DRIP PORTFOLIO
Tell Drip Port What to Buy

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By Jeff Fischer (TMF Jeff)
June 7, 2000

We launched our second food and beverage study 10 months ago, on August 3, 1999. Since January of this year, we focused on two companies in the industry, Wrigley (NYSE: WWY) and PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP). Now the time has arrived to ask what you think the Drip Port should purchase as its new, 17-year food and beverage investment.

Please read the list of purchase options in the Foolish poll linked below and then cast your vote! In a separate post, include additional thoughts if you like. Now, finally, after 10 months, here is the poll: Tell Drip Port What to Buy.

I'll return on Friday to discuss your results and, if possible, announce our new buy!

Foolishly,
Jeff Fischer
TMF Jeff on the discussion boards

Drip Portfolio

6/7/2000 Closing Numbers
Ticker Company Day Chg % Chg Price
CPBCAMPBELL SOUP-1 9/16-5.02%$29.56
INTCINTEL CORP-5/8-0.48%$128.94
JNJJOHNSON & JOHNSON-7/16-0.52%$83.69
MELMELLON FINANCIAL CORP15/162.36%$40.69

  Day Week Month Year
To Date
Since
7/28/1997
Annualized
Drip .20% -2.82% 1.26% 25.99% 63.68% 18.77%
S&P 500 .93% -.40% 3.57% .14% 56.73% 16.99%
S&P 500(DA) .93% -.40% 3.57% .14% 59.35% 17.67%
S&P 500(DCA) n/a n/a n/a n/a 27.84% 8.96%
NASDAQ 2.21% .68% 12.89% -5.65% 144.60% 36.66%

Trade Date # Shares Ticker Cost/Share Price LT % Val Chg
9/8/199722.9859INTC45.653$128.94182.43%
11/5/199834.9399MEL34.051$40.6919.49%
11/14/199714.965JNJ78.923$83.696.04%
4/13/19988.337CPB54.179$29.56-45.44%

Trade Date # Shares Ticker Cost Value LT $ Val Ch
9/8/199722.9859INTC$1,049.37$2,963.75$1,914.37
11/5/199834.9399MEL$1,189.74$1,421.62$231.87
11/14/199714.965JNJ$1,181.08$1,252.38$71.31
4/13/19988.337CPB$451.69$246.46($205.23)
  Cash: $0.01  
  Total: $5,884.22  


Key
• S&P 500 (DA) = dividend adjusted. Dividends have been added to the total return of the index.

Note
Drip Port launched with $500 on July 28, 1997, adds $100 to invest every month, and the goal is to own $150,000 in stock by August of the year 2017. Due to the slow nature of dollar-cost-averaging and our relatively significant starting costs, we do not expect to seriously challenge the S&P 500 for the first three to five years as we build an investment base. The long-term advantages of dollar-cost-averaging still overcome the short-term disadvantages, however. Final note: our investment in Campbell Soup is frozen due to fees instituted in its investment plan. Click here for a history of all Drip Port transactions.