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.
Casey's General Stores Inc. (CASY)
Available from the Temper Enrollment Service: Yes
Last Update On: 03/22/2016:
Casey's General Stores, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiaries operate convenience stores under the name Casey's General Store in 14 Midwestern states, in Iowa, Missouri, and Illinois. The Company also operates one store selling primarily tobacco products. The stores carry food, including freshly prepared foods, such as pizza, donuts, and sandwiches, beverages, tobacco products, health and beauty aids, automotive products and other nonfood items. As of April 30, 2015, the Company operated 1,878 stores. The Company operates a central warehouse, Casey's Distribution Center in Ankeny, Iowa, through which it supplies grocery and general merchandise items to its stores. The Company's subsidiary Casey's Retail Company operates stores in Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. Its subsidiary Casey's Marketing Company owns and has responsibility for the operation of stores in Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Wisconsin. **Taken from Google Finance**
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