What am I investing in on Stash?
ETFs make up the foundation investments on Stash, such as your recommended mix. There are also many other ETFs available on Stash that are grouped according to themes. Stash also offers select single stocks, found under the “Companies” tab in the app.
ETF stands for Exchange-Traded Funds. An ETF is a basket of investments (for example: stocks and bonds) bundled into funds that are traded on an exchange. That fund owns the underlying assets (i.e. stocks, bonds, cash, or even physical gold bars!) and tracks an index – or group of companies with something in common.
If you’re interested in investing in specific industries such as technology, you can invest in an entire group of tech stocks and invest with an ETF, or choose to invest in a specific technology company. And when you purchase fractional shares, you can build a diversified portfolio with as little as $5.
Stash picks a select group of the thousands of ETFs and stocks available, based on factors like low fees, managed risk, and historical performance.
Stash recommends a set of those investments for you, based on the profile you fill out when you sign up. For each investment available to you on Stash, you can see the primary companies included, read our investment profile, and you can always visit the fund website for more information.
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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