Practical analysis for investment professionals
12 November 2012

Does It Make Sense to Dollar-Cost Average? (Video)

Dollar-cost averaging is a technique that many investors have used to build substantial long-term wealth. Often, it works by setting aside a fixed amount of money every month for investment into a mutual fund. Vahan Janjigian, one of the Authors of the Forbes/CFA Institute investment course, spells out how it works and who it works best for: those investors that may not have a lot of wealth, but do have a steady stream of income.

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Robert Stammers, CFA

Robert Stammers, CFA, is director of Investor Engagement for CFA Institute and is responsible for increasing the use and distribution of Future of Finance and CFA Institute content by various audiences. Prior to joining CFA Institute, Stammers was the principal for his founded company where he consulted for real estate owners, lenders, and syndicators to develop and analyze structured real estate investments. There he devised strategy for obtaining debt and preferred equity capital and created finance-related marketing materials and research papers for various clients. Stammers has authored over 100 articles on various financial and investment topics for such investment periodicals as Forbes and Investopedia. He served as a senior equity analyst, where he was responsible for the creation of new investment tools and instructional products to provide the revenues for two new investment education companies. As a senior executive for several institutional fund managers, Stammers was the portfolio manager for a $1 billion enhanced real estate fund, a $1.2 billion private timber fund, and several pension fund separate accounts.

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