Dollar-Cost Averaging: Truth and Fiction

Morningstar researchers tackle the myths around lumpsum investing (LSI) vs. dollar cost averaging (DCA). Historically, DCA has produced lower long-term returns than LSI. At the same time the returns from DCA are more uncertain that the results from LSI.


Our researchers examine:
  • The advantages of DCA over LSI
  • Does DCA make you wealthier?
  • Does DCA reduce risk?
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