Q. Can I withdraw money from my Stash account whenever I want?
On Stash, you are purchasing shares, that means you have to sell the shares you’ve bought before getting your money back. If you submit a sell order, it takes 2 business days for your funds to settle in your account per SEC regulations. After that settlement period, you can withdraw funds to your bank account,…
Q. What am I investing in on Stash?
ETFs make up the majority of the investments currently available on Stash. ETF stands for Exchange-Traded Funds. An ETF is a basket of investments (for example: stocks and bonds) bundled into funds that are traded on an exchange. That fund owns the underlying assets (i.e. stocks, bonds, cash, or even physical gold bars!) and tracks…
Q. How does Stash work?
Stash is investing simplified. With Stash Invest you can start investing with $5 and learn as you go, all from your smart phone. When you sign up for a Stash Invest account, we gather some basic information about you and your current financial situation so we can recommend investments based on what we call your…
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. I just sold my investments and I want to withdraw the money from that sale. Why can’t I withdraw the amount?
Sales take two business days to settle according to U.S. laws. After two business days, your money will be added to your ‘Available to Withdraw’ in the Stash Cash section of your portfolio. When you can see that amount in your ‘Available to Withdraw’, you can withdraw. Please note: Business days are Monday through Friday,…
Q. Can I purchase individual stocks on Stash?
Most of the investments currently on Stash are Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), selected based on factors like low fees, managed risk, and historical performance. Because ETFs can provide exposure to many different companies, they can provide better diversification than many individual stocks, and work well as building blocks of a portfolio. There is currently one…
Q. Do I have to pay taxes on any money I make through my Stash account?
Like any investment, you will need to pay taxes on all realized capital gains, dividends and income interest. This means, if one of the funds you have in your portfolio increases in value, and you sell that investment at a higher value than when you bought it, you’ve made some money, and you need to…
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