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Why do some claim Value Averaging as inefficient?

I read this and am currently plodding through Value Averaging by Michael E. Edleson. Even after finishing it, I'll still be (albeit minutely less) unversed in finance, and so thought to ask the ...
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List: Books for passive ETF and mutual funds investors

Foreword: This question differs from this that concerns stocks and so is broader. http://money.stackexchange.com/a/7438/10763 and Does dollar cost averaging really work? inspired me to start this ...
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Value averaging vs lump sum

I know there is evidence out there which suggests that a lump sum investing approach will outperform a dollar-cost averaging approach approximately 2/3 of the time, e.g. ...
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What does “average revenue growth” over multiple periods of time mean?

In particular, given 10 years of revenue data, what is "average revenue growth" understood to mean? The arithmetic average of the 9 yearly growth rates The geometric rate of return Something else No ...
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How does Value Averaging work in practice?

I saw this question about value-averaging and had researched it a while ago without understanding how to apply it. In theory, the idea is that you contribute to your account so that the total value ...
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How to determine desired/required value with “value averaging”?

As opposed to dollar cost averaging (DCA), value averaging (as described in this eHow article) is a technique where the investor determines the value the investment should have after a given time ...