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DCA

(1)
Defense Communications Agency. See DISA.

DCA

(2)
Document Content Architecture from IBM.

DCA

(1) (Document Content Architecture) IBM file formats for text documents. DCA/RFT (Revisable-Form Text) is the primary format and can be edited. DCA/FFT (Final-Form Text) has been formatted for a particular output device and cannot be changed. For example, page numbers, headers and footers are placed on every page.

(2) (Distributed Communications Architecture) A proprietary set of rules from Unisys that creates and maintains an end-to-end communications path between computing systems and their applications.

(3) (Digital Communications Associates, Inc., Alpharetta, GA) A manufacturer of communications products, known for its famous "Irma" board. In late 1994, DCA merged with and became part of Attachmate Corporation of Seattle, WA. See Irma board.
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Series F of Manulife Dollar-Cost Averaging Fund (DCAF) is now available.
The Journal notes that for employees, the change eliminates the advantage of "dollar-cost averaging" which is the concept that multiple investments made over time average out risks and return.
For investors with a little time to save for college, advisors can explain the advantages of dollar-cost averaging, in which monthly contributions buy more and more fund shares as the stock market declines.
Dollar-cost averaging is also a strategy that will even out the market's ups and downs.
Dollar-cost averaging is an ideal way to implement Rule 2.
* "(There is an) inherent return advantage of value averaging (over dollar-cost averaging and purchase of a constant number of shares)."
Further, it's no surprise that most gurus agree that index mutual funds are a superior investment to managed mutual funds; dollar-cost averaging is a simple but shrewd investment strategy; and one should take maximum advantage of retirement plan contributions.
I'm surprised that the article "Investing After 50" included dollar-cost averaging (DCA) among the recommendations for CPAs who advise clients age 50 and over.
Since the Journal had been one of the most enthusiastic cheerleaders for dollar-cost averaging and pumping spare cash into index funds during the last, long-lamented bull market, this marked a bit of a sea change.
A 401(k) is also a good example of a retirement plan that increases its value through dollar-cost averaging. This strategy involves investing a fixed dollar amount on a consistent basis in order to buy more shares.