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Direct Stock Purchase Plan (DSPP) Review

I bought a lot of individual stocks in recent years in my brokerage accounts, mostly with Scottrade. In addition to stocks purchased here and there though some of the widely used online stock brokerage firms, I also added two stocks, ExxonMobile (NYSE:XOM) and Boston Properties (NYSE:BXP), to my regular purchase list, all through Direct Stock […]

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Buy ExxonMobil (XOM) DSPP Stock Through ComputerShare

I am still expanding my stock investments, this time through the DSPP program at ComputerShare. Yesterday, I added ExxonMobil (XOM) to my regular purchase list with a monthly purchase of $100 of the stock. The reason that I want to buy it through a DSPP program rather making a one-time purchase like I did with […]

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Buy Stocks Directly at ComputerShare: The Complete Process

I bought my first share of Bank of America (BAC) through ComputerShare back in November 2006. Since then I have been making regular monthly purchase and consider it as a good alternative to buying stocks through a broker with a fixed commission. If you’re also considering investing with ComputerShare, but haven’t started the process yet, […]

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Adding P&G to My Regular Investment List and Getting Shares of Philip Morris International

In December 2006, I bought my first share of Procter & Gamble (PG) through their Shareholder Investment Program (SIP), which is a direct investment program, as part of my effort to build a portfolio that generates passive income (other stocks I own in this category include Bank of America, Progress Energy, Altria, etc.). However, in […]

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Procter & Gamble DRIP Program Updates

Last December I bought some P&G shares through their direct stock purchase program as part of my income-generating portfolio. After comparing what the company charges for direct investment against commissions at ShareBuilder, I decided to go with the company instead of using ShareBuilder. Though the cost of each trade is quite low when buying a […]

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Is DRIP still Worth the Effort?

First of all, what is DRIP? According to Wikipedia, a DRIP (dividend reinvestment program or dividend reinvestment plan) is an equity investment option offered directly from the underlying company. The investor does not receive quarterly dividends directly as cash. Instead the investor’s dividends are directly reinvested in the underlying equity. This allows the investment return […]

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Where to Buy DRIP Stocks

I am a fan of dividend reinvestment plan (DRIP), though I didn’t start participating till late last year. Currently, I have several stocks purchased through DRIP programs: Bank of America (BAC), Progress Energy (PGN), and Procter & Gamble (PG). The first two are from ComputerShare while the last one is from the company directly. The […]

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P&G Shares Purchased

Early last month, I sent the account application form together with a $500 check to P&G to invest in their stocks. The confirmation mail arrived yesterday, saying the initial purchase was made on December 1st. This part of my recent DRIP investments in dividend-paying stocks. So far I have bought three stocks: Bank of America […]

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