DCA

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DCA

1. Directed coronary atherectomy, see there.
2. Directional color angiography, see there.

DCA

Abbreviation for directional atherectomy.
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Dollar-cost averaging forces investors to do the opposite--buy the most stock when prices are low.
Fidelity found the "Stay-the-Course Investor" who maintained a dollar-cost averaging approach throughout the period fared better than the "Bear Market Dodger" who shifted 100% of new contributions to cash before incurring any losses, and moved 100% of new contributions back into stocks as the market resumed a long-term uptrend; and the "Doomsday Capitulator" who shifted 100% of new contributions to cash at the bear market's cyclical low point, and 100% of new contributions back into stocks as the market resumed a long-term uptrend.
We believe in a conservative and wholesome approach to investing and we help investors take advantage of dollar-cost averaging, diversification and dividend reinvestment opportunities regardless of their budget or level of investing experience.
The new product, VULCV-II (the CV stands for cash value), offers enhanced investment choices, dollar-cost averaging from the fixed account at a 6% rate of return and no-lapse provisions determined when the policyholder selects a premium level to guarantee payments of the death benefit, regardless of investment performance.
Domini continued, "investors who have committed themselves to a strategy of dollar-cost averaging may find that by continuing to invest they will pick up shares at relatively low prices.
Mutual funds provide vehicles for implementing the dollar-cost averaging strategy while offering more investment choices.
Since we may not always be able to purchase shares of stocks in large numbers, we recommend investors accumulate shares by dollar-cost averaging.
Other features are dollar-cost averaging to eliminate the guesswork of investment timing, automatic account rebalancing and up to 18 free transfers a year among subaccounts.
According to McGruder, "These features - plus dollar-cost averaging programs(3), a wide array of investment options and five guaranteed interest rate choices - help make Touchstone Choice a superior retirement savings tool.
Revolution Value II spreads out investments using a 6 or 12 month dollar-cost averaging strategy for consumers who are uneasy about market volatility and want to ease into the stock market, and offers two pricing options.