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 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. Exchange-Traded means you can buy and sell ETFs on public stock exchanges like the Nasdaq or the New York Stock Exchange. These bundles of stocks, bonds, and cash usually track…
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. What happens to my shares if a stock splits?
A stock split is similar to taking a $100 bill and splitting it into two $50 bills (or five $20 bills). The number of bills you hold increases, but the overall value of your money remains the same. If a stock that you own splits, the number of shares of stock on the market (or…
Q. Will Stash tell me when to sell my stock shares?
You will be able to sell your shares of stock in the same way that you sell shares of an ETF today. For guidance on how to judge the performance of a company, we recommend that you consult all available resources on learn.stashinvest.com.
Q. How can I invest in my beliefs on Stash?
Put a small part of your extra cash into investments you believe in, care about, or both. If you care about your investments, you have faith in them regardless of whether the market is up or down. This is the attitude of a good investor with strong investing habits. Investments on Stash are sorted into…
Q. What is a custodial account?
A custodial account allows a parent (or grandparent, other family member, or friend) to open a savings/investing account for a minor*. Until the minor reaches the “age of majority” (usually 18 or 21 depending on the State), only the adult or ‘Custodian’ who opened the account can manage the funds. Think of the age of…
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