Everyone wants to know when we'll be able to get to the other side of COVID-19. Dimensional Founder David Booth shares what he's seeing and why it gives him hope. … [Read more...] about David Booth on Righting the Ship
With recession concerns intensifying in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, investors may be wondering whether small cap stocks are poised to struggle. Are small companies more vulnerable now than they have been during other periods of economic distress? And what are the implications for the size premium? Read Dimensional Fund Advisor's article, "Can Small Cap Stocks Weather the Storm," HERE. Rolling 12-Month average monthly bad delisting rate for US small cap stocks, … [Read more...] about Can Small Cap Stocks Weather the Storm?
Gerard O'Reilly and Robert C. Merton discuss the current financial markets and the role of skilled implementation during periods of extreme market volatility. Topics include the information in current derivatives prices and how a manager's trading and execution can impact portfolio value in volatile markets. … [Read more...] about Nobel Laureate Robert Merton on the Financial Markets
In the past century, there have been 15 recessions in the US. In 11 of them, stock returns were positive two years after the recession began. Read Dimensional Fund Advisor's article, "Long-Term Investors, Don't Let a Recession Faze You," HERE. … [Read more...] about Long-Term Investors, Don’t Let a Recession Faze You
Renowned labor economist Edward P. Lazear, an independent director on the boards of Dimensional's US Mutual funds, discusses what policymakers are monitoring with COVID-19, how monetary authorities are responding, and what the global recovery may look like. Prof. Lazear teaches at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business. As chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under President George W. Bush from 2006 to 2009, he helped guide the US policy response to the … [Read more...] about Leading Labor Economist Professor Ed Lazear on COVID-19