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A reliable investment strategy: Identify a widely diversified portfolio of high-quality stocks and build up additional holdings at favorable prices.

 

DRIPs can help you do that.

 

Even small investors can follow such a strategy by investing through dividend reinvestment plans (DRIPs). That's because it takes ownership of only a single share of company stock to establish an account. Therefore, there is nothing to stop you from buying companies in a variety of industries.

 

As for buying at favorable prices, dollar-cost averaging virtually assures that you will buy most shares at favorable prices. And DRIPs provide an excellent way to dollar-cost average. These plans allow you to invest cash amounts to buy shares directly from the company. Once you are enrolled in a plan, you can invest amounts of as little as $25 or $50 (or many thousands of dollars) to buy shares or fractions of shares. That's different than the traditional way to invest, which is to pay brokerage fees to buy a certain number of shares.

 

 

Consolidated Edison Inc. (ED)

Available from the Temper Enrollment Service: Yes


Last Update On: 03/23/2016:

Consolidated Edison, Inc. (Con Edison) is a holding company. The Company operates through its subsidiaries, which include Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. (CECONY), Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. (O&R) and the Competitive Energy Businesses. CECONY delivers electricity, natural gas and steam to customers in New York City and Westchester County. Orange and Rockland Utilities Inc. (O&R) delivers electricity and natural gas to customers located in south-eastern New York, northern New Jersey and north-eastern Pennsylvania. O&R's utility subsidiaries include Rockland Electric Company and Pike County Light & Power Company. Competitive energy businesses provide retail and wholesale electricity supply and energy services. The Competitive Energy Businesses include three subsidiaries: Consolidated Edison Solutions, Inc. (Con Edison Solutions) Consolidated Edison Energy, Inc. (Con Edison Energy), and Consolidated Edison Development, Inc. (Con Edison Development). **Taken from Google Finance**

Industry: Utility-electric, gas
Minimum Investment: $100.00
Maximum Investment: 100,000/year
Shares to qualify: 1
Recent Price: 74.77
Investing Fee: $2.00
Fee for Dividends: $0.00

! = Company pays fees

Information is based on an annual survey and updated when company changes become available.

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