Dimensional founder David Booth discusses the market can reward us for having faith in our fellow human beings in his article, "Meme Investing? Try Human Ingenuity Instead." Read the full article HERE. When Wall Street or meme investors think they can capitalize on "mispricing," they're not betting against Wall Street so much as they are betting against human ingenuity.David Booth, Founder Dimensional Fund Advisors DISCLOSURES The information in this document is provided in good faith … [Read more...] about Meme Investing? Try Human Ingenuity Instead.
All Eyes on the Fed? A Look at Federal Funds Rate, Bond Return, and Term Premium
KEY TAKEAWAYS The prospect of an increase in the federal funds rate has raised questions about future bond performance for some investors.Our analysis of global government bond data from 1984-2021 shows no reliable relation between past changes in the federal funds rate and either future bond excess return over cash or future term premiums.We can target higher expected returns by dynamically varying a strategy's duration decision based on current term spreads across global yield … [Read more...] about All Eyes on the Fed? A Look at Federal Funds Rate, Bond Return, and Term Premium
Navigating Geopolitical Events
Russia's invasion of Ukraine is an important reminder that geopolitical risk is a part of investing in global markets. Dimensional's systematic active approach is designed to adjust to new information in real time, including information about geopolitical events and their potential repercussions for markets. Read the full article, "Navigating Geopolitical Events," by Dimensional Funds Senior Investment Director and Vice President Karen Umland, HERE. DISCLOSURES The information … [Read more...] about Navigating Geopolitical Events
Is It Time to Sell Stocks?
KEY TAKEAWAYS Soaring inflation and record market highs may leave investors wondering whether it's time to adjust their portfolios.Researchers have examined a wide range of timing strategies based on earnings, dividends, interest rates, economic growth, and more.A recent Morningstar report showed that investors may be better off steering clear of tactical asset allocation strategies and avoiding making short-term shifts among asset classes. Read the full article by DFA Vice President … [Read more...] about Is It Time to Sell Stocks?
History Shows That Stock Gains Can Add Up After Big Declines
Sudden market downturns can be unsettling. But historically, US equity returns following sharp downturns have, on average, been positive. 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 not constitute investment advice, recommendation, or an offer of any services or products for sale and is not intended to provide a sufficient basis on which to make an investment … [Read more...] about History Shows That Stock Gains Can Add Up After Big Declines
Market Review 2021: A Recovery Amid Challenges
KEY TAKEAWAYS Stock markets continued to climb higher in 2021, with the S&P 500 hitting a series of all-time closing highs and ending the year near a record. While COVID-19 continued to dominate headlines, concerns also focused on inflation and its potential impact. Investors saw volatility in areas ranging from cryptocurrencies to so-called meme stocks, highlighting the importance of long-term planning and flexibility in a fast-moving market. Read Dimensional's full article, … [Read more...] about Market Review 2021: A Recovery Amid Challenges