This report features world capital market performance and a timeline of events for the past quarter. It begins with a global overview, then features the returns of stock and bond asset classes in the US and international markets. Additional Resources … [Read more...] about Quarterly Market Update – Q1 2022
Rising interest rates, higher inflation, increased market volatility and elevated geo-political headlines are dominating the financial news. Developing perspective on recent events is a key input for investors with a long-term approach to investing. In this video, Dimensional's Jake DeKinder and Mark Gochnour review major financial headlines in early 2022. RELATED READS 5-MIN READ Rising Above the Noise It's easy to get caught up in all the noise that's out there. Most of the … [Read more...] about A Look at 2022 Financial News Headlines
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
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
Initial public offerings (IPOs) often attract initial public interest—especially when familiar brands become broadly available to investors for the first time. In recent months, investors have had the opportunity to buy shares of ride-hailing networks Uber and Lyft, workplace productivity services Zoom and Slack, and other high-profile businesses ranging from Pinterest to Beyond Meat. News outlets contribute to the frenzy, building anticipation, tracking the early hours of trading, … [Read more...] about IPOs: Profiles Are High. What About Returns?
When people act like the sky is falling, it's helpful to remember that volatility is normal, and there are simple things you can do to pursue a better investment experience. Recently, the market has shown a lot of volatility. This can be unnerving, even when you have a solid plan backed up by an investment philosophy you believe in. Most of the time, it feels great to know that if you're a long-term investor, you can go about your life with the confidence that true conviction … [Read more...] about David Booth on Market Volatility