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.
PepsiCo Inc. (PEP)
Available from the Temper Enrollment Service: Yes
Last Update On: 03/29/2016:
PepsiCo, Inc. (PepsiCo) is a global food and beverage company. The Company operates through six segments: Frito-Lay North America (FLNA), Quaker Foods North America (QFNA), Latin America Foods (LAF), which includes its food and snack businesses in Latin America PepsiCo Americas Beverages (PAB), which includes its North American and Latin American beverage businesses PepsiCo Europe (Europe), which includes beverage, food and snack businesses in Europe and South Africa, and PepsiCo Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA), which includes beverage, food and snack businesses in AMEA, excluding South Africa. Through its operations, bottlers, contract manufacturers and other third-parties, the Company manufactures, markets, distributes and sells a variety of beverages, foods and snacks, serving customers and consumers in more than 200 countries and territories. **Taken from Google Finance**
|Industry:||Food and Beverage|
|Shares to qualify:||1|
|Fee for Dividends:||$0!(>100 sh.); 5%(to $2)+3¢/sh.(>100 sh.)|
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! = Company pays fees
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