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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.

 

 

International Business Machines Corp. (IBM)

Available from the Temper Enrollment Service: Yes


Last Update On: 09/07/2018:

International Business Machines Corporation operates as an integrated technology and services company worldwide. Its Cognitive Solutions segment offers Watson, a cognitive computing platform that interacts in natural language, processes big data, and learns from interactions with people and computers. This segment also offers data and analytics solutions, including analytics and data management platforms, cloud data services, enterprise social software, talent management solutions, and solutions tailored by industry and transaction processing software that runs mission-critical systems in banking, airlines, and retail industries. The company's Global Business Services segment offers business consulting services delivers system integration, application management, maintenance, and support services for packaged software applications and finance, procurement, talent and engagement, and industry-specific business process outsourcing services. Its Technology Services & Cloud Platforms segment provides cloud, project-based, outsourcing, and other managed services for enterprise IT infrastructure environments. This segment also offers technical support, and software and solution support and integration software solutions. The company's Systems segment offers servers for businesses, cloud service providers, and scientific computing organizations data storage products and solutions and z/OS, an enterprise operating system. Its Global Financing segment provides lease, installment payment plans, and loan financing services short-term working capital financing to suppliers, distributors, and resellers and remanufacturing and remarketing services. The company was formerly known as Computing-Tabulating-Recording Co. and changed its name to International Business Machines Corporation in 1924. International Business Machines Corporation was founded in 1911 and is headquartered in Armonk, New York.**Taken from Yahoo Finance**

Industry: Mfr. of bus. machines and info. tech.
Minimum Investment: $50.00
Maximum Investment: 250,000/year
Shares to qualify: 1
Recent Price: 120.73
Investing Fee: $5.00
Fee for Dividends: 2% to $3

! = Company pays fees

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