# Dollar-cost averaging (DCA) calculator for Polkadot (DOT) backtesting

### Price development of DOT

Investing $100 in DOT from Jul 2021 to Oct 2021 every 7 days ($1,400 in total) would result in $2,456.1 of value! Average price of $23.92 per 1DOT. +75.44%!

### Information

Summarised data regarding your investment.

- Duration
- 3 months (91 days)
- Total investment
- $1,400 (14 investments)
- Value in FIAT
- $2,456.1
- Value in crypto
- 58.522722 DOT
- ROI
+75.44%

### Balance of your asset valuation

Estimate the development of your earnings over time

Date | Coin price | Average price | Investment | FIAT Balance (usd) | DOT purchased with $100 | Profit/Loss % |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

7/18/2021 | $12.27 | $12.27 | $100 | $100 | 8.147031 DOT | 0.00% |

7/25/2021 | $13.85 | $13.01 | $200 | $212.81 | 7.221908 DOT | +$6.41 |

8/1/2021 | $16.91 | $14.1 | $300 | $359.93 | 5.912777 DOT | +$19.98 |

8/8/2021 | $21.04 | $15.36 | $400 | $547.67 | 4.753925 DOT | +$36.92 |

8/15/2021 | $22.84 | $16.44 | $500 | $694.78 | 4.377342 DOT | +$38.96 |

8/22/2021 | $27.98 | $17.65 | $600 | $951.03 | 3.573662 DOT | +$58.50 |

8/29/2021 | $25.99 | $18.5 | $700 | $983.35 | 3.847488 DOT | +$40.48 |

9/5/2021 | $32.49 | $19.55 | $800 | $1,329.19 | 3.077973 DOT | +$66.15 |

9/12/2021 | $31.43 | $20.41 | $900 | $1,385.89 | 3.181608 DOT | +$53.99 |

9/19/2021 | $34.93 | $21.3 | $1,000 | $1,640.39 | 2.862507 DOT | +$64.04 |

## Dollar cost averaging

What is DCA?

Dollar cost averaging (DCA) is calmest investment strategy where person invests a fixed amount of money over given time intervals, such as after every paycheck or every week, without checking prices and stressing of pumps or dumps.

People choose this investment strategy when long term growth of an asset is foreseen (investopedia).

Source: investing in Bitcoin from January to May in 2021.

## Timing

When should I start?

This is made to be simple and calm, remember? The rule of thumb here is - don't wait for any dips, just start. So, the simple answer is - now.

Even if price dumps in a meanwhile, historical data shows us that it will eventually rise (usually by a lot) which gives you a competetive adventage and lower average price.

Source: investing in Bitcoin whole 2020 Vs. only the second half of 2020

People saving $50 in Bitcoin per week, over the last three years turned $8,500 into $60,076

(source DCA calculator)## Real examples

Annual return dollar cost averaging $50 a week