Q. How is it possible for me to invest with only $5?
In the past, individual investors had to buy one or more shares of a stock or ETF (exchange-traded fund) to make an investment. If the price of one share was $100, that was the smallest amount an individual investor could buy. However, it’s now possible for companies like Stash to buy one share, and split…
Q. What am I investing in on Stash?
ETFs make up the foundation investments on Stash, such as your recommended mix. There are also many other ETFs available on Stash that are grouped according to themes. Stash also offers select single stocks, found under the “Companies” tab in the app. ETF stands for Exchange-Traded Funds. An ETF is a basket of investments (for…
Q. What is an ETF?
ETF stands for exchange-traded fund. ETFs are a basket of investments (for example: stocks and bonds) bundled into a fund that’s traded on an exchange. That fund owns the underlying assets (i.e. stocks, bonds, or cash) and generally tracks an index – or group of investments that represent part of the market.
Q. Can I purchase individual stocks on Stash?
Yes! You can now purchase individual stocks on Stash under the “Companies” tab in the app. If you’d like to invest in a company you don’t see as an option in the app, you can tell us what you’d like to see added to the platform next here.
Q. Can I earn dividends from my Stash account?
Yes! Depending on your choice of investments, you may receive dividends. Your dividends are automatically received as cash and go into your free cash balance. View your dividends on the “History” screen under processed transactions. We will email you when you receive dividends.
Q. I’m losing money in one of my investments. Should I sell and invest in something else?
Long-term investing can be nerve-wracking at first. You may see an investment lose value and be tempted to sell. Ultimately, when you sell your investments is up to you. However, we recommend holding investments for the long-term and learning more about dollar-cost averaging and volatility. An investment that is down today may be up tomorrow,…
Q. How is investing different from putting money in a savings account?
Saving is putting money away in a safe location, commonly a savings account, for use at a later time. Savings accounts are great ways to put your money away in a safe place for future needs. However, savings accounts have their limits. Most savings accounts pay very low interest rates, which means that the money…
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