How does Stash work?
Stash is investing simplified. With Stash Invest you can start investing with $5 and learn as you go, all from your smartphone.
When you sign up for a Stash Invest account, we gather some basic information about you and your current financial situation so we can recommend investments based on what we call your ‘Risk Profile.’
Once you sign up, you will need to connect a checking account, and then you can buy fractional shares with as little as $5 and start investing. Your first investment should always be your recommended mix, which is based on your risk profile. After that, you can invest based on your beliefs, goals, and interests. We’ve given the ETFs available on Stash names that help you know what they’re all about, and individual stocks are listed under the company’s name.
That’s it – sign up, customize your portfolio, and boom, you’re an investor.
To open a Stash Retire account, you first need a Stash Invest account. Then you simply need to answer a couple more questions to make sure we match you with the appropriate retirement account, and you can start with as little as $5.
Q. Is my money safe?
Encryption When you use Stash, your information is encrypted and stored on secure servers. Custodial holding Your funds and securities are held by our custody and clearing partner, Apex Clearing Corporation. At Apex, your investments are protected up to a maximum of $500,000 total, including $250,000 in cash balances through the Securities Investor Protection Corporation…
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…
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