How does investing work?

The first time a child decides to use the investment platform, the primary a parent will be asked to open an account with our brokerage service provider Apex Clearing.

To buy: A child/teen will select any title in the “Save/Invest” area of their dashboard. Once a selection is made, the parent will be notified of the request to make a purchase. The minimum stock purchase is $10.

To sell: A child/teen will select from the “My Stocks” area in the dashboard and the parent receives a notification of the request to complete the transaction.

Depending upon when either transaction is processed (during normal business hours, after hours, weekend or holiday), it will be completed as soon as possible and posted to the child account. Until fully processed you will see “pending” in the activity feed.

You can follow your holdings on the dashboard under the “Save/Invest” area of the account. When the markets are opening, the activity is live but with a 15-minute delay.

Brokerage services provided by Apex Clearing, an SEC-registered broker-dealer and member of FINRA /SIPC. Investments in securities: Not FDIC Insured • No Bank Guarantee • May Lose Value. Investing in securities involves risks, and there is always the potential of losing money when you invest in securities. Before investing, consider your investment objectives, charges and expenses. For more details, see our Form CRS, Broker Check and other disclosures.

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