KEY TAKEAWAYS The prospect of an increase in the federal funds rate has raised questions about future bond performance for some investors.Our analysis of global government bond data from 1984-2021 shows no reliable relation between past changes in the federal funds rate and either future bond excess return over cash or future term premiums.We can target higher expected returns by dynamically varying a strategy's duration decision based on current term spreads across global yield … [Read more...] about All Eyes on the Fed? A Look at Federal Funds Rate, Bond Return, and Term Premium
KEY TAKEAWAYS Soaring inflation and record market highs may leave investors wondering whether it's time to adjust their portfolios.Researchers have examined a wide range of timing strategies based on earnings, dividends, interest rates, economic growth, and more.A recent Morningstar report showed that investors may be better off steering clear of tactical asset allocation strategies and avoiding making short-term shifts among asset classes. Read the full article by DFA Vice President … [Read more...] about Is It Time to Sell Stocks?
KEY TAKEAWAYS Stock markets continued to climb higher in 2021, with the S&P 500 hitting a series of all-time closing highs and ending the year near a record. While COVID-19 continued to dominate headlines, concerns also focused on inflation and its potential impact. Investors saw volatility in areas ranging from cryptocurrencies to so-called meme stocks, highlighting the importance of long-term planning and flexibility in a fast-moving market. Read Dimensional's full article, … [Read more...] about Market Review 2021: A Recovery Amid Challenges
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.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 20218:30 AM AZ/ 10:30 AM CT Complimentary Online Public Presentation Dimensional's Jake DeKinder and Mark Gochnour explore three topics dominating the financial news in 2021. Join Jake DeKinder and Mark Gochnour for a conversation on topics that have captured investor interest this year. During the webcast, they will discuss the rise of cryptocurrencies around the globe. They also will offer a long-term perspective on recent stock market activity and discuss … [Read more...] about 2021 Hot Topics: Inflation, Crypto, and Market Highs Webcast
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.