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Variable annuity dollar cost averaging programs involve allocating a certain amount to one investment subaccount, such as a money market fund, and then having portions of that payment periodically transferred to other subaccounts.
Dollar cost averaging is vital, but more important is its implementation through mutual funds.
The Automatic Purchase Plan takes advantage of dollar cost averaging to grow investors' precious metals ownership each month, eliminating concerns about timing their metals diversification strategy with the market.
With dollar cost averaging, you buy more fund shares or stock shares when prices are down, fewer shares when prices are up.
This table shows how dollar cost averaging can result in a better average share price than trying to time your purchase.
So, the idea with dollar cost averaging is simple: spend a fixed dollar amount at regular intervals (e.
Dollar cost averaging assures that at least some shares will be purchased when the market hits bottom, Kantrowitz notes.
Dollar cost averaging is the systematic purchase of investment instruments over time.
As the title suggests, this paper compares two "formula" or mechanical investment techniques, value averaging (VA) and dollar cost averaging, to a form of random investing to determine if any technique yields superior investment return performance.
With dollar cost averaging, when the price of a stock increases, the investor is buying fewer shares, and when shares are cheaper, they are buying more.
Dollar cost averaging is a simple strategy practiced by many investors who may not even realize it.
Since the focus of dollar cost averaging is on long-term results, don't be overly concerned with whether prevailing market conditions are strong or weak when you begin to invest.