Investing entails risk including the possible loss of principal and there is no assurance that the investment will provide positive performance over any period of time.