Quantcast
Are you getting the best rate from your broker?
Compare your broker's rates now to find out if you can save money

Choose your broker below
Welcome to Dividend.com. Please help us personalize your experience.

Select the one that best describes you
Dividend logo

There are plenty of investing rules and strategies that everyone seems to follow. And we’re not talking about silly ideas like “Sell In May and Go Away,” but actual concepts in portfolio construction.

Ideas on diversification, the 4% withdrawal rule, and similar have become common in almost everyone’s portfolio. And for the most part, these sorts of portfolio ideas are just taking as gospel by the investing public.

One of the most common is dollar-cost averaging.

The idea of placing regular dollar amounts into the markets is what retail investing is built on. And for years, the strategy has been a major talking point for market pundits and bloggers: by investing on a regular schedule, you’ll be wealthy over time.

Well, it turns out dollar-cost averaging may not be the best thing. And investors could be leaving plenty of dollars on the table. In the end, some situations could call for more immediate investment rather than a periodic schedule.

To read the Full Story, Go Premium or Log In

Popular Articles

News

General Electric Company Sees a 50% Decrease in Dividend

Every day, companies across the globe announce upcoming dividend payouts. You can find the...

Premium Untitled%20design%20%2855%29
News

Having a Steady Hand Is Vital

Sweaty palms. A slow, creeping feeling of dread. Perhaps even a moment of sheer terror. For most...

Premium Shutterstock 351498242
News

Monthly Dividend Payers Rise in Rank on Most Watched Stocks List

Last week, two high-yielding monthly dividend payers went up on the Most Watched Stocks List....