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What are Robo-Advisers ?


Robo-advisers are automated advisers with provide financial advisory as low cost, so it’s available to everyone. The costs are as low as 1 euro. They open the door to the financial markets and give you the possibility to invest in stocks, bonds and other securities and keep their costs low by trading Exchange-Traded Funds.

But, how do they exactly work ?? Robo-advisors use algorithms based on mean-variance optimization, a mathematical framework to create a portfolio of assets such that the expected return is maximized for a given level of risk. Financial market data is used to estimate expected return, standard deviation and correlation for every asset class. On opening an account, you are asked simple questions about your age, income, savings and willingness to take risk. This data is collected to estimate your risk tolerance and fit their model to your current situation and preferences and give you the best advice to invest in the market. To know more read this article by Stefan.


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