Adaptive Portfolio

An automated investing solution
  • Diversified portfolios, monitored and rebalanced for you3
  • Online managed accounts customized to your goals4
  • Low 0.30% annual advisory fee5

initial portfolio minimum6


initial portfolio minimum for Traditional and Roth IRAs6

Why an Adaptive Portfolio?

E*TRADE Capital Management’s robo advisor combines professional management7 with the speed and responsiveness of technology.

Easy to enroll

We’ll guide you through a few simple questions, then recommend a diversified portfolio for you

Automatic rebalancing

Responsive technology will monitor and adapt your portfolio as needed to help keep you on track


Low 0.30% annual advisory fee with no trade commissions, though underlying fund expenses will apply

Great service

Check your account online 24/7 and call our team of investment adviser representatives anytime you need assistance

No advisory fee for the first six months

when you enroll now.1,2 Offer details

No advisory fee for the first six months

when you enroll now.1,2 Offer details

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Customized to your needs

Answer a few questions online and get a recommended diversified portfolio based on your goals, risk tolerance, and time horizon.  

  • Available for brokerage and IRA accounts
  • Customize your portfolio with a choice of all ETFs, or a hybrid of ETFs and mutual funds
  • We don’t offer proprietary products, so our portfolios are built with your goals in mind—not ours
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Monitors and adapts

Our technology is always on the job. It monitors your portfolio and rebalances your investments as needed to help keep you on track.

  • If your asset allocation drifts too far from your plan, Adaptive Portfolio will adjust with no trade commissions
  • If your investment goals change, you can reset your profile online at any time
  • Check your portfolio holdings and performance anytime by computer, smartphone, or tablet

Adaptive Portfolio FAQ

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How does E*TRADE keep my interests in mind?

From start to finish, our goal is to do what is in your best interest. We build and manage your Adaptive Portfolio based on your time horizon, risk tolerance and preferences determined by the Investor Profile Questionnaire. This questionnaire may be more comprehensive than you may find with other digital solutions.  It was diligently developed, and tested to help match you to your investor profile. Our risk based allocations keep in mind modern portfolio theory for each investor profile. Lastly, we don’t offer our own proprietary ETFs or mutual funds, so there’s no temptation to push our own funds over other ones.




What criteria does E*TRADE Capital Management use to pick investments for my portfolio?

The answers you provide in the Investor Profile Questionnaire drive the asset allocations within your Adaptive Portfolio. For each asset class (such as equities or fixed income), E*TRADE Capital Management selects investment holdings that, when combined in broad-based asset allocation strategies, seek to provide a high-level of return potential for a given level of risk over the long-term, generally three years or longer. That’s called risk-adjusted return potential.

Each investment selection is made by analyzing a spectrum of key data points, such as historical performance, expenses, tracking error, and liquidity. E*TRADE Capital Management reviews and evaluates the investment holdings in your portfolio on an ongoing basis and automatically rebalances the account as necessary.

How does Adaptive Portfolio rebalance my account?

Adaptive Portfolio uses technology to monitor your account. If your portfolio drifts too far from your target asset allocation, E*TRADE Capital Management reviews the portfolio and the portfolio self-adjusts.2 In other words, it rebalances as necessary to help keep you in line with your target allocation. It’s a technology-driven, disciplined approach that helps take the human emotion out of the equation.

How much does Adaptive Portfolio cost?

There is an annual net advisory fee of 0.30% based on assets in your account.6 This direct fee is charged at the beginning of each new quarter for services provided the previous quarter. It is automatically deducted from your account.


Account market value8

Maximum annual gross advisory fee

Minimum annual advisor fee credit9

Maximum annual net advisory fee10

$10,000 and over 0.80% 0.50% 0.30%

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