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Dollar-Cost Averaging Pays

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In the late 1990s, many investors enjoyed the fruits of positive double-digit returns with their equity investments. Then, during the period of January 1, 2000, through December 31, 2002, the S&P 500 lost more than 40 per cent of its value, and so did the portfolios of many investors. Then, a similar cycle repeated itself again, ending in a market crash in 2007-2008. Such volatility can be disturbing to portfolio performance and ignite fear in investors. However, history has shown that financial markets will reward investors for the capital they supply over the long term. If you understand all the different types of accounts ...
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(option spread) cost averaging
Don’t expect to get rich quick here, but you can get easy 30 - 50 % per year, just by buying good stocks at discount (as we often discuss), selling monthly premiums of calls and puts. - Tchayipov, Nov 25, 2009   The strategy you have laid out pretty much mirrors much of my trading activity. I also mix in some momentum plays and \"drop dead\" bargains that come across my radar. My YTD trading profit is 63%. Back in March when Phil said \"unless you think the world is coming to an end, then NOW is the time to start taking positions in Buy/Writes with the VIX so high.\" I jumped in with both ... market research, surveys and trends
5 Costs Of Financial Procrastination
As long-time procrastinators will attest, this deferral of something that needs to be done is rarely an isolated instance, and it usually occurs habitually and for trivial reasons.   Procrastination can have a number of undesirable consequences, such as missed deadlines, wasted opportunities and sub-standard work as a result of insufficient time. The costs of procrastination, while substantial, are not easy to quantify.   But what can be quantified – at least to some extent – are the costs associated with putting off decisions and actions when it comes to personal finances and investments. Beware of such ... market research, surveys and trends


Value averaging: Definition from
An investing strategy that works much like dollar cost averaging (DCA) in terms of steady monthly contributions, but differs in its approach to the amount of each monthly contribution. In value averaging, the investor sets a target growth rate or amount on his or her asset base or portfolio each month, and then adjusts the next month's contribution according to the relative gain or shortfall made on the original asset base. Investopedia Says : For example, suppose that an account has a value of $2,000 and the goal is for the portfolio to increase by $200 every month. If, in a month's time, the assets have grown to ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
How to Get Rich a Month at a Time
The chances of winning $1 million in a lottery are about 20 million-to-one. But according to a Consumer Federation/Primerica study, nearly 50 percent of people making less than $30,000 a year believe that hitting the jackpot is their only chance of becoming a millionaire. That notion is dead wrong. The odds of accumulating more than $1 million are almost 100 percent for anyone who starts saving and investing small amounts early and often. For instance, if you put aside $50 a week for 40 years and it accumulates at 9 ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Save Smart With A CD Ladder
A certificate of deposit (CD) is a promissory note or debt instrument issued by most banks and credit unions that entitles the bearer to receive guaranteed interest at a specified rate. It can be issued in various denominations and maturity periods, normally ranging from three months to five years. One disadvantage of a CD is that it keeps your money locked up for the maturity period, and you may be penalized if you withdraw it early. One way to get around this problem is to buy short-term CDs of just a few months duration so you have fairly rapid access to your money if you need it. However, this usually subjects you to the ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Investing: Celebrate the Fourth by buying America's best stocks
Every Fourth of July, the country stops to celebrate its declaration of independence with fireworks, parades and barbecues with family and friends. In the 234 years since the founding of the United States, the country has grown to be the envy of the world. Our bountiful natural resources, strong property rights laws, and diverse, entrepreneurial, and hard-working people have helped to turn the 13 remote and undeveloped colonies into an economic powerhouse. While the growth of the nation has been nothing short of remarkable, there is no doubt that America has had its share of setbacks along the way. But today, during a prolonged ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


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Another investment strategy that, like dollar-cost averaging, pays little attention to the direction of prices uses corporate dividends to boost profits ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Understanding the potential value of dollar cost averaging.
end, dollar cost averaging tends to give you a lower average cost per share than buying a fixed number of shares. And the less you pay for your shares, the ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Dollar cost averaging: Investing through market ups and downs
Example of dollar cost averaging, investing $100 each month: .... and pay stubs, on the promise that they will receive a loan. ...
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