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Lump-Sum Investing Is the Best Strategy, Except Now

In this market, dollar cost averaging provides a lower probability of large losses.
Deploy that cash.

Deploy that cash.

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The combination of a long bull market, high valuations, rising interest rates and increased volatility can make investors nervous about putting money to work in the market. But many of those sitting on cash missed out on huge gains in stocks.

There are three options for deploying large cash allocations in this type of market: