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Dimensional Fund Advisors: Back to School

September 2016 Back to School Higher education may come with a high and increasing price tag, so it makes sense to plan well in advance. With school back in session in most of the country, many parents are likely thinking about how best to prepare for their children’s future college e
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Dimensional Fund Advisors: History on the Run

August 17, 2016 History on the Run By Jim Parker Vice President DFA Australia Limited “When news breaks and markets move, content-starved media often invite talking heads to muse on the repercussions. Knowing the difference between this speculative opinion and actual facts can help in
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Dimensional Fund Advisors: The Wine Lovers’ Guide to Investing

June 28, 2016 The Wine Lovers’ Guide to Investing By Jim Parker Vice President DFA Australia Limited “Savoring a vintage wine is one of life’s great pleasures. But often overlooked in the joy of consumption is the carefully calibrated journey from grape to glass. Similar levels
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Dimensional’s 2016 Matrix Book: Strength in Numbers Part 3: Managing the Emotions

The MSCI Emerging Markets Index has been negative in 13 of the past 28 calendar years while the S&P 500 Index has only been negative 5 of the past 28 years. Which index had a higher rate of return in this 28 year time period? If you’re catching on to the tricky questions we’ve bee
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Dimensional’s 2016 Matrix Book: Strength in Numbers Part 2: Covering the Global Markets

In our last post, we shared the first in a trio of videos illustrating the important insights we can draw from Dimensional Fund Advisors’ Matrix Book of historical returns. When viewed close up, the data points found in the Matrix Book may look like just an endless array of random num
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Dimensional Fund Advisors: Ten Reasons To Be Cheerful

June 14, 2016 10 Reasons To Be Cheerful By Jim Parker Vice President DFA Australia Limited “Do you ever listen to the news and find yourself thinking that the world has gone to the dogs? The roll call of depressing headlines seems endless. But look beyond what the media calls news, an
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Strength in Numbers

Dimensional’s 2016 Matrix Book: Strength in Numbers Part 1: Tiny Data Points, Big Market Insights

Quick, what’s your best guess on how the US stock market has performed since 1926? Or, what do you think: Did emerging markets or the S&P 500 Index offer higher returns from 1988–1997? We can find answers to these and countless other returns-related questions in a jiffy by referen
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Dimensional Fund Advisors: Index Reconstitution: The Price of Tracking

Client Site | Issue Briefs JUNE 01, 2016 Index Reconstitution: The Price of Tracking Index funds may be a good option for investors seeking investments with low fees. However, an index fund manager’s strict adherence to an index comes at a cost in the form of reduced discretion around
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SBV In The News: How To Recover If Your Identity’s Stolen

If your financial identity has been ripped off, it’s possible to bounce back. Here’s how. By Jeffrey Stimpson You’re turned down for a loan mysteriously. You rip open the credit card bill and find a lot of charges you never made, or even heard of. You file your tax r
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