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Auto-Stash! How it Helps You Get the Most Out of Your Investments

August 24, 2017

  • Investing consistently over time is a strategy you can use for the long term
  • Turn on Auto-Stash to help you keep investing through every market cycle
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Want to get the most out of your investments? It’s as easy as clicking a button.

Making small deposits and investments on a regular basis is one of the keys to smart investing. It can take the stress out of investing, because when you’re investing a little bit on a regular basis. This can help you to manage the highs and lows of the market to your best advantage.

Why Auto-Stash?

With Auto-Stash you don’t need to worry about picking the right time to invest. If you invest on a schedule, you’ll get some at a higher price, and some at a bargain, and your average price will be somewhere in the middle.

Set up Auto-Stash to make automatic, recurring deposits and investments. Choose a schedule that works for you (every week, every two weeks, or every month), and Auto-Stash can deposit cash into your account or invest it directly into your favorite investments.

Auto-Stash and the market: Why it’s your best friend

Will the market go up and down? YES. Right now the markets are facing some political noise. And often with noise comes volatility, or turbulence.

Long-term investors (that’s you) shouldn’t be concerned with timing the market. No one can predict exactly what the market will do tomorrow or next week.

No matter what the market does, Stash recommends buying small amounts of your investments on a regular basis. This is called dollar-cost averaging and it’s really important.

Consider market fluctuations as opportunities to continue adding to your portfolio at lower prices. If the market keeps dropping, keep adding those little amounts. If the market goes up, keep adding those little amounts.

Never mind the market, hold steady

The past couple of decades have been turbulent. There were gains and declines through the dotcom bust, 9/11, the Great Recession, wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and three separate presidential administrations. But staying the course has proved to be the way to go.

Imagine if you’d bought small amounts of these investments all through these ups and downs. You’d have harnessed the gains from when the market was up, and bought more when the market was down.

By Lindsay Goldwert
Lindsay Goldwert is Senior Editor at Stash.

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