A recent call with Royce Investment Partners(1) prompted Paul Ohanian, CFP® and the Scottsdale Wealth Planning Investment Committee to explore the potential of the small-cap value sector in today's markets. These are our thoughts at this time: Small-cap value stocks have performed well since Q4 2020, and this trend could persist as the global economy reopens and recovery continues.(2)Historically, this asset class's returns have been impressive during periods of expansion when credit spreads … [Read more...] about Big Thoughts on Small Cap Value
Whether you've been investing for decades or are just getting started, at some point on your investment journey you'll likely ask yourself some of these questions: 1. What sort of competition do I face as an investor? 2. What are my chances of picking an investment fund that survives and outperforms? 3. If I choose a fund because of strong past performance, does that mean it will do well in the future? 4. Do I have to outsmart the market to be a successful investor? … [Read more...] about Key Questions for Long-Term Investors
Nearly 30 years after its formal discovery,1 the appeal of stock price momentum2 remains in the eye of the beholder. Read the latest research paper, "Myth-Busting with Momentum: How to Pursue the Premium" by Dimensional Head of Investment Strategist and Vice President Wes Crill, PhD, HERE. FOOTNOTES Narasimhan Jegadeesh and Sheridan Titman, "Returns to Buying Winners and Selling Losers: Implications for Stock Market Efficiency," Journal of Finance 48, no. 1 (1993).Stock price … [Read more...] about Myth-Busting with Momentum: How to Pursue the Premium
Even though the investment principles we run on are simple, they aren't always easy to understand and accept. Many people struggle with some of the basic concepts behind long-term, highly diversified investing—it's a matter of human nature."David Booth, Executive Chairman and Founder of Dimensional Fund Advisors Read the full article by Dimensional Executive Chairman and Founder David Booth, "10 Obstacles to Investing—and How to Overcome Them" HERE. ARTICLE … [Read more...] about 10 Obstacles to Investing—and How to Overcome Them
KEY TAKEAWAYS Financial journalists periodically stoke investors' record-high anxiety by suggesting the laws of physics apply to financial markets—that what goes up must come down.But shares are not heavy objects kept aloft through strenuous effort. They are perpetual claim tickets on companies' earnings and dividends.If stocks have a positive expected return, reaching record highs with some frequency is exactly the outcome we would expect. Read the full article by Dimensional VP … [Read more...] about All-Time-High Anxiety
Investors may wonder whether stock returns will suffer if inflation keeps rising. Here's some good news: Inflation isn't necessarily bad news for stocks. Read Dimensional Funds's recent article, "Will Inflation Hurt Stock Returns? Not Necessarily." HERE. History shows that stocks tend to outpace inflation over time. 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 Will Inflation Hurt Stock Returns? Not Necessarily.