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Upon entering dca I received a response from soup to nuts ! Meaning any word that contained dca in it's spelling showed up. Is there a way around this problem ?
Thanks , Derf


  • DCA search finds the term properly when mentioned in threads for "Dollar Cost Averaging". The only other I find is for the word, Podcast; which has DCA letters together. I don't obtain any other trash combinations.
  • @catch22 : 4 or 5 pages provided these ; midcap-broadcast-wildcard- childcare- smidcap-Fidca !!!!! Do you see where I'm coming from ?
    Have a good day , Derf
  • @Derf
    I didn't go through many pages, but; as you note, anywhere "dca" are combined letters, search will find that match.
    What are you attempting to do searching these letters together?
  • @catch22 ; I was looking for dollar cost average with comment from Old_Skeet. All the junk that comes through makes it a labor of love !
  • Maybe try dca mutual fund observer old skeet The first several items that were pulled up all related to this web site.
  • Hi @Derf. OK, I tried the following approach:

    • Entered the following as the URL:
    That takes you to Old_Skeets profile page. <<< Use this link, if you want to.

    • On his profile page, upper left corner, choose "Comments"-
    (That will take you to a page listing comments made by Old_Skeet. Evidently he has made 3,165 comments, but you will only see one page of the latest.)

    • That listing can be expanded by clicking on "More Comments" at the lower right of the listing page. I did this a number of times, until I had a list that went all the way back to January 2020.

    • Once you have that list, then use the standard "Command F" key combination on your computer. That should bring up a "Find" box which will look at all of the text showing in Skeet's comments.

    I tried "DCA" in that box, no results to speak of. Then tried "Dollar"- again, a few hits but nothing about DCA.

    Not sure how else to find what you're looking for.

  • @carew338 & @Old_Joe : I think I found what I was looking for on DCA. Only the comments were for a falling market & I was wondering what the options were for a rising market.
    About 4 months ago I took about 8% of portfolio value & put 2 % in 4 different fund.
    I sold S&P out with a little over 5 % profit & now hold 3 value funds , small, mid, & large.
    Question now ,do I want to add to all three or just let them ride? If small value is leading the parade by a good bit, maybe just adding to mid & large would be the way to go.
    Anybody care to comment, Derf
  • @Derf- suggest a new post on that in one of the mutual fund or investment categories. You might not get much eyeball traffic here in "technical".

  • edited March 2021
    I used the word "averaging" and found various posts, but did find comments from OS about dollar cost averaging back into 2018. I didn't proceed from that point as I don't know what exactly you are looking for. I didn't have to travel but about 5 pages to begin to rind OS. I'm sure there are more from him going farther back, but am short of time today.
    NOTE: this is when using the "search" box at this site.
  • I have extra cash I want to deploy, but I'm using etfs so I can sell quickly, without early redemption fees, if the market turns against me.
  • edited March 2021
    Maybe use Google directly, rather than search box. See below.
  • @Vegomatic : Thanks for the idea. Found two of O_S recommendations
    Stay safe, Derf .
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