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Why is my portfolio cash negative after I add money or sell investments?

Your Portfolio Cash may be less than you anticipated, or even negative, because:

  1. You may have added money and invested the funds before receiving confirmation about the status of the transfer to Stash. If that transfer failed for any reason (e.g. insufficient funds), we’ll automatically subtract that amount from your Portfolio Cash.
  2. If you’ve incurred a fee on your account (e.g. your monthly subscription payment), then that amount will be subtracted from your Portfolio Cash.


To bring your Portfolio Cash out of the negative, you’ll need to add money to it, either by transferring to it or by selling existing investments.


If you’re still having an issue with a lower-than-expected or negative balance, please reach out to Support here.



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