Author Topic: Lump sum or dollar cost average?  (Read 1260 times)

hagen401k

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Lump sum or dollar cost average?
« on: November 02, 2021, 12:37:24 PM »
Jeremy,
You're amazing! Love everything you're doing. I have been burdened with a pile of cash. I have been dollar cost averaging for years but have had the good fortune to make a large amount of extra money these last two years that foolishly I haven't put in the stock market. If you have a large amount of cash to be invested, do you generally go all in or DCA (regardless of whether the market is at an all time high or low)?

Thanks, Hagen

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Re: Lump sum or dollar cost average?
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2021, 11:03:14 PM »
You won't know wether DCA or lump sum is better until after the fact.

Rule of thumb is that lump sum is better

The last big chunk of cash I had I did lump sum. Also with the 2nd and 3rd to last chunks of cash.

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Re: Lump sum or dollar cost average?
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2021, 01:33:45 PM »
Thanks for the input!