Dollar Cost Averaging

Business / Taxes / Dollar Cost Averaging: Dollar cost averaging means adding a fixed amount of money on a regular schedule to an investment account, such as a mutual fund or a dividend reinvestment plan (DRIP). Since the share price of the investment fluctuates, you buy fewer shares when the share price is higher and more shares when the price is lower. The advantage of this type of formula investing, which may also be called a constant dollar plan, is that, over time, the average price you pay per share is lower than the actual average price per share. But to get the most from this approach, you have to invest regularly, including during prolonged downturns when the prices of the investment drop. Otherwise you are buying only at the higher prices. Despite its advantages, dollar cost averaging does not guarantee a profit and doesn't protect you from losses in a falling market.

Other Words for Cost

Cost Verb Synonyms: price, outlay, payment, charge, expense, expenditure, rate, tariff
Cost Noun Synonyms: sell for, get, fetch, bring in, set (someone) back
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Indirect Costs

Business / Human Resources (HR) / Indirect Costs: Expenses, such as fringe benefits, overhead, utilities, rent or equipment, that have been incurred for the purpose of common general activities and cannot be identified or charged directly to the prod MORE

Indirect Management Costs

Business / Real Estate / Indirect Management Costs: Expenses in a budget of a real estate agency or parent company the are partially attributable to the operation of a management department. MORE

Infant Formula Cost-Containment

Business / Agriculture / Infant Formula Cost-Containment: Refers to statutory provisions in the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 that require state WIC agencies to solicit bids to infant formula companies for the sale of infant formula used in WIC food packages. MORE

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