Yes, I meant to say dollar cost averaging, thank you. 🙂 I was hoping a mathematician like you would weigh in and tell us if dollar cost averaging does better when the market is volatile.
This guy says:
A dollar cost averaging strategy works only if you keep investing through thin. This means that it is essential to invest when there is blood in the streets. Blood in the streets means that most others are selling in panic of what might happen next and nobody wants any kind of relation with stocks. A similar situation happened in 2001 and 2009. Those who have been constantly investing in stocks during the last 10 or 20 years, month after month, did well. However, if you stop investing during a recession because you prefer to save a bit of cash in case you get fired, then index investing should be completely avoided because extremely risky and will lead to bad returns.