Q. Why should I invest?
Investing is a great way to make your money work for you. Keeping your money out of the market can mean a loss of thousands of dollars of growth and dividends over the course of your money-earning life. The sooner you start investing, the greater your chance of benefiting from compounding. Let’s say you invested…
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. 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. What are trading windows?
Stash executes trades in two distinct trading windows. All trades placed are queued up and executed in the designated trading windows. Stash trading windows only operate in normal market hours (i.e. Monday to Friday excluding market holidays). Generally, there are two trading windows per day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.
Q. What is investing?
You can invest in many ways; with your time, your energy, your attention. In the Stash context, we’re talking about money. When you invest on Stash, you’re buying portions of funds with an expectation of earning a return by participating in the the buying and selling of financial instruments (e.g., stocks and bonds) on an…
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 do I know when to sell my investments?
At Stash, we believe in taking the long view. That means buying and holding and not trading as the market swings. In short, we recommend holding investments for the long term. It’s natural to be a little nervous when you see an investment go down in value. But we recommend hanging in there and waiting…
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