Q. Why should I be investing in ETFs?
As a new investor, ETFs can be a great place to start your investment portfolio. There are thousands of stocks and bonds traded on the exchanges, and it can be difficult to know where to start. With an ETF you can invest in a theme representing ownership in a variety of different companies. You don’t…
Q. What is a fractional share?
Fractional shares are just what they sound like — fractions, or pieces of a whole share. Stash lets you purchase fractional shares of ETFs (exchange-traded funds) to create a diversified portfolio and invest in multiple funds. Fractional shares offer you entry into the market at a price that you can afford, on your budget.
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…
Q. Why is there a cap on how much of an investment I can buy?
In a word: diversification. Stash wants to help build a generation of smart investors, and part of smart investing is ensuring that you aren’t overexposed to a single sector or industry. If it is a match for your risk profile and you’re’ interested, of course we want you to invest, we’ve put it on Stash…
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