Q. What is an ETF?
ETF stands for Exchange-Traded fund. Exchange-Traded means you can buy and sell ETFs on public stock exchanges like the Nasdaq or the New York Stock Exchange. In this context, a fund is a bundle of assets (usually stocks, bonds and/or cash).…
Q. I’m losing money in one of my investments. Should I sell and invest in something else?
At Stash, we believe in taking the long view on your investments. We know this can be a little nerve-wracking, but an investment that is up today could lose value tomorrow. This is all a part of learning to invest. Even if you’re seeing an investment go down in value,…
Q. How do I know when to sell my investments?
At Stash, we believe in taking the long view on your investments. A pillar in the Stash Way is investing for the long-term. Even if you’re seeing an investment go down in value, we recommend holding on to it. In the long run,…
Q. What is an expense ratio?
An expense ratio is an annualized fee (written as a percentage of total assets) that funds charge shareholders. The fee is charged daily by deducting a small amount of a fund’s asset from a shareholder. It covers management fees, administrative expenses and other costs incurred to operate the fund.…
Q. What is a ‘capital gain’?
It’s pretty much what it sounds like: an increase in the value of your investment. If you sell an investment that has gained in value, that’s a capital gain. You’ve made a profit and are subject to federal capital gains taxes within your taxable brokerage account.…
Q. How many investments should I have in my portfolio?
The exact number of investments you purchase is entirely up to you. We like to encourage our clients to have a diverse, robust portfolio that reflects several different industries and technologies. This can help keep your portfolio balanced and avoid too much risk.…
Q. Why should I be investing in ETFs?
There are so many investing options out there, it can be confusing figuring out where to start. As a new investor, ETFs can be a great place to start your portfolio. With an ETF, you can invest in a variety of different companies or industries without needing to choose just one “winner”.…
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