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Article by Dimensional Fund Advisors: Outside the Flags – The Curve Ball

September 2014 The Curve Ball By Jim Parker Vice President DFA Australia Limited “There’s a school of thought that says the best way to manage a fixed income portfolio is to base your investment decisions on where you think interest rates are headed. But what if expectations are
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Article by Dimensional Fund Advisors: Down To The Wire – CAPE Fear: Valuation Ratios and Market Timing

September 2014 Down To The Wire – CAPE Fear: Valuation Ratios and Market Timing By Weston Wellington Vice President Dimensional Fund Advisors “As broad market indices such as the S&P 500 have set new record highs in recent weeks, many investors have become apprehensiv
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Article by Dimensional Fund Advisors: Over the Hedge

August 2014 Over the Hedge By Jim Parker Vice President DFA Australia Limited “A recent press article said that with major risk assets looking “fully valued,” it was time to seek out alternative investments such as hedge funds. But those thinking of making that shift might want
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Article by Dimensional Fund Advisors: The Certainty Principle

June 2014 The Certainty Principle By Jim Parker Vice President DFA Australia Limited “A frequent complaint from would-be investors is that “uncertainty” is what keeps them out of the financial markets. “I’ll stay in cash until the direction becomes clearer,” they will say. So wh
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Article by Dimensional Fund Advisors: Outside The Flags – Connecting the Dots

April 2014 Connecting the Dots By Jim Parker Vice President DFA Australia Limited “Human beings love stories. But this innate tendency can lead us to imagine connections between events where none really exist. For financial journalists, this is a virtual job requirement. For inv
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Article by Dimensional Fund Advisors: Outside The Flags – Seven Ways to Fool Yourself

April 2014 Seven Ways to Fool Yourself By Jim Parker Vice President DFA Australia Limited “The philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein once said that nothing is as difficult for people as not deceiving themselves. But while most self-delusions are relatively costless, those relating to
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Article by Dimensional Fund Advisors: Outside The Flags – Not Rocket Science

March 2014 Not Rocket Science By Jim Parker Vice President DFA Australia Limited “When the media raises the subject of beating the market through astute stock picking, the name Warren Buffett is usually cited. But what does this legendary investor actually say about the smart wa
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Article by Dimensional Fund Advisors: Outside The Flags – The Devil Wears Nada

March 2014 The Devil Wears Nada By Jim Parker Vice President DFA Australia Limited “The global fashion industry is fickle by nature, pushing and then pulling trends to keep hapless consumers forever turning over their wardrobes. Much of the financial services industry works the
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Article by Dimensional Fund Advisors: Outside The Flags – Future Testing

February 2014 Future Testing By Jim Parker Vice President DFA Australia Limited “Much financial news purports to be about the future but is really just an account of the past. As a result, many investors project what has already happened onto an imagined future. There’s another
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Dimensional Fund Advisors: Outside The Flags – The Golden Ticket Trap

January 2014 The Golden Ticket Trap By Jim Parker Vice President DFA Australia Limited “In a popular children’s story, the young hero pins all his hopes on finding one of a handful of “golden tickets” hidden among millions of candy bars. It seems many people approach investing t
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