How do you calculate dollar cost average?

Do you know how dollar cost averaging works? Do you know what difference it can make when you invest a single lump sum compared to investing small amounts regularly over a period o

How do you calculate dollar cost average?

Do you know how dollar cost averaging works? Do you know what difference it can make when you invest a single lump sum compared to investing small amounts regularly over a period of time? Use our 'Dollar cost averaging calculator' to see how these options can compare over time.

This calculator generates factual information about dollar cost averaging. It does not constitute a recommendation or statement of opinion about dollar cost averaging and is not intended to be relied upon for the purpose of making a decision in relation to a financial product. For advice about dollar cost averaging, you should consider obtaining advice from an AMP Financial Planner.
How to use this calculator:

  1. Enter a Lump sum investment amount and select a Market scenario in Step 1 (By scanning over the investment purchase prices with your mouse you will see additional information about that period)
  2. Go to Step 2 to see a break down of your investment (mouse over the periods to see more detail).
  3. Go to Step 3 to see what the investment results and how they compare.
  4. Go to Step 4 to compare the profit.
  5. Go to Step 5 for what to do next.

The calculator is based on a series of assumptions (details on which can be found below). These assumptions and your results are not guaranteed. You should check the assumptions used in this calculator as they may not be appropriate to your personal circumstances.

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