By Paul Ohanian, CFP® In the early days of my career as an investment professional, you could walk into your local bank and buy a 9% Certificate of Deposit. Today, that income staple is extinct. What was once a fairly cyclical pattern-Interest rates go up, interest rates go down-has steadily declined to flatline. And while low borrowing costs may have been a boon to many borrowers, it has become the bane of savers and retirees. This article discusses that decline and solutions we apply to … [Read more...] about Mind the (Fixed Income) Gap
It may be easy to find an investment strategy that looks great in hindsight. It's more important to find ways to add value going forward. Read Dimensional's research paper, "The Right Thing, Not the Easy Thing," HERE. LEARN MORE An Exceptional Value PremiumUntangling IntangiblesWhy Worry About Survivorship Bias? DISCLOSURES The information in this document is provided in good faith without any warranty and is intended for the recipient's background information only. It does … [Read more...] about The Right Thing, Not the Easy Thing
The anticipation building up to elections often brings with it questions about how financial markets will respond. But the outcome of an election is only one of many inputs to the market. Click HERE to explore Dimensional's interactive exhibit to examine market and economic data for nearly 100 years of US presidential terms. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investing risks include loss of principal and fluctuating value. There is no guarantee an investment … [Read more...] about How Much Impact Does the President Have on Stocks?
Over the 10 years from September 2010 to August 2020, a portfolio of the so-called FAANG stocks-Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, and Google's parent company, Alphabet-held in proportion to their market caps would have delivered an average annual return of 34.25% per year. That means on average, the value of the portfolio doubled about every 2.5 years. Given their great returns over the last 10 years, what is our best guess of how the FAANG stocks will do over the next decade? Read … [Read more...] about Investing in FAANG Stocks: Should You Expect Unexpected Returns?
Join us on Friday, September 18 at 11 AM MST for insights on current markets and long-term investing from Dimensional Fund Advisors. Dimensional's Mark Gochnour and Jake DeKinder offer a perspective on different market segment returns during 2020, including value and growth stocks, and give historical context to recent performance. They also discuss how past economic events have impacted the financial markets and highlight the importance of thinking long term to pursue expected … [Read more...] about You’re Invited! Value vs. Growth: Past, Present, and Future Webcast