Q. What is a dividend?
A dividend is a distribution of a company’s earnings, a divvying up. Say you own shares of Coca-Cola, and Coca-Cola makes some profit. If those shares pay dividends (not all do), you get a certain amount of the profit the company distributes to its shareholders. That amount is determined by how many shares you have.…
Q. How can I invest in a specific company on Stash?
Stash now allows users to invest in both ETFs (exchange-traded funds) and individual stocks. In the app you will find a tab called “Companies” where you can view the individual stocks available. The other investments available on Stash are ETFs (exchange-traded funds), which are baskets of investments that include many companies and/or securities. So say…
Q. What is diversification?
Diversification means making multiple investments so your portfolio is not tied to a single asset class, industry, company, or region. When you diversify, you are ensuring that your investments are not subject to the exact same risks, and are less likely to suffer the same losses. Diversification is often described with the old adage, “Don’t…
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