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The Pocket Idiot's Guide™ To Direct Stock Investing by Lita Epstein, Douglas Gerlach

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Finding Your Companies

Since you know you want to invest using direct stock investing plans, you automatically limit your choices to the approximately 1,600 companies that offer those plans. Companies do not usually give information on their websites because of strict government regulations, so you’ll need to call the investor relations offices of the companies that you pick.
You may be wondering how you can possibly narrow down your choices from the thousands of companies that exist out there. Luckily, there are two good websites that narrow those choices for you. DripCentral (www.dripcentral.com) is managed by author Douglas Gerlach. He lists good choices in his online book about direct stock investing. When you get to the website, go to ...

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