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. How do I buy?
In the app, click on the ‘Invest’ tab. From here you can select the invest you’d like to buy. Click on the investment. Once you’ve selected the ‘card’ for the investment you can read a bit more about it, check out its past performance, and decide if you’d like to buy. To buy, simply click…
Q. What is Smart-Save?
Smart-Save analyzes how and when you spend your money and transfers money from your checking account to your Stash Cash when you have cash to spare. Once the money settles in your Stash Cash, you can invest it, withdraw it, or save it for a rainy day. We’ll never initiate a transfer when your balance…
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