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Doubtless, you’ve heard that you should “Buy low and sell high”. That’s a great strategy, but how do you do it without a crystal ball? Well, there is a way to very effectively do it although it’s not widely known. That way involves using Dividend Reinvestment Plans, also known as Direct Investment Plans (DRIPs).
DRIPs make it feasible for you to invest small amounts of money on a regular basis. (I say feasible because, by investing through no-fee DRIPs, your investments are not compromised by transaction costs.) Many DRIPs do not charge fees for investments or reinvestments.
Therefore, it’s efficient, from a transaction cost point-of-view, to make regular investments over a period of time instead of. . .
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As you begin your journey into investing directly through DRIPs, you'll want to refer to this site for the latest information about the operations of the plans as well as for assistance to help you get started.
We are constantly updating the site with new information, so you may want to make it one of your "favorites."
Search for DRIPs gives you basic information about every company that offers direct investing. Subscribers can screen based on industry, dividend yields, fees, and many other important criteria.
You can read capsule reviews of companies that offer plans. And you can use the investing strategies we've uncovered to maximize the advantages of DRIP investing.
You can use this site to enter orders for DRIP enrollments.
The enrollment service provided here transfers shares in the customer's name (which is a requirement to join a DRIP).
In general, traditional brokers will buy shares for customers and hold them in "street name" (the broker's name).
The results of making regular investments into a diversified group of companies through the company DRIP have proved to be superior over every time period for the past 25 years.
With the ability to diversify and invest periodically (without fees), small individual investors can have a better chance of success than large institutional investors.
We've discovered that, in general, the uncertainty of markets makes it more rewarding to
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