Later when I had a job I sent a monthly check and accumulated more with my meager savings until Citicorp (that's what it was called back then) canceled their DRIP and dividend in the early 1990's. I have never sold a share of Citigroup. My position in the stock has enjoyed significant capital gains and I already have a big exposure to financials through my holdings in previous employers.
On Friday, I paid $50.10 for more Citigroup. I couldn't help myself. It just happened. The stock was down a few percent, I saw that p/e of 11.5, a dividend yield of 4.4%, a growing global business with a presence in every market of the world. I saw that I was getting investment banking talent at a commercial bank price with a great franchise thrown in. I just had to buy.
Disclosures and Confessions: I own Citigroup (C). I used Citibank global banking services while living abroad. I found the Citibank 'Live Richly' campaign fantastic. Even though I thought Citigroup a bit insincere, I hope the anti-greed messages stuck with some people.
C 1-yr chart: