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Dollar Cost Averaging

The process of buying a fixed dollar amount of a particular investment on a regular schedule, regardless of the share price. More shares are purchased when prices are low, and fewer shares when prices are high. The cost per share over time eventually averages out. This reduces the risk of investing a large amount in a single investment at the wrong time.

Domination

1. The act or instance of dominating. 2. The act of forcing a person to do exactly what is desired with the mechanism of recrimination and denial of friendship or support unless the person instantly complies. 3. The act of using anger, criticism, accusations, and other mechanisms to force a person into submission by minimizing them.

Domination by Invalidation

A covert form of domination. The person using it feels that they are less than or inferior to the other person and has not the honesty or courage to admit it. They then begin to cut the other person “down to size,” using small, seemingly well-intended criticisms. The person who is seeking to dominate strikes at the point of pride or capability of their target. When challenged, the invalidator claims they are only wanting to help.

Doodad

1. A small item or gadget you don’t know the name of. 2. A trinket, bauble or purchase of something you don’t need.

Dramatization

1. Make a drama or dramatic scene. 2. To repeat in action what has happened to one in experience. 3. To replay, act out, play act in present time something that happened in the past.

Dream

1. A series of thoughts, images, ideas and emotions occurring during sleep. 2. A visionary creation of the imagination. 3. A strongly desired goal or purpose; an aspiration. 4. Something that fully satisfies a wish. The Dream is the intention, the goal, the purpose, the target, the mission. This is the future wants that are projected from the present that drives you forward. It is the mission statement, what you want out of your life, the optimum scenario or goal that is vital to focus your attention.

Due Diligence

The investigation of an asset, or investment to ensure that everything is as it seems. Helps the buyer or investor make sure that there are no unexpected problems with the investment and that they are receiving fair value. The process can be informal research or complex and formal. For example, when buying a house, due diligence involves time-consuming and often expensive inspections and reports.

Duplicate

1. An exact copy or reproduction; replica. 2. To make an exact copy or copies of. 3. Anything corresponding in all respects to something else. 4. To do or perform again; repeat.

Duplication

1. The act or procedure of making an identical copy of an original. 2. The replication, or copying of the original over and over. 3. Something or someone that strongly resembles another. 4. Something that is made to look exactly like something else. 5. The act of saying or doing over again.

Duplicity

1. Double-dealing; deceitfulness in speaking or acting in two different ways to different people concerning the same matter. 2. Deliberate deceptiveness in behavior or speech. 3. The quality or state of being twofold or double.

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