Is Dollar Cost Averaging the Right Investment Strategy for You?

Dollar-Cost Averaging (DCA), also referred to as unit cost averaging, incremental averaging or cost average effect, is an investment strategy intended to minimize the impact of volatility when investing. What is dollar-cost averaging, what are its benefits and drawbacks, and is this investment strategy best for you? Read this article to learn more.

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Where Do Dividend Investors Fit within Growth and Value Investing Styles?

As a follow on to our articles Growth vs. Value Investing—How do These Two Styles Differ? and Can You Be Both a Growth and a Value Investor?, in this article we focus on income (dividend) investing as it pertains to equity portfolios. What is income (dividend) investing and where do dividend investors fit within growth and value investing styles?

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Growth vs. Value Investing—How Do These Two Styles Differ?

Two of the most common investing styles are growth investing and value investing. These styles can be at the opposite ends of the stock selection spectrum: to select a growth stock, investors look for companies that have current and future earnings growth potential; to select a value stock, investors look for stocks that based on their analysis are currently undervalued. What is the difference between growth and value stocks, what are some potential investor biases for each, and is one style ultimately better than the other?

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