The most reliable investment strategy is to 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.
Dow Chemical (DOW)
Available from the Temper Enrollment Service: Yes
Last Update On: 03/23/2016:
The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) is as an integrated science and technology company. The Company is a diversified, manufacturer and supplier of products used primarily as raw materials in the manufacture of customer products and services across the world. The Company operates in five segments: Agricultural Sciences, Consumer Solutions, Infrastructure Solutions, Performance Materials & Chemicals and Performance Plastics. The Company serves various industries, such as appliance, automotive, agricultural, building and construction, chemical processing, electronics, furniture, housewares, oil and gas, packaging, paints, coatings and adhesives, personal care, pharmaceutical, processed foods, pulp and paper, textile and carpet, utilities and water treatment. **Taken from Google Finance**
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