Dollar cost averaging is a popular investment strategy

Dollar cost averaging is a popular investment strategy
News from

If you haven’t started investing toward a long-term goal because you’re worried about short-term market volatility, consider using a popular investment strategy called dollar cost averaging.

Dollar cost averaging takes some of the guesswork out of investing in the stock market.

Instead of waiting to invest a single lump sum until you feel prices are at their lowest point, you invest smaller amounts of money at regular intervals — the same amount each time — no matter how the market is performing. Your goal is to reduce the overall cost of investing by purchasing more shares when the price is low and fewer shares when the price is high. Although dollar cost averaging can’t guarantee a profit or protect against a loss in a declining market, over time your average cost per share is likely to be less than the average market share price.

Putting dollar cost averaging to work for you

You might not realize it, but if you’re investing a regular amoun…………… continues on
… Read the full article

Vistaprint shares sink on guidance
News from BusinessWeek:

Shares of Vistaprint NV took a big hit Friday after the Netherlands-based seller of business cards and other marketing products said it plans to jack up spending on marketing, customer relations and other investments instead of growing its profit in the current quarter.

THE SPARK: Vistaprint’s results for the fiscal fourth quarter were better than what Wall Street had expected. But the company said Thursday that because of the investments it is making to grow, its earnings for the current quarter will fall significantly and revenue will grow only “modestly” from fiscal 2012 to 2013.

The company forecast adjusted earnings of 20 cents t…………… continues on BusinessWeek
… Read the full article