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 diversification?
Diversification means making multiple investments in different asset classes, industries, companies or regions. This can help a portfolio avoid being influenced by the same kind of risks. Diversification is the investing equivalent of the old adage, “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.”…
Q. Can you lose money investing in stocks?
As with all forms of investing, there’s a risk of losing money when you invest in stocks. When you buy shares of a publicly traded company, they’re valued at a certain amount. It’s entirely possible for that amount to rise or fall.…
Q. What is a trade?
In the investing world, ‘trading’ means buying and/or selling financial instruments, often stocks and bonds.…
Q. Can you lose money investing in bonds?
The short answer is, yes. There is always a risk of loss when you invest, even with debt investments like bonds. However, bonds are generally considered lower risk than equity investments like stocks (particularly if they are rated highly). When you invest in investment grade debt,…
Q. What is an exchange?
An exchange is a market where financial instruments are traded. Exchanges can be physical places where traders meet or electronic platforms. One famous example is the New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street. There are exchanges all over the world. Some from other countries include the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the London Stock Exchange.…
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