Can you lose money investing in bonds?
The short answer is, yes. There is always a risk of loss when you invest, even with debt investments like bonds. However, bonds are generally considered lower risk than equity investments like stocks, particularly if they are highly rated.
When you invest in investment grade debt, you are loaning money to a company, government, or municipality. A great example of investment grade debt is a U.S. Treasury bond. With U.S. Treasury bonds you are loaning money to the U.S. Treasury. The Treasury is then agreeing to pay you back, on a set schedule, with interest. With highly rated, investment grade debt there is a low risk of default on the loan, so therefore there is generally a lower risk of significant loss.
Q. Do single stocks trade like ETFs on Stash?
Yes. You can buy and sell a stock on Stash just like all of the other ETFs that are available to you on the platform. Stash executes trades (buys and sells) in two trading windows each business day. All trades placed are queued up and executed during these trading windows. Stash trading windows only operate…
Q. Am I ready to open a Retire account?
Stash Retire accounts are a tax-efficient type of account designed to help you invest for retirement. If you’d like to learn more about why people decide to open Retire accounts, please read this article. If you’ve decided that saving for retirement is right for you, we offer two different types of individual retirement accounts (IRAs):…
Q. What is a custodial account?
A custodial account allows a parent (or grandparent, other family member, or friend) to open a savings/investing account for a minor*. Until the minor reaches the “age of majority” (usually 18 or 21 depending on the State), only the adult or ‘Custodian’ who opened the account can manage the funds. Think of the age of…
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