Everything you don't understand about money combined with everything you don't understand about computers.HBO's Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, March 11, 2018 Bitcoin and related cryptocurrencies (now numbering in the thousands) are the subject of much debate and fascination. Given bitcoin's dramatic price changes, it is not surprising that many are speculating about its possible role in a portfolio. Read Dimensional Funds VP Weston Wellington's article, "Tales from the Crypto: How to … [Read more...] about Tales from the Crypto: How to Think About Bitcoin
A recent flurry of return spikes for a handful of US stocks has captivated investors and noninvestors alike. Wall Street news trending on social media even amid an NFL playoff season is indeed an unusual event. So, what should investors make of these dramatic price movements? Read Dimensional's Wes Crill, PhD's article, "Gauging Market Expectations?," HERE. LEARN MORE Tesla's Charge Reveals Weak Points of Indexing Market Review 2020: Looking Back on an Unprecedented … [Read more...] about Gauging Market Expectations?
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
After a period of relative calm in the stock market, investors have experienced increased volatility in recent days. While market volatility can create anxiety for some, reacting emotionally and changing long-term investment strategies in response to short-term declines could prove more harmful than helpful. All expressions of opinion are subject to change without notice in reaction to shifting market conditions. This content is distributed for informational purposes, and it is not to … [Read more...] about Jake DeKinder on Recent Market Volatility
Attempting to buy individual stocks or make tactical asset allocation changes at exactly the "right" time presents investors with substantial challenges. Over the course of a summer, it's not unusual for the stock market to be a topic of conversation at barbecues or other social gatherings. A neighbor or relative might ask about which investments are good at the moment. The lure of getting in at the right time or avoiding the next downturn may tempt even disciplined, long-term investors. … [Read more...] about Timing Isn’t Everything