Basic Investment Concepts


Dollar-Cost Averaging

Dollar-cost averaging refers to a method of investing a fixed amount of money over time that reduces the risk of buying investments when prices are higher than average. The theory is that you buy fewer shares when the price per share is higher, and more shares when the price per share is lower.*

Investing in a 401(k) plan is a way to dollar-cost average, since the same contribution is deducted from your paycheck each pay period. Dollar-cost averaging is a common investment strategy, and your 401(k) plan lets you do it easily.

*Dollar-cost averaging cannot guarantee a profit or protect against a loss, and you should consider your financial ability to continue purchases through periods of low price levels.


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*Non-deposit investment products and services are offered through Sorrento Pacific Financial, LLC ("SPF"), a registered broker-dealer (Member FINRA/SIPC) and SEC Registered Investment Advisor. Products offered through SPF: are not FDIC or otherwise federally insured, are not a deposit or guarantee of the bank, and may involve investment risk including possible loss of principal. Investment Representatives are registered through SPF. The bank has contracted with SPF to make non-deposit investment products and services available to bank clients.