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. Will Stash tell me when to sell my stock shares?
You will be able to sell your shares of stock in the same way that you sell shares of an ETF today. For guidance on how to judge the performance of a company, we recommend that you consult all available resources on learn.stashinvest.com.
Q. What happens to my shares if a stock splits?
A stock split is similar to taking a $100 bill and splitting it into two $50 bills (or five $20 bills). The number of bills you hold increases, but the overall value of your money remains the same. If a stock that you own splits, the number of shares of stock on the market (or…
Q. Do I have voting rights?
Yes, you may have voting rights for some of the companies you invest in on Stash! You need to own at least one whole share of the stock though. Since we trade fractional shares for our customers, some of our users can hold less than one full share. As a shareholder, your voting power is…
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