How much should my child invest in stocks?

How much you should invest is a personal decision based on all the other factors in your life and we want to be there to support you throughout your financial journey. A few things to remember:

  • Investing has risks. No one knows exactly what will happen in the future and investments could lose money, so be aware of how much you are able to invest and be comfortable leaving it there for a period of time since it may have ups and downs.
  • The good thing about starting early is you can get benefits of compound interest! Over time the money you earn in investing could keep making you more money! If you invest $100 and, for example, earned a 10% return next year, you'd have $110. If you had another good year and made 10% more you now have $121. That $10 you made in the first year actually earned 10% more as well! Over the long term this can become a really valuable aspect of investing.
  • If you want to start with just a toe in the water we offer fractional shares so you can buy $1 of the company of your choice (rather than having to buy a $1,000+ share of some companies).
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