Dollar-Based Investing Primer Flagstaff AZ

A primer on how dollar-based averaging can work for you as an investment strategy.

John Stephens
TCI Wealth Advisors, Inc.
(928) 226-0868
150 W. Dale, Suite 1
Flagstaff, AZ
Expertises
Advising Medical Professionals, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, High Net Worth Client Needs, Ongoing Investment Management, Advising Entrepreneurs
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFA, CFP®, MBA, MD

Mr. R. Michael Alvey, CFP®
(928) 637-6446
901 N. San Francisco St.
Flagstaff, AZ
Firm
Aspen Financial Strategies, LLC
Areas of Specialization
Retirement Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

Profession: Not Applicable

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Mr. Mark E. Frank, CFP®
(928) 774-4766
1016 W University Ave Ste 105
Flagstaff, AZ
Firm
Edward Jones
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

Average Income: $250,001 - $500,000

Profession: Not Applicable

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Wells Fargo - Flagstaff Mall
(928) 526-7709
4650 N Hwy 89 D3
Flagstaff, AZ
Type
Branch
Office Hours
Mon-Fri 09:00 AM-07:00 PM
Sat 09:00 AM-05:00 PM
Sun Closed

Chase Bank
(928) 779-7351
4830 N Hwy 89
Flagstaff, AZ
Type
Freestanding
Office Hours
Mon:8:30-5:00
Tues:8:30-5:00
Wed:8:30-5:00
Thurs:8:30-5:00
Fri:8:30-6:00
Sat:9:00-1:00
Sun:closed

Mr. Theodore Dwyer, CFP®
(928) 774-7679
2615 N 4th St
Flagstaff, AZ
Firm
Dwyer Financial
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: Not Applicable

Average Income: Not Applicable

Profession: Not Applicable

Data Provided by:
Ms. Keith Todhunter-Schaafsma, CFP®
(928) 774-9598
809 W Riordan
Flagstaff, AZ
Firm
Ascendant Financial Solutions
Areas of Specialization
Investment Management

Data Provided by:
Mr. Thomas R. Pahler, CFP®
(928) 606-5172
1094 N Conifer Rd
Flagstaff, AZ
Firm
TRP Financial

Data Provided by:
Bank of America - Flagstaff Mall Branch
(928) 526-2574
4550 N Highway 89
Flagstaff, AZ
Type
Banking Center
Services
Banking Center Services: Commercial Deposits, Night Deposits
Outdoor ATM Services: Open 24 Hours, Talking ATM, Braille, Accepts Deposits, Multi-Check Deposit, Drive Up, Deposit Image
Languages
English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, French, Russian, Portuguese
Office Hours
Monday 9-5
Tuesday 9-5
Wednesday 9-5
Thursday 9-5
Friday 9-6
Saturday 9-1
Sunday Closed

Wells Fargo - East Flagstaff
(928) 556-9872
2625 N 4Th St
Flagstaff, AZ
Type
Branch
Office Hours
Mon-Fri 08:00 AM-06:00 PM
Sat 09:00 AM-04:00 PM
Sun Closed

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Dollar-Based Investing Primer

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Most stocks cost odd amounts: $3.25, $18.63, or $101.88. Traditionally, you invest by buying a whole number of shares, and the cost is the number you buy multiplied by the price.

"Dollar-based" investing is different: it means buying stocks or other investments in a dollar amount you choose, instead of in multiples of the stock price. Let's say you decide to invest $50 or $200 a month; your investment doesn't normally buy an exact whole number of shares. It's a great idea for the ordinary investor who wants to put away consistent amounts for the long term.

To see how the two systems work, put yourself in the handcrafted shoes of a wealthy imaginary relative, Mr. Buck.

Let's say Mr. Buck is worth $10 million. Perhaps he employs a professional broker, or perhaps he does all his own investing through an online brokerage account. In any case, his typical investing experience might look something like this.

"Say. That bond I'd forgotten all about has just matured. Suddenly I have $10,000 sitting in my checking account, and I really should invest it in something. Hmmm. I notice that shares in Global Widget have declined recently. But I'm confident the price will recover, and then some. Let's see... at today's share price of $126.99, that $10,000 will get me 78 shares."

With a call or a click, it's done. Mr. Buck now owns 78 shares in Global Widget. The transaction even leaves enough loose change for lunch at an expensive restaurant - if we ignore the $200 or so in commission that his personal broker may have just pocketed....


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