n Investment Analysts Journal - Investment basics XXXV : do averaging strategies add value?

Volume 1998, Issue 47
  • ISSN : 1029-3523
  • E-ISSN: 2077-0227
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Extracted from text ... Number 47 - Part 5 E Fraser Investment Basics XXXV Do averaging strategies add value? Averaging strategies are frequently proposed by financial advisors, the press and some finance texts as a means of simultaneously reducing risk and increasing the return on a new investment. This flies in the face of financial theory which postulates that risk and return should be positively correlated. Such strategies therefore warrant further investigation. The rationale behind averaging strategies is that, by phasing in an investment over a period of time rather than committing the full amount immediately, the investor will not be fully exposed to ..

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