Morgan Stanley has joined with E*TRADE to present Core Portfolios, an automated, digital investing platform—also known as a robo-advisor. Core Portfolios offers a personalized, convenient and low-cost way to start making progress toward your goals.
Your portfolio can be customized with socially responsible investments or smart beta strategies.2 And as your goals change, we'll help you adjust your investment strategy.
Core Portfolios makes investing more accessible. Pay 0.30% annually (as low as $1.50). Get started with just a $500 minimum investment.*
We’ll monitor your investments every day, and auto-rebalance to help your portfolio stick to its target asset allocation, keeping you on the path to your goals.3
Read our Frequently Asked Questions to learn about our investment approach, how to get started and more.
From investing on your own to comprehensive financial planning, we offer a range of solutions to meet your needs.
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* The Annual Advisory Fee is 0.30%, or as low as $1.50 for $500 in assets, and is the direct fee charged to any client in the advisory program. The advisory fee does not cover underlying management fees and expenses of any mutual fund or ETF investment held in the portfolio.
The advisory fee waiver does not apply to any other fees and expenses which you may incur in connection with a Core Portfolios account, including, but not limited to, the underlying fees and expenses of any exchanged traded fund or money market fund held in the account. The advisory fee waiver does not apply to ETCM's Blend Portfolios, Dedicated Portfolios, and Fixed Income Portfolios advisory programs.
Excludes non-US residents and any jurisdiction where this offer is not valid.
Core Portfolios utilizes a semiannual rebalancing methodology. Also, portfolios will be rebalanced when material deposits or withdrawals are made. A rebalancing strategy seeks to minimize relative risk by aligning the portfolio to a target asset allocation as the portfolio’s asset allocation changes. Rebalancing a portfolio may limit the upside growth potential of the portfolio and these types of strategies might rebalance the client accounts without regard to market conditions. Furthermore, rebalancing strategies may not address prolonged changes in market conditions. Out of tolerance parameters and/or rebalancing methodologies are subject to change.
1 For Core Portfolios clients, interaction with E*TRADE Capital Management will generally be limited to the web-based interface. A Core Portfolios client does not have an individual Financial Consultant or portfolio manager assigned to the account. E*TRADE Capital Management, through its Investment Policy Committee and with support of Investment Strategists, selects, removes, and adds portfolio holdings and determines the program’s rebalancing methodology. Clients will be able to consult with a team of specialists by calling 866-484-3658.
2 This strategy includes ETFs that focus on companies known for incorporating socially responsible investing criteria, sometimes referred to as "environmental, social, and governance ("ESG" investing; screening for companies that adhere to ESG standards; or fixed income ETFs focused on community impact securities. This strategy may limit or eliminate exposure to investments in certain industries or companies that do not meet specific ESG criteria. AS a result, the ETF may underperform or outperform other funds or an appropriate benchmark that does not have an SRI or ESG focus and may forgo certain market opportunities available to strategies that do not use these criteria.
Smart beta strategies seek to outperform a benchmark index and typically aim to enhance returns or minimize risk relative to a traditional market-capitalization-weighted benchmark. An ETF employing a smart beta strategy may have higher portfolio turnover which may indicate higher transactions costs relative to its benchmark. Utilizing smart beta strategies does not guarantee against underperformance relative to a more traditional market-capitalization-weighted benchmark.
3 Core Portfolios utilizes a semiannual rebalancing methodology. Also, portfolios will be rebalanced when material deposits or withdrawals are made. A rebalancing strategy seeks to minimize relative risk by aligning the portfolio to a target asset allocation as the portfolio’s asset allocation changes. Rebalancing a portfolio may limit the upside growth potential of the portfolio and these types of strategies might rebalance the client accounts without regard to market conditions. Furthermore, rebalancing strategies may not address prolonged changes in market conditions. Out of tolerance parameters and/or rebalancing methodologies are subject to change.
Core Portfolios are offered by E*TRADE Capital Management, LLC ("ETCM"), a Registered Investment Adviser and affiliate of Morgan Stanley. ETCM and its affiliates are not responsible for any commissions or other transaction charges for trades executed at other firms. Liquidating securities in conjunction with opening a Core Portfolios account may cause adverse tax consequences and clients should consult with a qualified tax professional for specific tax advice. Please read the E*TRADE Wrap Fee Programs Brochure for more information on the advisory fee, rebalancing methodologies, portfolio management, affiliations, and services offered. Diversification and asset allocation strategies do not ensure profit or protect against loss. Investments in securities and other instruments involve risk and will not always be profitable.
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