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. Do single stocks trade like ETFs on Stash?
Yes. You can buy and sell a stock on Stash just like all of the other ETFs that are available to you on the platform. Stash executes trades (buys and sells) in two trading windows each business day. All trades placed are queued up and executed during these trading windows. Stash trading windows only operate…
Q. Am I ready to open a Retire account?
Stash Retire accounts are a tax-efficient type of account designed to help you invest for retirement. If you’d like to learn more about why people decide to open Retire accounts, please read this article. If you’ve decided that saving for retirement is right for you, we offer two different types of individual retirement accounts (IRAs):…
Q. What is a custodial account?
A custodial account allows a parent (or grandparent, other family member, or friend) to open a savings/investing account for a minor*. Until the minor reaches the “age of majority” (usually 18 or 21 depending on the State), only the adult or ‘Custodian’ who opened the account can manage the funds. Think of the age of…
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