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 pick single stocks?
When choosing a single stock to invest in, there are a few things you should keep in mind: You can purchase any single stock available on the Stash app, regardless of your individual risk profile. If you want to purchase single stocks,…
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”.…
Q. Why is the price that I sold my stocks at different than the price I see in the app after the trade has settled?
When you sell an investment on Stash your transaction is queued up and executed during one of our four trading windows, (two in the morning and two in the afternoon). This means that the sale price of your stocks may change because we don’t immediately sell your investment when you initiate a sale. …
Q. Do ETFs have fees?
Yes, ETFs have management fees. These fees are usually referred to as the expense ratio. The expense ratio is often shown as a percentage. ETFs are managed by investment companies that charge a fee for their service. The fee covers all operational costs associated with managing the ETF.…
Q. How is my total return percentage calculated?
A return is how much you gain or lose on either a single investment or an entire portfolio. You can calculate it as both a specific dollar amount or a percentage. Here’s how. Investment positions/holdings: Dollar: [current value] – [amount invested] Percentage: ( [current value] / [amount invested] ) –…
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