Dec 10, 2018
Investing for Beginners: A How-to Guide
Investing in the stock market can seem intimidating. We’ve put together a guide to help you get started.
Investing can seem pretty complicated and intimidating for beginners, especially if you feel like you don’t have the tools to get started.
But the world of investing can be actually very straightforward and easy to grasp. You just have to start with the basics.
That’s why Stash has put together the following guide to help you learn the most fundamental concepts about investing. Our hope is that by giving you clear and easily understandable information, we’ll also help you develop the confidence to get started investing.
Below are resources that will help educate you on how to get started as a beginner investor:
Section 1: The Fundamentals
Why Should You Invest in Stocks?
How to Start Investing
What Is an Investment Portfolio?
Stocks vs. Shares: Everything You Need to Know
Section 2: Fractional Shares and Micro-Investing
How Your Investments Earn You Money
What is Micro-Investing and How Do I Start?
What Are Fractional Shares?
Investing in Fractional Shares on Stash
Here’s How to Research Stocks
Section 3: Where Does Your Money Go When You Invest?
What is a Brokerage Account, and How Do I Open One?
What Is an ETF? Definition and Guide
ETF vs Stocks: Pros and Cons of Each
The Stash Way: Diversify with Bonds
Section 4: The Stash Way
The Stash Way: Invest Regularly
How Time Can Help You When it Comes to Saving and Investing
Auto-Stash Can Help You Double Your Savings
Auto-Stash: Round-Ups and Auto-Invest
Auto-Invest! How it Can Help You Get the Most Out of Your Investments