ShareBuiler is an online brokerage specializing in automatic investment plans
com/ , will notice some new services: electronic delivery of documents, the ability to download account information into Quicken(R) and Microsoft(R) Money, online address changes, and the capability to change Automatic Investment Plans
Automatic investment plans
, as they are often called, require a minimum initial investment as long as you agree to have a set amount withdrawn from your checking or savings account.
With the recent acquisition of ShareBuilder, ING DIRECT product offerings now include simple and direct investment products including stocks, exchange traded funds, options trading, automatic investment plans
, and an affordable 401(k) plan for small businesses.
1,500 for Regular Accounts; $50 for Automatic Investment Plans
E[acute accent]This combined with the Automatic Funding and Automatic Investment Plans
will offer the new and seasoned investor the streamlined trading functionality and fee base once only allowed for larger firms and institutions.
For participants in Automatic Investment Plans
, the initial investment is $1,000 with subsequent monthly investments of $100.
The PortfolioBuilder applications, together with ShareBuilder's automatic investment plans
, enable investors to create, purchase and manage their diversified portfolios.
ShareBuilder gives customers the power to create automatic investment plans
in ETFs and stocks or buy and sell them real-time through a secure, easy-to-use online investing platform.
Automatic Investment Plans
do not assure a profit and do not protect
Using ShareBuilder's unique advisory service and automatic investment plans
, investors can create, purchase and manage their diversified portfolios using either PortfolioBuilder, a simple tool available to anyone who visits the ShareBuilder Web site, or PortfolioBuilder Plus, a more interactive advisory tool available to all ShareBuilder customers
Investors can quickly compare such features as minimum investment, automatic investment plans
, exchange privileges, and types of funds in the family, without having to explore each individual site," said Kassandra Bentley, president of CyberInvest.