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Those are my two options and I am not quite sure which way to go. Have you pretty much gone out of "DCA Range" when you invest only 4 times a year? That seems like such a small amount and might not entirely reap benefits of DCA, would higher commissions be worth it to invest more frequently. I am 22 and this is going in an IRA.

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I did a study (with help from GLSmyth) to see how varying the frequency of your purchases will affect your average purchase price. The short answer is that a quarterly purchase schedule will have a negligible impact on the average purchase price over the long term (5+ years).

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