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?
There's a whole world of investing opportunity out there. Have you considered the potential effects of home country bias in your portfolio? Read the full article by MarketWatch's Brett Arends, "Opinion: The No. 1 investment mistake retirement savers are making: Vanguard study," HERE. DISCLOSURES Scottsdale Wealth Planning, Inc. ("SWP") is a registered investment adviser. Advisory services are only offered to clients or prospective clients where SWP and its representatives are … [Read more...] about Opinion: The No. 1 investment mistake retirement savers are making: Vanguard study
The year 2020 proved to be one of the most tumultuous in modern history, marked by a number of developments that were historically unprecedented. But the year also demonstrated the resilience of people, institutions, and financial markets. Read Dimensional's full article, "Market Review 2020: Looking Back on an Unprecedented Year," HERE. LEARN MORE SWP's Q4 2020 Market Review Slideshow SWP's Total Year 2020 Market Review Slideshow DISCLOSURES The information in this … [Read more...] about Market Review 2020: Looking Back on an Unprecedented Year
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
Featuring David Booth Executive Chairman and Founder of Dimensional Fund Advisors. DISCLOSURES Eugene Fama and Ken French are members of the Board of Directors of the general partner of, and provide consulting services to, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP. Named securities may be held in accounts managed by Dimensional. Dimensional makes no representation as to the suitability of any advisor, and we do not endorse, recommend, or guarantee the services of any advisor. All … [Read more...] about The Seductive Nature of Fat Tail Distributions
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