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What am I investing in on Stash?

With Stash, the thousands of investment choices fall into  buckets. The first bucket is stocks, which are little pieces of ownership in a single company. The second is Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), which are baskets of investments traded on stock exchanges. The third bucket is made up of assorted cryptocurrency coins. 


When you are exploring stocks available in Stash, you’ll likely recognize some companies—companies like Coca-Cola, Amazon, or Apple are all on the Stash platform. Buying stock of companies in diverse industries can be a great way to  diversify your portfolio. Check out this link for stocks offered on Stash.


ETFs are organized into categories. Some are about tracking an asset class—you can invest in an Aggressive Mix or just Match the Market. Other categories are themed—Clean & Green or Public Works are examples. Click here if you are interested in exploring Stash’s diverse set of ETFs.


Cryptocurrency, also known as crypto, is a digital currency designed to work as a medium of exchange. It uses cryptography to secure and verify transactions, as well as to control the creation of new units of a particular digital currency. To help protect you from price manipulation and potential fraud, we only offer large, established cryptocurrencies with real-world use cases. Check out this article to see what coins we offer and get more information about buying crypto on Stash.

Stash also offers indirect cryptocurrency exposure through Smart Portfolio. Specifically, Delaware Statutory Trusts are used as a substitute for a small part of the bond holdings in your Smart Portfolio. Check out this article to learn more about cryptocurrency exposure through a Smart Portfolio.   


This material is not intended as investment advice and is not meant to suggest that any securities are suitable investments for any particular investor. Before investing in any exchange-traded fund, consider your investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses. Investment advice is only provided to Stash customers. All investments are subject to risk and may lose value. All product and company names are trademarks™ or registered®trademarks of their respective holders. Use of them does not imply any affiliation with or endorsement by them.

Cryptocurrency is a highly volatile investment. It’s important to understand the risks associated with trading crypto prior to making any purchases.

1 Your cash and securities are held in your brokerage account at Apex Clearing, and your cryptocurrencies are held in your crypto account at Apex Crypto. 

Cryptocurrency trading and execution services are provided by Apex Crypto LLC (NMLS ID 1828849) through a software license agreement between Apex Crypto LLC and Stash Financial, Inc.  Apex Crypto is not a registered broker-dealer or a member of SIPC or FINRA and is licensed to engage in virtual currency business activity by the New York State Department. Cryptocurrencies are not securities and are not FDIC or SIPC insured. Advisory products and services are offered through Stash Investments LLC, an SEC registered investment adviser. Cryptocurrency is a highly volatile investment; please ensure that you fully understand the risks involved before trading crypto. Visit

A “Smart Portfolio” is a Discretionary Managed account whereby Stash has full authority to manage. Crypto is relatively new and can be volatile. Investments are Delaware statutory trusts and offer indirect exposure to Crypto.

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