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Dimensional Fund Advisors: Investment Shock Absorbers

FEBRUARY 17, 2017 Investment Shock Absorbers JIM PARKER, VICE PRESIDENT Ever ridden in a car with worn-out shock absorbers? Every bump is jarring, every corner stomach-churning, and every red light an excuse to assume the brace position. Owning an undiversified portfolio can trigger s
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How High Can High Returns Go?

Dimensional Fund Advisors: How High Can High Returns Go?

So is the Dow going to bust past 20,000 or isn’t it? By the time you’re reading this, maybe it already has. Either way, what does the milestone high-water mark mean to you as an investor? We would propose that the answer is: Not a whole lot. Whenever markets flirt with new highs, you
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Dimensional’s Quarterly Market Review (Q4 2016 & TY 2016)

Two Market Reviews – One Perspective What’s better than one market review? How about two, to compare and contrast? Hot off the press from Dimensional Fund Advisors, we offer a close-up of the fourth quarter just ended, as well as a slightly broader view of 2016’s annual market perform
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Dimensional Fund Advisors: A Vote for Small Cap Stocks?

Down to the Wire | A Vote for Small Cap Stocks? December 22, 2016 WESTON WELLINGTON, VICE PRESIDENT In the recent period following the US presidential election, US small company stocks experienced higher returns than US large company stocks. This column looks at these returns relative
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Dimensional Fund Advisers: Prediction Season

December 2016 Prediction Season Predictions about future price movements come in all shapes and sizes, but most of them tempt the investor into playing a game of outguessing the market. “The close of each calendar year brings with it the holidays as well as a chance to look forward to
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Dimensional’s Quarterly Market Review (Q3 2016)

It’s hard to be an American and not have your mind on the upcoming elections. Even if you’re not big on politics, the social and professional media channels alike are choked with commentary, and no doubt will remain so well into the fourth quarter. So it’s no surprise that Dimensional
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Dimensional Fund Advisers: Presidential Elections and the Stock Market

October 2016 Presidential Elections and the Stock Market Over the long run, the market has provided substantial returns regardless of who controlled the executive branch. Making investment decisions based on the outcome of presidential elections is unlikely to result in reliable exces
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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’s Quarterly Market Review (Q2 2016)

If we could pare off the last week of the quarter, Dimensional Fund Advisors’ charts and graphs depicting second quarter market performance would have resembled an ambitious mountain of mostly positive stock returns. Then came the June 23 Brexit vote. The surprise (slim) majority who
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