Most people think that it is impossible to become a
>millionaire during their lifetime?smart investment
>Like a finely tuned airline schedule, an investment
>strategy should be individualized, keyed to where you
>want to be and timed to get you there when you want to
>arrive. Remember that all investments involve risk
>(like an airline layover or missed gate) and it is
>possible to lose money as well as make it. However,
>there are a number of techniques you can use to help
>maximize your investment gains and minimize your risk
>- techniques that set smart investors apart from the
>pack. I started an investment portfolio after I had
>already retired from the military?I wish someone had
>clued me that it would be easier to invest when I was
>still working and had twice the money I had once I
>retired. I will do my best to show you some simple
>techniques that will help you reach the financial
>status you always dreamed of. Here are five simple
>investing techniques I have used successfully:
>By investing consistently (rather than buying and
>selling when the mood strikes you), you can take
>advantage of the inevitable market fluctuations,
>instead of suffering because of them.
>One tried-and-true way to do this is with dollar-cost
>averaging, where you invest a constant dollar amount
>at regular intervals in the same stock or mutual fund.
>Your fixed amount of money buys more shares when the
>price is low and fewer shares when the price is high.
>Keep in mind that while dollar-cost averaging can help
>you move through market volatility; it does not
>guarantee you a profit or protect you from losses.
>However, the amount of shares you are buying always
>increases and the amount of profit or loss only comes