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 smart phone.
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 funds available on Stash names that help you know what they’re all about like “Defending America” and “Clean & Green.”
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 $50.
Q. What does ETF stand for?
ETF stands for Exchange-Traded fund. Here is breakdown of that means. Exchange-Traded means you can buy and sell ETFs on public stock exchanges like the Nasdaq or the New York Stock Exchange. In this context, a fund is a bundle of assets, usually stocks, bonds and/or cash. These bundles of stocks, bonds, and cash usually…
Q. Do ETFs pay dividends?
It depends on the ETF! Some ETFs definitely do pay dividends. And just like companies decide when to pay dividends to investors, managers of ETFs decide when or if an ETF will pay dividends. Usually ETFs pay dividends depending on whether the companies within the fund are also paying dividends and if the prospectus (aka…
Q. Are ETFs safe?
Investing involves risk, even when investing with ETFs. Like other investments (stocks, bonds, mutual funds), ETFs are deemed “safer” or riskier depending on what is in the investment. Risk isn’t determined by the type of investment as much as it is determined by what is ‘under the hood’ of each investment. In the finance and…
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