Can I choose my investments?

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Alexander G.
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You can choose your own investments with an Acorns Custom Portfolio, available with our Premium plan. Here's how Custom Portfolio works. You can see a full list of stocks available here.

Even if you're not interested in choosing your own stocks, there are a few ways you can personalize your portfolio while we manage it for you:

  1. Choose your risk level: When you sign up, you'll answer a few questions about yourself (like your age, income, and goals). Based on your answers, we'll recommend a portfolio for you. Each portfolio is designed to match your risk level You can choose your portfolio yourself anytime, overriding our recommendation — here's how.
  2. Choose an ESG portfolio: Acorns ESG portfolios are built for investors who’d like to invest more of their money in companies with higher ESG (environmental, social, or governance) ratings. You can learn more here.
  3. Add Bits of Bitcoin: You have the option to add up to 5% of your investments towards a Bitcoin-linked exchange-traded fund (ETF for short). Here's more about Bits of Bitcoin.

Heads up: Changing your portfolio could mean we'll sell some of the ETFs in your current portfolio and purchase ETFs for your new portfolio selection. There can be tax implications when you make a portfolio change. Your tax situation is unique, so we recommend speaking to a tax professional or visiting to figure out what applies to you and what you may need to report.

Acorns doesn't provide tax advice, but if you have any questions or concerns about your account, please contact us.

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