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<<If you believe the market is going to go up, DCAing does not make sense - you should put ALL the money into the market NOW.

If you believe the market is going to go down, DCAing does not make sense - you should put NONE of the money into the market NOW. Hold your money in cash-equivalents until you think the market is going to go up, and THEN put ALL of the money in.

(Note: I'm assuming a long-only strategy here.)

If you really have no idea and don't want to study enough to form a reasoned opinion or actively time the market, the best approach is to bet on the long-term average - which is that the market goes up, so you should put ALL of the money into the market NOW.

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Sure. Take the PLUNGE!


There are occasions where I will do just that. But rather more often, I prefer to diversify investments in a stock by making a series of purchases over time ----diversifying through time.



But help yourself to your own style.



Seattle Pioneer
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