What Ordinary Investors Like You Say About DRIP Investor !
Believe me, I would have to be destitute to give up DRIP Investor. Because of you . . . I have gotten our three children involved in investing. And because I mentioned it in my Christmas card to a young friend, she wrote back asking for more information as she and her husband wanted to start investing.
— Joan Draper, Bowling Green, KY
"$166,288 Portfolio . . . "
We want to thank you for your DRIP Investor. You gave us a chance to purchase stock, and we now have a portfolio of $166,288.93, with the help from your DRIP Investor. Your work is appreciated!
— Harold & Edith Stephens, Aurora, CO
"My broker laughed!"
At the age of 46, I am new to the stock market. About 10 years ago, I was laughed at by a stock broker when he found out that I had only $1,000 to invest. He told me that he wasn’t going to waste his time on such an insignificant amount. At that point, I wrote off the idea of ever owning stocks, until about a year ago when I purchased 7 stocks in order to use dividend reinvestment as part of my savings strategy. Today, I have 10 stocks and am really having fun watching them grow.
— E.G.D., Jr., Lawrenceville, CA
"Investing on a shoestring!"
I owe you a huge THANK YOU! In 1988, I graduated with a degree in Finance, concentrating in investments. I always knew there were great opportunities in the market, I just didn’t have the "big bucks" to take advantage of them . . . In August, 1993, I started my first DRIP with one share of Nevada Power. Since then, my holdings have grown to about 30 stocks worth $6000. I wouldn’t have made it to $1,000 if I had to buy in 100 share lots and pay brokers’ commissions.
— J.N. (on PRODIGY)
"A great job "
Just received and read through October issue of DRIP Investor. Very useful, as usual. Am pursuing a few leads first mentioned in this new issue. You do a great job of ferreting out valuable new data on the DRIP movement.
— S.H., Urbana, IL
"Clear, honest, you bet. . . "
Over the years I have accumulated over 25 prime DRIP accounts — all of which are doing well thanks to your honest straight forward guidance and clear presentation of the facts in DRIP Investor. Investment pays.
— B. B., Pensacola, FL
"A 22% return . . ."
Using your advice and newsletter I have a 22% return on my investment and I am having a great time. I have in the past, and will continue to do so, recommend your books and newsletter to friends who want to invest.
— Ervin R. Pridgen, Moriches, NY
"I read it over and over "
I could write all day long and never fully make you understand how much I enjoy the DRIP Investor paper. I read and read and read it over and over and enjoy it more each time. Your book Buying Stocks Without A Broker has almost become an everyday reading for me; in the past, I have purchased several and gave them as gifts to friends and family.
— Joe Grezaffi, III, Melbourne, FL
"Dependable reference source "
I have followed your advice for several years; invested in the Mutual Fund you are managing; and NEVER loan my scribbled in, well stuffed with notes, personal copies of your books. Keep up the good work and I will keep using you as a dependable reference source for my own and other’s investments, credit properly given of course.
— John A. Latshaw, Jasper, TN
"The best "
There are several sources for further information, but the best is the monthly DRIP Investor newsletter.
— Herb Greenberg, Business Insider
The San Francisco Chronicle
"Excellent, cost-effective vehicle "
As you know, Texaco recently subscribed to your DRIP Investor newsletter because we believe it represents an excellent, cost-effective vehicle for us to keep abreast of the latest developments in DRIPs. We have been in the DRIP business since 1976 and take a lot of pride from the fact that within the corporate community we are viewed as a trendsetter in the DRIP business.
— Stockholder Services Manager
If you want to get seriously involved in acquiring shares through DRIPs, you should read Buying Stocks Without A Broker, by Charles Carlson, or subscribe to Carlson’s monthly newsletter, DRIP Investor.
— Terry Savage
"New Money Strategies for the ’90s"
"The Guru "
Chuck Carlson is the guru of the do-it-yourself strategy.
— The Cleveland Plain Dealer
"Everything you need "
The best source that I can recommend to keep up with the latest DRIP information is the monthly publication DRIP Investor. The subscription price is well worth it. Considered "Your Guide to Buying Stocks Without A Broker," this newsletter updates you each month on which DRIPs are worth looking into.
— "The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Making Money on Wall Street"
Wall Street Journal Readers
What Me Worry?
Charles Carlson, CFA
Editor, DRIP Investor Newsletter
Investors tend to worry. And, not surprisingly, they worry most about what they can see.
The problem is that what typically moves markets are not the things we can see, but the things we canít see or. . .