Stock Investments Direct From The Company

By: Ranju Kumar

Nowadays there are companies that allow an investor to purchase stocks from the company directly. It is perfect according to the Securities & Exchange Commission. These are called Direct Stock Plans. It is called DSPP. The company may require information that you have stocks through employment with the company. But it is not required in all companies.

The Direct Stock Plan operates in different manner than buying stock through a broker. There may be small amount of fee & no commissions are charged for these stock plans. On the other hand the company buys and sells the stock at a given time. The investor cannot sell or trade stocks at his will. The broker cannot charge a commission but the investor may always turn the stocks to a broker to sell. You may be charged a fee by the company. It depends on your understanding.

You can implement a Direct Stock Plan to purchase stocks on a regular basis.

If you have companies of your choice, like the Walt Disney Company, Coca Cola or other brand names in the United State. By accessing the company website you can review the list of stocks in your local library or check out the company in which your are interested.

Direct Dividend Reinvestment Plan is another method of investing directly in a company. It is generally called a DRIP. The High quality feature of this plan is that instead you receiving the dividends, you agree to reinvest the dividends in the company for more stock. It is a regular Direct Stock Plan with a reinvestment agreement. If you have a broker you may carryout a similar investment plan with your other stocks & mutual funds.

The major advantage is that company allows a private investor to purchase stocks directly this allows you to set up a pay check withdrawal each pay period for the purposes of the stock plan. There are many advisory services that you can assist in locating companies that provides direct stock purchase plan. I would suggest you can find companies in which you are interested in & make enquiries with the investor relations.

The major advantage of you contacting an individual company yourself allows you to use your own preferences & then do a small amount of leg work. The company representative provides you the necessary forms & gives you an individual advice on how to set up pay roll deduction. On the other hand you can contact your banking institutions, employer human resource or bill payer to set up the account.

It will astonish you a good number of companies that allows you to buy stocks directly by setting up a plan. The possibility ranges include utility companies, fast food stocks, entertainment and retail stocks.

It may be a good option for investing, if you have any solid company that has shown a solid performance. The only thing is you lose your time. The time it takes in gathering the information has a big payoff. You will be able to get a long term relationship & also save your commission fees.

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