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Old 06-25-2008, 10:10 AM   #21
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Anyone changing their minds on the benefits of DCA lately?
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Old 06-25-2008, 10:35 AM   #22
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If people were paid yearly as opposed to weekly, biweekly or monthly, I think DCA would be far out of style
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Old 06-25-2008, 12:37 PM   #23
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Investing some of each paycheck isn't really DCA. It's lump summing. You invest all your investment money in a lump sum as it becomes available--IOW, each time you get a paycheck. You don't have the money until you get paid, so you obviously invest it beforehand.

True DCA is when you have a lump sum and dribble it into the market over a period of time.
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Old 06-26-2008, 08:02 AM   #24
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Investing some of each paycheck isn't really DCA. It's lump summing. You invest all your investment money in a lump sum as it becomes available--IOW, each time you get a paycheck. .
Well yes, but financial types already made up a different term for that... Periodic Investing

unfortunately, periodic investing also satisfies the definition for dollar cost averaging so there is alway spirited debate about the existing terms.
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