What is dollar-cost averaging?
Dollar-cost averaging is a way to help reduce the risk of timing the market. It means regularly buying a fixed dollar amount of an investment. For example, if you want to invest $100 in one fund, you could invest it all now. But you would be taking a risk that the investment, or the market as a whole, might drop in value over the coming months.
With dollar-cost averaging, you can invest the hundred dollars in smaller amounts over a period of time, taking advantage of prices being lower and higher at different times. Dollar-cost averaging helps you take advantage of the average price of an investment over days, weeks, or months.
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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