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What Are Stash’s Trading Windows?

Stash uses four trading windows because our platform is not intended to be used for day trading, but rather for long-term investing. By investing small amounts in a diversified portfolio over a long period of time, you can minimize your risk and save for your future. Stash also doesn’t offer margin trading or options trading, which can leave you more open to risk. 

All trades placed are queued up and executed during separate trading windows, two in the morning and two in the afternoon. Stash trading windows operate in normal market hours: (i.e. Monday to Friday, excluding market holidays).

While you won’t see real-time share prices on our platform, you can always see the share price your trades were executed at in each trade’s transaction details, viewable in your portfolio1 activity feed.

The exception to this are our cryptocurrency trades. You can trade crypto 24/7/365, except during the daily 35 minute maintenance window*, which is from 5:30-6:05 p.m. ET. After the maintenance window has passed, try your trade again. We offer crypto trading 24/7 so you can complete your transaction at any time outside of the maintenance window. You can view the available market history of all crypto coins on our platform at any time on the app or web. Please note that some of this market data may be subject to limitations depending on market data available through our data provider. 


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. 

*Stash or Apex Crypto may halt or limit trading in Crypto in order to perform regularly scheduled maintenance, or otherwise in Stash’s or Apex Crypto’s sole discretion. 

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


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