KEY TAKEAWAYS Components of ESG in an investment strategy, how they're measured, and the method of incorporation can lead to a wide range of investment outcomes.ESG strategies exhibit a broad spectrum of characteristics, which may drive expected returns that differ from the market.Greenhouse gas emissions exposure has varied substantially across ESG strategies, highlighting the importance of looking beyond ESG labels to determine whether an ESG investment is consistent with one's … [Read more...] about Beyond the Label, ESG Funds May Miss Their Mark
Investment opportunities exist all around the globe, but the randomness of global stock returns makes it exceedingly difficult to figure out which markets are likely to be outperformers. How should investors deal with this kind of uncertainty? Read Dimensional's article, "Which Country Will Outperform? Here's Why It Shouldn't Matter.," HERE. LEARN MORE One Pager: The Randomness of Global Stock Returns … [Read more...] about Which Country Will Outperform? Here’s Why It Shouldn’t Matter.
In the early months of the pandemic, markets struggled to understand how COVID-19 would affect the economy, and volatility went through the roof. Read Dimensional Funds Director and Consultant Kenneth French, PhD's article, "Equilibrium Markets in the Time of COVID" HERE. LEARN MORE Righting the Ship: One Year Later False Negatives and False Positives Do Downturns Lead to Down Years? … [Read more...] about Equilibrium Markets in the Time of COVID
KEY TAKEAWAYS After last year's economic shocks, we shouldn't be surprised to see prices rebounding.But the potential for inflation is one among many factors investors take into account when agreeing on a price at which to trade.A look at headlines from the past 50 years shows the difficulty of timing markets around inflation expectations. Investors may be better served sticking to a long-term plan. Read Dimensional Funds VP Weston Wellington's article, "'Everything Screams Inflation.' How … [Read more...] about ‘Everything Screams Inflation.’ How to Interpret the Headlines.
The State of Investing: One Year Following COVID Market Lows THURSDAY, APRIL 812 PM AZ/2 PM ET Complimentary Online Public Forum Back by popular demand, Dimensional VP and special guest of Scottsdale Wealth Planning Joel Hefner will lead us in a thoughtful discussion and examination of the State of Investing following the 12-month period since Markets hit the "COVID Low" of March 2020. Together we will take a deep dive into what happened in the Markets, how Markets function, and … [Read more...] about Join Us for ONE YEAR INTO THE COVID MARKETS! Webcast
The anticipation building up to elections often brings with it questions about how financial markets will respond. But the outcome of an election is only one of many inputs to the market. Click HERE to explore Dimensional's interactive exhibit to examine market and economic data for nearly 100 years of US presidential terms. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investing risks include loss of principal and fluctuating value. There is no guarantee an investment … [Read more...] about How Much Impact Does the President Have on Stocks?