financial headlines

Intro to “Tuning Out the Noise” Video

An Exercise in Confusion: “Tuning Out the Noise” First, take a moment to view this powerful video, just released by Dimensional Fund Advisors.  The new millennium’s biggest financial headlines Now, before you consider the substance, how did the onslaught make you feel? Nervous? Anxio
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Quarterly Market Review

Dimensional’s Quarterly Market Review (Q1 2018)

A Quarterly Tale of Risks and Returns in Real Time For the first time in a long time, U.S. and international developed stock markets alike bled off some steam this quarter. You’ll see that expressed by the bright red arrows in Dimensional Fund Advisors’ first quarter Quarterly Market
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Dimensional Fund Advisors: Sailing with the Tides

March 2018 Sailing with the Tides Embarking on a financial plan is like sailing around the world. The voyage won’t always go to plan, and there’ll be rough seas. But the odds of reaching your destination increase greatly if you are prepared, flexible, patient, and well-advised. Here i
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Market Volatility

Dimensional Fund Advisors: Recent Market Volatility

Recent Market Volatility February 2018 “While it may be difficult to remain calm during a substantial market decline, it is important to remember that volatility is a normal part of investing” After a period of relative calm in the markets, in recent days the increase in v
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Dimensional Fund Advisors: New Year, New Market Highs

February 2018 New Year, New Market Highs Every day stocks have a positive expected return regardless of whether markets are at an all‑time high or not. Throughout 2017, the S&P 500 Index recorded 62 new closing highs in 251 days of trading. In the first three weeks of January 2018
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Dimensional Fund Advisors: Nine Experts, Four Surprises, and One Million Dollar Bet

January 2018 Nine Experts, Four Surprises, and One Million Dollar Bet In 2017, we were again reminded of the importance of following an investment approach based on discipline and diversification vs. prediction and timing. As we gear up for the new year, we can look at several example
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Dimensional’s 2017 Market Review

Dimensional’s 2017 Market Review

One Last Look at the 2017 Bond & Stock Markets Before we proceed full tilt into 2018, let’s take one last look at last year’s heady, mostly double-digit 2017 stock market returns, as shared in Dimensional Fund Advisor’s 2017 Market Review. How best to view the largely fair-weather
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2017 market performance

Dimensional’s Quarterly Market Review (Q4 2017 & TY 2017)

Hunches, Headlines and Indicators – 2017 Market Performance It’s a wrap! 2017 market performance numbers are now available for the fourth quarter and the year. And, wow, what a year it was. The Wall Street Journal called it “The Year Everything Went Up.” In a Bloomberg column, B
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Dimensional Fund Advisors: Home Bias and Global Diversification

DECEMBER 2017 Home Bias and Global Diversification By pursuing a globally diversified approach to investing, one doesn’t have to attempt to pick winners to achieve a rewarding investment experience. Read this week’s Dimensional Article.
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Dimensional Fund Advisors: Catchphrase Investing

NOVEMBER 2017 Catchphrase Investing The financial media is drawn to catchphrases, acronyms, and buzzwords that can be sold as the new thing. FAANG (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Google) is the latest of these. But does this constitute an investment strategy? Read this weekR
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