What Are the Best Small Investments?

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In times of uncertain economic future, it is important to look at your investment strategy and tweak it as needed. One of the ways that you can improve your portfolio is to take on small investments with lower risks associated with them. Taking in smaller rewards and returns may seem like a waste, but these smaller ROIs can actually add up fast in the right investment vehicles. Fixed income investments are some of the best small investments that are available to you, like savings accounts and CDs. Another excellent investment vehicle for someone looking for small investments with great rewards is an investment called DRIPs.

DRIPs are a truly cost effective way to raise equity for a company, and they are beneficial for investors as well. The reason why they are beneficial for investors is because they allow for the investment return drawn from dividends to be invested immediately back into the investment for price appreciation and compounding, but without incurring any brokerage fees. Additionally, there is no waiting for the investor to accumulate enough cash for a full share of the stock, which is another excellent advantage making these some of the best small investments that you can make.

DRIPs have numerous advantages associated with them, but they’re not perfect. They do allow investors to take advantage of dollar cost averaging for cost effectively investing the dividend income that is being paid out by the company. Not only will the investor receive a guarantee for the return on the dividend yield, but they will also earn whatever has been appreciated by the stock during the time that they own it. Another advantage is the fact that you do not need an exorbitant amount of money to begin. You can participate in such a program without more than a single share of stock, but it would be wise to consult your broker or the company’s investor section of their website to get more details on this.

DRIPs also allow you to grow your investment capital in a cost effective way by purchasing more company shares rather than simply spending money or having it sit idly in another account. Most company-offered DRIP investment programs have no fees for transactions, brokerage fees or account-keeping fees so 100% of your returns are being invested back in.

Some of the disadvantages of DRIPs include the administrative hassle associated with the cost basis of all the different small stock purchases, maintaining records of these purchases, and the fact that you do not get to choose the timing for when the stock is purchased. Most DRIPs have specific schedules that they are meant to follow, so there’s a little bit of uncertainty built in to this particular investment vehicle.

Still, if you are looking for one of the best small investments that you can make, these DRIPs are a good way to go if you can find a suitable program to buy into. They are worth checking out if you are trying to build your investment portfolio and are looking for something new, and profitable for that matter.

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Originally posted 2020-11-11 05:57:21. Republished by Old Post Promoter

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