Q. What happens to my shares if a stock splits?
If a stock you own splits, don’t worry! This is nothing to worry about. Imagine that you have a $100 bill. You want to break it down, so you get change in the form of two $50 bills. You haven’t lost any money,…
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’s a couple things you should keep in mind. First off, all single stocks can be purchased by all users, regardless of their individual risk profile. If you want to purchase single stocks,…
Q. Do I have voting rights?
Yes, you may have voting rights for some of the companies you invest in on Stash! You need to own at least one whole share of the stock though. Since we trade fractional shares for our customers, some of our users can hold less than one full share.…
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.…
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