Vanguard, in a note it posted for ETF and fund investors, advises that investors who are comfortable with their investment plans stick with those plans, including regular investments through payroll deductions, automatic investment plans
, or target-date funds.
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A: In the past, I've always recommended automatic investment plans
with mutual fund companies.
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, as they are often called, require a minimum initial investment as long as you agree to have a set amount withdrawn from your checking or savings account.
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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.
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.
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
For participants in Automatic Investment Plans
, the initial investment is $1,000 with subsequent monthly investments of $100.
Exchange, sell or buy additional shares -- Update automatic investment plans
and systematic withdrawal plans -- Change address and distribution options -- Order money fund checks