Accounts & Services

Automatic Investing

Dollar-cost averaging through an automatic investing program offers investors an alternative approach, allowing them to enter the market gradually—and perhaps with less risk. It also enables investors to invest in the market without trying to ‘time’ their buys and sells, which is difficult for even the most seasoned investor.

Automatic Asset Builder

Put your savings on auto-pilot. You pick the frequency, date and amount to invest ($100 minimum) and we'll automatically transfer the funds into your Dreyfus account. No more checks to write, no stamps or trips to the post office.

Already have a Dreyfus fund account? Download this form (PDF: 57 KB), complete it and mail it to us.

If you'd like to open a new Dreyfus fund account and set up Automatic Asset Builder, download or order a new account kit and when filling out the new account application, be sure to complete the section for Dreyfus Automatic Asset Builder.

Payroll Savings Plan

An opportune way of having your investment deducted automatically from your paycheck through your employer's direct deposit payroll program. Get the form.

You can have your investment deducted automatically from your Social Security, government pension, military pay or retirement, federal salary, veterans' benefits or most other recurring U.S. government payments with the Dreyfus Government Direct Deposit Privilege. Contact us for more information.

Dreyfus Dividend Sweep

Allows you to make regular investments in one Dreyfus account by automatically having the dividends and/or capital gains (if any) invested in another Dreyfus account with the same registration. Download the form.

Download a prospectus for more complete information on any Dreyfus fund, including management fees, charges, expenses, and share classes, as applicable. Please read it carefully before you invest.

Automatic investment programs may not be available for all funds or account registrations. Regular investing does not guarantee a profit or protect against loss in declining markets. You should consider your ability to continue making investments in down markets before engaging in a regular investment plan.

Why Dollar-Cost Average?

  • Helps take the fear and guesswork out of investing
  • Provides a disciplined, systematic way to build wealth
  • Helps spread your investment risk over time
  • May lower your average share cost in the long term