Rye, NY (PRWEB) April 7, 2011
Moneypaper (http://www.directinvesting.com) is celebrating its 30th Anniversary this month. The inaugural issue was published in April 1981, shortly after Ronald Reagan took office as President. Back then, interest rates were sky-high and the Great Bull Market hadn’t even begun. A lot has changed in the last 30 years!
There have also been lots of changes to Moneypaper since that first issue, when it was dedicated specifically to helping women take on some of the responsibility for making investing decisions. But helping people to make their own investment decisions while relying on solid fundamentals and sound reasoning is still the basis of the service.
Over the past 30 years, Moneypaper has helped level the playing field for smaller investors (both men and women) by focusing attention on direct investment plans (DRIPs). Since 1996, it has provided an enrollment service to make it easy for people to become enrolled in these plans.
DRIPs started out as a way for employees to build up holdings in the stock of the companies where they worked. Later, DRIP accounts became available to members of the general public. There are more than 1,000 companies that offer such plans. Most of them are high-quality dividend paying companies including ExxonMobil, Hormel Foods, PepsiCo, Procter & Gamble, and Union Pacific, to name just a handful of no-fee DRIPs. During the month of April a complete list of no-fee DRIPs is available at http://www.directinvesting.com/search/no_fees_list.cfm.
Returns on stock investments have been proven to beat inflation and virtually every other type of investment. However, most investors typically don’t end up making money in the market. That’s because they are at a disadvantage when they follow traditional methods of investing.
Investing through DRIPs makes it possible for anyone to avoid some of the most common investing pitfalls. DRIPs make it possible to utilize strategies that are commonly available only to the wealthiest investors, such as dollar-cost averaging and wide diversification of assets.
The systematic investment approach that DRIPs help you to implement makes it easier to withstand the impulse to speculate and provides some shelter from the plunges that account for much of the losses in the market.
Hundreds of thousands of Moneypaper subscribers can testify to the advantages of this low-risk, low-cost method of investing that lets you effectively control your emotions—and your destiny.
Free access to the no-fee DRIP list is available this month in celebration of Moneypaper's 30th Anniversary. (Users can just click on the big red button on the home page.) It is hoped that broad access to this list will help more people who do not have a brokerage account to realize that they, too, can invest in the stock of hundreds of public companies—without paying fees or commissions.