FINANCE-What are the different investment strategies available to investors

What are the different investment strategies available to investors in the capital markets? Today is March 10, 2010 you have decided to invest in the stock market using the dollar cost averaging method and the dividend reinvestment plan. You seek to invest $500.00 at the end of each month for the next 12 months into the stock of Sears Roebuck and Co. currently trading at $45.688 per share. ASears@ is expected to pay quarterly dividends of $3.50 per share with the next dividend to be paid in June 2010. At the end of the year, how many shares do you have and what is your rate of return if the share price of Sears is expected to increase to $60.00 per share. Briefly explain the advantages of using the dollar cost averaging method as an investment strategy.

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