What is rebalancing and does how it work?

It is expected that over time, each portfolio's actual asset allocation will vary from its target asset allocation due to normal price variations in the market. This can affect portfolio performance and impact the target risk and asset class allocations of your portfolio. Honest Dollar has two features, facilitated via a portfolio management system, to help keep your portfolio on track for your target allocation:

Each time you make a deposit into (or withdrawal from) your Honest Dollar IRA your money will be allocated so that your portfolio is rebalanced back in line with your Selected Portfolio target weights, or as close to these weights as possible.

Additionally, Honest Dollar will review your account, using a portfolio management system, to determine if your ETF holdings deviate from the target allocations in your Selected Portfolio. Honest Advisors will review such deviations and will periodically rebalance to bring your holdings back in line with the target allocation of your selected portfolio. Honest Dollar's investment advisory personnel have the ability to override the system's determination whether to rebalance under certain circumstances.