dollar cost averaging


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dollar cost averaging

n.
Periodic investment of a fixed dollar amount, as in a particular stock or fund or in the market as a whole, on the belief that the average value of the investment will rise over time and that it is not possible to foresee the intermediate highs and lows.
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Fidelity cautioned that dollar cost averaging does not ensure a profit or protect against loss in declining markets.
You may not have been directly asked about dollar cost averaging lately, but that doesn't mean your clients don't need to know what it is.
Instead of market timing, for example, he endorses dollar cost averaging.
It shapes the individual to adopt the mentality of a long term investor, not a short term trader, as it does not make any sense to think of dollar cost averaging for the short term.
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Some financial advisors advocate a strategy of dollar cost averaging, in which you invest a fixed amount periodically, perhaps every month.
Use for Dollar Cost Averaging (DCA) plans and Systematic Withdrawal Plans (SWP)
The best way to go about investing in such stocks is to take opportunities, like in the current downturn, by dollar cost averaging, which is another name for regular investment.
Asked what should be the most appropriate investment strategy while investing into equity or any other volatile asset, Kitson said that investors should go for Dollar Cost Averaging, commonly known as Systematic Investment Plans (SIPs).
Through a time-proven investment technique called dollar cost averaging, you simply put a set amount in each of your plan investments every pay period, regardless of how the market's doing.
In our April Web Exclusive, author Fred Burkey, CLU, APA, discusses how dollar cost averaging is a tried and true, disciplined approach to investing over the long term and may be a good way to ease your clients back into an investment portfolio.
Dollar cost averaging is an investing technique intended to reduce the risk inherent in placing money in the market with a single large purchase.