Robo Fidelity Go Portfolios, Simple And Solid Performers

Learn how to build Fidelity Go Portfolios portfolios with ETFs. How do they compare against other portfolios?
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What are the Fidelity Go portfolios?

The Fidelity Go portfolios can be built with 6-8 ETFs. They are exposed to between 20% and 85% equities. They have low-risk, medium-risk and high-risk portfolios.

For the past 10 years, the Robo Advisor Fidelity GO Taxable Growth portfolio has returned 8.96 with a standard deviation of 11.82.

The dividend yield is 1.82%. The 30-year return is 8.31%.

Year to date the Robo Advisor Fidelity GO Taxable Growth portfolio has returned 13.73%%.

Robo Fidelity Go Portfolios, Simple And Solid Performers

Fidelity is a well know mutual fund provider. Fidelity is a privately owned company being the 4th largest in assets under management.

Fidelity came late to the robo-advisor world with their service Fidelity Go (2016). Both Betterment and Wealthfront has a long headstart on Fidelity. 

Fidelity has an excellent reputation to draw upon that they can use in marketing their new service.

Let’s take a look at their robo portfolios. Are they better than their competitors?

Description of Robo Fidelity Go investment portfolios

The Fidelity Go investment portfolios are relatively simple, with only a few asset classes. 

They have divided their US stock allocation into:

  • Large-cap
  • Mid-cap
  • Small-cap

This is unusual because what we usually see is that a US Total Stock market allocation is used instead of breaking the allocation up. We also commonly see that when the Total Stock Market allocation is broken up, it is because the portfolio overweights small caps. Fidelity Go portfolios do not tilt towards mid-caps nor small caps in a meaningful way.

The slice and dice maneuver by Fidelity pays off slightly because they gain a 0.21% CAGR advantage over using a total stock market allocation. This is using their most aggressive portfolio.

However, all is not consistent in Fidelity Go land. Their slice and dice ninjitsu is only used for US stocks. Their international exposure is lumped into one asset class under Total International stock, which includes developed markets and emerging markets. We usually see the international exposure broken up into at least international developed and emerging markets asset class.

The bond portion of their portfolios is standard. They use muni for the taxable accounts and total bond market asset class for tax-sheltered accounts.

I am somewhat pleased not to see the trying-to-look-smart allocation to emerging market bonds that we so often see in robo advisor portfolios.

If you are interested in seeing how other robots structure their portfolio, take a look at the ones below.

In the asset allocation, you can see both taxable and tax-deferred portfolios for the Fidelity Go portfolios.

What is the historical return of Robo Fidelity Go investment portfolios

Note that the performance is benchmarked using our own time-series for asset classes. The performance may differ from Fidelity’s performance.

Data was last updated on November 1, 2021 at 05:33 a.m. ET

NameAsset class countYear to dateReturn in 202010 year returnCAGR since 1989 (%)Risk levelExpense ratio
Robo Advisor Fidelity GO Taxable Conservative74.04%6.424.85.6810.06%
Robo Advisor Fidelity GO Taxable Moderate With Income76.00%7.715.816.3710.06%
Robo Advisor Fidelity GO Taxable Moderate77.94%8.866.656.9310.06%
Robo Advisor Fidelity GO Taxable Balanced79.87%10.027.497.4620.06%
Robo Advisor Fidelity GO Taxable Growth With Income711.81%11.178.317.9620.06%
Robo Advisor Fidelity GO Taxable Growth713.73%12.198.968.3120.05%
Robo Advisor Fidelity GO Taxable Aggressive Growth616.69%13.8710.098.9230.05%
Robo Advisor Fidelity GO Tax-advantaged Conservative72.99%7.684.596.0510.05%
Robo Advisor Fidelity GO Tax-advantaged Moderate With Income74.95%8.975.596.7510.05%
Robo Advisor Fidelity GO Tax-advantaged Moderate76.99%9.996.467.2810.05%
Robo Advisor Fidelity GO Tax-advantaged Balanced79.03%11.027.317.7710.05%
Robo Advisor Fidelity GO Tax-advantaged Growth With Income711.08%12.058.158.2320.05%
Robo Advisor Fidelity GO Tax-advantaged Growth713.20%12.828.858.5220.05%
Robo Advisor Fidelity GO Tax-advantaged Aggressive Growth616.39%14.2410.029.0430.05%

What is the asset allocation for Robo Fidelity Go investment portfolios?

Here is the asset allocation for Fidelity Go’s portfolios.

Note: Fidelity uses ETFs from Fidelity and other providers to build their Go investment portfolios. You can see which ETFs we use what we use in the post What Is The Best ETF? This means that when you use the Fidelity Go service you will most likely not use the same funds as we use.

NameLarge Cap BlendMid Cap BlendSmall Cap BlendTotal World StocksTotal Bond MarketMoney MarketShort Term MunisIntermediate Term Munis
Robo Advisor Fidelity GO Taxable Conservative11.48%1.12%1.40%6.00%0.50%29.50%50.00%
Robo Advisor Fidelity GO Taxable Moderate With Income17.22%1.68%2.10%9.00%0.50%19.50%50.00%
Robo Advisor Fidelity GO Taxable Moderate22.96%2.24%2.80%12.00%0.50%14.50%45.00%
Robo Advisor Fidelity GO Taxable Balanced28.70%2.80%3.50%15.00%0.50%9.50%40.00%
Robo Advisor Fidelity GO Taxable Growth With Income34.44%3.36%4.20%18.00%0.50%4.50%35.00%
Robo Advisor Fidelity GO Taxable Growth40.18%3.92%4.90%21.00%0.50%4.50%25.00%
Robo Advisor Fidelity GO Taxable Aggressive Growth49.20%4.80%6.00%25.00%0.50%14.50%
Robo Advisor Fidelity GO Tax-advantaged Conservative11.48%1.12%1.40%6.00%50.00%0.50%29.50%
Robo Advisor Fidelity GO Tax-advantaged Moderate With Income17.22%1.68%2.10%9.00%50.00%0.50%19.50%
Robo Advisor Fidelity GO Tax-advantaged Moderate22.96%2.24%2.80%12.00%45.00%0.50%14.50%
Robo Advisor Fidelity GO Tax-advantaged Balanced28.70%2.80%3.50%15.00%40.00%0.50%9.50%
Robo Advisor Fidelity GO Tax-advantaged Growth With Income34.44%3.36%4.20%18.00%35.00%0.50%4.50%
Robo Advisor Fidelity GO Tax-advantaged Growth40.18%3.92%4.90%21.00%25.00%0.50%4.50%
Robo Advisor Fidelity GO Tax-advantaged Aggressive Growth49.20%4.80%6.00%25.00%14.50%0.50%

Resources for the Robo Fidelity Go investment portfolios

Check out the Fidelity Go website

Fidelity has a few podcasts.

Get deeper under the skin of Fidelity with our Target Date coverage of Fidelity’s target-date funds. You can find that here.

Suggestions for your next steps

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Rebalancing lowers your portfolio risk and may increase your returns.


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Related Questions

Is Betterment better than Fidelity?

They are both very good robo-services. Their performance is close so you need to think about the add-on services they each provide.

Which is better Fidelity or Vanguard?

Vanguard has lower costs than Fidelity. In index investing costs matter the most.

Is Fidelity a safe company to invest with?

Fidelity is absoluty safe to invest with. Fidelity has one of the best reputations in the investment industry.

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