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If you really like a stock, buy all that you can at one time. Dollar cost averaging really doesn't do much for you except complicate your tracking and eventual sales, if and when you decide to unload some or all of your shares. Besides, there have been studies done that show that you make more in a given stock over time by investing you whole wad at one time rather than dribbling your money into the stock. If it's a good stock and you like it--buy it and get it over with. Then look for the next one. I've followed that approach my whole investing career (I'm 49 and I've been investing since I was 16) and I've not regreted it yet. And I've made a lot of money over those years.
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