Why is my return so low?
A low return simply indicates that the value of the investments you’ve made hasn’t yet increased significantly. In fact, some of the investments you’ve bought may have lost value since you purchased them.
Before you panic, we urge you to consider how long you’ve been investing. A few weeks, months, or even a year can seem like a long time, but a year is actually a very short time frame when you’re investing for the long term.
Perhaps you bought an ETF last year and it has less value than the day you purchased it. We understand that this can be disheartening. However, when you look at overall market trends over decades, and not years, you start to see that the overall trend of the market is up.
It is also important to remember that Stash represents your overall return in your portfolio screen, and this takes into account the gains and losses of each of your individual investments.
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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